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The Wave

The Wave (Paperback)

By Rhue, Morton

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Laurie isn't sure what to make of 'The Wave'. It had begun as a simple history experiment to liven up their World War II studies and had become a craze that was taking over their lives. Laurie's classmates are changing from normal teenagers into chanting, saluting fanatics. 'The ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780141368931
Barcode 9780141368931
Published 30 January 2017 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Series The Originals
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ISBN-13 9780141368931
ISBN-10 0141368934
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 30 January 2017
International Publication Date 4 August 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Rhue, Morton
Series The Originals
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Truancy & Exclusion From School
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 129g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 740079

Description of this Book

Laurie isn't sure what to make of 'The Wave'. It had begun as a simple history experiment to liven up their World War II studies and had become a craze that was taking over their lives. Laurie's classmates are changing from normal teenagers into chanting, saluting fanatics. 'The Wave' is sweeping through the school - and it is out of control. Laurie's friends scoff at her warnings but she knows she must make them see what they have become before it's too late. Based on a nightmarish true episode in a Californian high school, this powerful novel is part of the Originals - Penguin's very best modern classics for young adults.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Morton Rhue is the pen name of successful American children's writer Todd Strasser. Born in New York in 1950, Todd has had more than 140 children's and young adult books published. His most well-known book is The Wave which is a fictionalized account of a fascinating teaching experiment in a California high school in 1967. It was made into a film. Todd continues to live in New York state and has a grown-up family.

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