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The Wave
The Wave
Author: Todd Strasser
This book is a novelization of a teleplay by Johnny Dawkins based on a short story by Ron Jones.  — The Wave is based on a true incident that occurred in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969. — The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom whe...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440993711
ISBN-10: 0440993717
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 144
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
A very interesting story about a classroom experiment that went a little too far. Mr. Ross was trying to teach his class about a large group movement, but even he got too caught up, enjoying all to well the role ofthe "leader". Worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Really creepy; really good. I highly recommened this. They were talking about the case in my psych class. The reading is easy and engaging.
reviewed The Wave on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Thought-provoking quick read.
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Helpful Score: 2
thought-provoking-both my children loved it
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Helpful Score: 2
This is probably a good book for a 13-year-old, but not very engaging for an adult.
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Short, touching novella about the Holocaust


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