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The wave / Todd Strasser.

Authors: Strasser, Todd.
Call number: TEEN FIC STR
Publisher: New York : Dell, 2005, c1981..
Publication date: 2005, c1981..
Subject: Social psychology -- Fiction.
Peer pressure -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Group psychotherapy for teenagers -- Fiction.
Teen literature.
Title: The wave / Todd Strasser.
Edition: New Laurel-leaf edition.
Physical description: 138 p. ; 18 cm.
Notes: "Laurel leaf books."
"This work is a novelization of a teleplay by Johnny Dawkins based on a short story by Ron Jones."--T.p. verso.
Summary note: A high school experiment to test social interaction backfires when an elitist group is formed. What starts as an innocent experiment brings terror to a high school. 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.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
ISBN: 0440993717 (pbk.)
9780440993711 (pbk.)
0440993717
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|831868
Bib No.: 831868

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