Waiting on Wednesday: THE WAVE by Todd Strasser

Jill at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on. THE WAVE by Todd Stasser is a story based on actual events. Years ago I watched the movie on this very subject and from then on have been fascinated about this true story. 
So it is no wonder that I am excited about this upcoming book. Even though I know about this story it is still a fascinating experiment gone wrong.

Paperback Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-0307979124
Publisher: Ember
Pages: 144

The Wave is based on a true incident that occured 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 when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a "new" system to his students. And before long "The Wave," with its rules of "strength through discipline, community, and action, " sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of "The Wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too late.


  1. Interesting! Haven't heard of this one! Rarely do on Wednesdays, but that's the fun of Wednesday!

    Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Very interesting, especially since it is based on true events! Great pick, Here is my WoW!

  3. OK yes please!!! I love learning about any local history and that sounds fab!!! thanks for showing me lady!!!



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