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The Wave by Morton Rhue
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Jul 10, 10

Found this book on the summer reading table for one of the school districts. It is based on a true story that happened back in 1969--in a high school. A history teacher tried an experiment called the wave, to see if he could replicate the circumstances that got so many people, and children involved in the Nazi movement in the 1930s. The premise for the story is a good one, although, I believe it is poorly written. There has been a movie made about it.... I would have preferred it not to have been dramatized. The author would have been better off writing about the events in more of a non-fiction style. Having said that, however, I can see why a teacher would have students read the book. It relates beautifully with a study of the holocaust or WW2. It lends itself to amazing discussion and debate. It was a quick read--read it while sitting here waiting for the rain to slow down so I can go buy a paint brush to finish STeve's man-cave!
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