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Author Morton Rhue Publisher Heinemann New Windmills Title The title of the book is the Wave The book is called the Wave because the book is all about the Wave The Wave is an experiment of Ben Ross he is a history teacher He wants to give them a taste of what life in Nazi Germany might have been like Setting The story takes place in the Palo Alto California in 1969 It is based on a true story Main characters Laurie Saunders editor-in-chief of the Grapevine She is a very popular girl at Gordon High She was against the Wave Ben Ross A history teacher who wants to give the students a taste of what life in Nazi Germany might have been like David Collings Lauries boyfriend He was in the Wave but when he started hurting Laurie he realised what The Wave had done to him Minor characters Robert Billing Brian Ammon Christy Ross and all the other people who were in the Wave Plot outline Laurie Saunders is a very popular girl at Gordon High She is editor-in-chief of the Grapevine She and her boyfriend David Collins have history class together Their teacher Ben Ross shows them a movie about the atrocities the nazis commited in their concentration camps The kids were shocked They couldnt believe something like that really happened That no one stopped them The next day Ben wants to try an experiment He wants to give his students a taste of what life in Nazy Germany might have been like He was certain it would make far more impression on the students then any book explanation could ever make He writes on the blackboard STRENGTH THROUGH DISCIPLINE All the kids are wondering why he did that Then they need to place their hands flat across the small of their back and force their spine straight up Then they have to walk around the
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