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The Wave by Todd Strasser

Updated: Jul 1, 2019

Dell, 1981


Reacting to the incredulity of his high school students that the holocaust could have happened under the apathetic eyes of a nation, a high school teacher decides to show his history class what it was like to be under Nazi rule, and how easily people conform in order to be part of a group. The experiment works much better than he expects, unfortunately. Most of the students are only too happy to follow their "leader" blindly, and some unexpected and terrifying behavior occurs as a result.


Based on a true story, this short book is appropriate for middle school and high school students, but interesting for adults as well.

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kelliebooksblog
kelliebooksblog
Apr 15, 2020

Do you mean "The Wave" was a good movie? I'm checking out article, thanks for posting.

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yvonnelemonnier
yvonnelemonnier
Mar 18, 2021
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I meant The Stanford Prison Experiment was a good movie.

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yvonnelemonnier
yvonnelemonnier
Apr 15, 2020

I read The Wave after you told me about it. I think I wasn't as impressed because I had just seen The Stanford Prison Experiment. Which, it turns out, was a fraud. Good movie though.


https://www.vox.com/2018/6/13/17449118/stanford-prison-experiment-fraud-psychology-replication

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