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La vague [Read] ➪ La vague ➲ Todd Strasser – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk L Histoire est un ternel recommencement L histoire vraie d une exp rience inou e tent e en dans un lyc e californienPour faire comprendre les m canismes du nazisme ses l ves, Ben Ross, professeur d H L Histoire est un ternel recommencement L histoire vraie d une exp rience inou e tent e endans un lyc e californienPour faire comprendre les m canismes du nazisme ses l ves, Ben Ross, professeur d Histoire, cr e un mouvement exp rimental au slogan fort La Force par la Discipline, la Force par la Communaut , la Force par l Action En l espace de quelques jours, l atmosph re du paisible lyc e californien se transforme en microcosme totalitaire avec une docilit effrayante, les l ves abandonnent leur libre arbitre pour r pondre aux ordres de leur nouveau leader Quel choc pourra tre assez violent pour r veiller leurs consciences et mettre fin la d monstration Ce best seller, qui est devenu un manuel d Histoire en Allemagne et un film, souligne qu il est facile de se transformer en petit fasciste du jour au lendemain Philippe Vallet France Info.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 224 pages
  • La vague
  • Todd Strasser
  • French
  • 08 October 2019

About the Author: Todd Strasser

Todd Strasser is an American author ofthan novels for adults, young adults, and middle gradersHis most recent novel is Summer of Booklist review Drugs, sex, and rock n roll, those hallmarks of the summer of , are all here, but there s so muchIn this loosely autobiographical novel, Strasser introduces year old Lucas, who is bright and sensitive but also a screw up The picture painted of the Woodstock music festival shows the dark side of peace and love, and the prevalence of drugs is on almost every page The best part of the book, however, is the one that transcends eras Lucas introspection as he contemplates his place in the world Kirkus review Strasser perfectly captures the golden haze of youth and life on the cusp of adulthood Readers fascinated with this time period will find much to enjoy Vietnam, Woodstock, road trips, and acid trips a sweetly bittersweet, surprising, even melancholy bildungsroman set against a world in flux Groovy, man His most recent young adult novel is Price of Duty New York Public Library Best Book for Teens Compact and suspenseful, the novel raises important questions about war Kirkus This thought provoking book is both welcome and imperative Booklist starred review Rather than attempting to sway the reader, it offers awareness VOYA Tightly wound and compelling appropriate for an older middle school and high school audience VERDICT Highly recommended School Library Journal Bio Todd was born in New York City When he was young his parents moved to Roslyn Heights, New York Long Island Todd went to the IU Willets Elementary school and then attended the Wheatley School for junior high and high school His best subjects were math and science He also liked to read, but he had trouble with spelling and grammar, and didn t do well in English His favorite sports were tennis, skiing and fishing Todd went to college at New York University for a few years, and then dropped out He lived on a commune, then lived in Europe where he was a street musician All the while, Todd wrote songs and poems and lots of letters to his friends back home Finally he decided to try being a writer He returned to the United States and went to Beloit College where he studied literature and writing After college, Todd worked at the Middletown Times Herald Record newspaper in Middletown, New York, and later at Compton Advertising in New York City In , Todd sold his first novel, Angel Dust Blues He used the money to start the Dr Wing Tip Shoo fortune cookie company For the next years, Todd soldfortune cookies than books Todd now divides his time between writing books and speaking at schools and conferences When he s at home, he likes to spend time with his children and dog, Cooper He still likes to play tennis and ski, but his favorite new sport is surfing.



10 thoughts on “La vague

  1. CinnamonHopes CinnamonHopes says:

    This book is scary Honestly.It s not a horror story, it s not the kind of novel where monsters come jumping out the closet or at least not the green googley eyed kind This is a true story which I was told not to read because the subject matter was too old for me.When I first read The Wave, I had no comprehension of why it was scary Bad things happened, but it wasor less ok in the end It wasn t until I was older, and had a better grasp of world history, social psychology, and a true ab This book is scary Honestly.It s not a horror story, it s not the kind of novel where monsters come jumping out the closet or at least not the green googley eyed kind This is a true story which I was told not to read because the subject matter was too old for me.When I first read The Wave, I had no comprehension of why it was scary Bad things happened, but it wasor less ok in the end It wasn t until I was older, and had a better grasp of world history, social psychology, and a true ability to understand parallels that this book scared me.What happens in this novel has been proven time and again in psychological labs across not only America, but the world There is nothing superficially frightening about the events of this novel, but the sub text of the story is This novel helped me to see how good people can do bad things, without realizing how terrible they were really being It doesn t justify, rationalize, or apologize for these actions, but it does show how naturally horrific events can come about

  2. Kim Kim says:

    Laurie Sanders sat in the publications office at Gordon High School chewing on the end of a Bic pen She was a pretty girl with short light brown hair and an almost perpetual smile that only disappeared when she was upset or chewing on Bic pens Lately she d been chewing on a lot of pens In fact, there wasn t a single pen or pencil in her pocketbook that wasn t worn down on the butt end from nervous gnawing Still, it beat smoking Thus begins The Wave.Can we break apart that paragraph, pleasLaurie Sanders sat in the publications office at Gordon High School chewing on the end of a Bic pen She was a pretty girl with short light brown hair and an almost perpetual smile that only disappeared when she was upset or chewing on Bic pens Lately she d been chewing on a lot of pens In fact, there wasn t a single pen or pencil in her pocketbook that wasn t worn down on the butt end from nervous gnawing Still, it beat smoking Thus begins The Wave.Can we break apart that paragraph, please Laurie Sanders seriously WASPY name there sat in the publications office at Gordon High School seriously WASPY school there chewing on the end of a Bic isn t this a trademark or a registered item or something pen She was a pretty girl thanks, we needed that knowledge with short light brown hair and an almost perpetual BIG word smile that only disappeared when she was upset or chewing on Bic pens Here is the 1981 Made for TV movie version of Laurie Lately she d been chewing on a lot of pens In fact, there wasn t a single pen or pencil in her pocketbook I always hated pocketbooks that wasn t worn down on the butt end from nervous gnawing ALLITERATION Still, it beat smoking what a minute, what Laurie Sanders of Gordon High School fucking smokes Oh dear Lord, this was excruciatingly exasperating GOTCHA This is supposed based on a real event that happened in Palo Alto, California at Cubberley High School back in April of 1967 conducted by a History teacher named Ron Jones porn nameJones, unable to explain to his students how the German population could claim ignorance of the extermination of the Jewish people, decided to show them instead Jones started a movement called The Third Wave and told his students that the movement aimed to eliminate democracy The idea that democracy emphasizes individuality was considered as a drawback of democracy, and Jones emphasized this main point of the movement in its motto Strength through discipline, strength through community, strength through action, strength through pride So, this book is a novelization of a teleplay of an actual event And the writer, Todd Strasser, used the pen name Morton Rhue Really Morton Rhue Christ this shit is fucked up So what do YOU think happens Well, here s the spoiler They all become little Nazis Seriously Well, not all but like 98% of them do and the ones that don t are threatened The Wave is supposed to make the football team win big against Clarkstown The Wave takes the class reject future sociopath and makes him an organized, welcomed sociopath The Wave makes Amy Smitha petite girl with thick, curly, Goldilocks hairnot feel like she always needs to compete against her BFF, Laurie with boys and grades and stuff It s like when phen phen hit the market. It s a true blue miracle And how long do you think it took to stick C mon guess a month Two Try five days.Five.Days An entire school was ready to give up all personal freedom and individuality for this Wave which was nothingthan the motto, membership cards, and a salute, mind you in a work week Yes Yes. I, too, see Generation Y or Generation Z the one that got awards for every fucking little thing that they attempted completely falling under this spell But, seriously I KNOW that my generation is way too cynical for such crap We wouldn t have even bothered to attend the stupid pep rally announcing The Wave We re hiding in the darkroom playing Joy Division This novella teleplay what have you sucks It sucks donkey balls The writing falls between a bad Hardy Boys story and a good Sweet Valley High If I had to read another lines likeCopies of the Grapevine had never been scooped up faster than they were that day The school was abuzz with the newsI was going to start my own genocidal Nazi Party Please do not go all PC on me right now, ok Here s a little piece of Heaven for you With love, Kim medium length, brown reddish hair, haggard mom of four

  3. unknown unknown says:

    I read this book while on a family trip to Washington, D.C., shortly after visiting the Holocaust museum which is, in fact, where my mom bought it in the gift shop and is it weird that the Holocaust museum has a gift shop Even if the proceeds go to the museum.Perhaps that wasn t the best time to pick up a book that seeks to grossly oversimplify how fascism can slowly creep up and overtake a society of otherwise well meaning people, but what with the blatant metaphors and bad, bad dialo I read this book while on a family trip to Washington, D.C., shortly after visiting the Holocaust museum which is, in fact, where my mom bought it in the gift shop and is it weird that the Holocaust museum has a gift shop Even if the proceeds go to the museum.Perhaps that wasn t the best time to pick up a book that seeks to grossly oversimplify how fascism can slowly creep up and overtake a society of otherwise well meaning people, but what with the blatant metaphors and bad, bad dialogue, I could never shake the impression that I was reading an after school special.Then I read the back and discovered it WAS a novelization of an after school special, and all was made clear, but I still thought it was a pretty annoying book More something to read to introduce the concept to children than enjoy as an adult good ideas, but terrible, terrible writing, characterization, everything

  4. Shannon (Giraffe Days) Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:

    This book, written under the pen name of Morton Rhue in the United States, is a novelisation of the telemovie of the same name, which was based on a short story by Ron Jones about a real event.In 1969 a high school history teacher, Ben Ross, was working in a small all American town teaching his class of grade 12 students about the second World War After showing them a film on Adolf Hitler, the Nazis and concentration camps, his students couldn t understand why the German people hadn t realise This book, written under the pen name of Morton Rhue in the United States, is a novelisation of the telemovie of the same name, which was based on a short story by Ron Jones about a real event.In 1969 a high school history teacher, Ben Ross, was working in a small all American town teaching his class of grade 12 students about the second World War After showing them a film on Adolf Hitler, the Nazis and concentration camps, his students couldn t understand why the German people hadn t realised what was happening and done something to stop it How could they not have known The Nazis were a minority why didn t they overthrow them Ben s answers weren t satisfactory, and in an effort to help them understand, the next day he begins a classroom experiment He began by teaching them discipline strength through discipline and by the end of the lesson had them all sitting with perfect posture, rising and shouting out answers to his questions with perfect obedience The experiment continued, incorporating a name for the group The Wave as well as a salute and twomottos Strength through community and strength through action Next he gave them membership cards and sent them out to recruit His class swelled as kids started skipping their own lessons to be part of his history class The Wave was introduced to the school s football team and at first, teachers noticed all the improvements better discipline, punctuality etc Ben also noticed that, while they were now handing in their homework on time, there was no thought going into their answers, no questioning.The only student in his original class who resisted was Laurie, editor of the school s paper, but even she didn t believe at first that it wasthan a game that was being taken too seriously Not until one student is beaten up because he s Jewish, and others are threatened for not joining The Wave The Wave had taken over the school and was acting on orders given by Ben orders he d never given them the movement had a life of its own.After just over a week pressure from parents and the school principal, as well as his own wife, Christy, a music teacher at the school, forced Ben to end the experiment and question his own involvement The power trip may have got to him, and he worried that he still had control He told the Wave members that there was going to be a special meeting in the auditorium only for Wave members, where they would meet their national youth Wave leader When they had all assembled the projector showed an image of Adolf Hitler.This is the story I mentioned a while back, that had come up in the workshop I went to on teaching genocide in schools someone had watched the film at school At the time I had no idea that there was a novel based on the film, but the grade 8s at my Practicum school are starting an independent reading unit with two books Animal Farm and The Wave I was quite excited to read it, since the telemovie isn t so easy to get hold of I think you have to order it from the States.The story is fiction, but it s based on a real event The teacher was Ron Jones, and there is some controversy around how much of his account is bullshit Some ex students were who involved have said that it didn t happen like that, that it never took over the school and so on I found a website collecting debunking stories but I don t have the link sorry.Personally, I can understand why some would want to downplay the experiment and its effect on them No one likes to be made a fool of, and no one would want people to think they had it in them to be a little Nazi, a follower, an obedient servant of power hungry dictators No one would want to admit that they were not only taken in by it all but got caught up in it to the point of believing it was wonderful, good, fostered equality and that people who were against it should be stopped.There are ex students of the school who fully support Ron Jones account of the experiment, and there are articles from the school s paper about it as well It happened a long time ago and no one s memory of it is going to be perfect, but I don t doubt that it happened The movie is of course a dramatisation of the real event and, for effect, probably embellished at times But to fixate on how real or truthful The Wave is is to totally miss the point.The experiment was highly successful, and those who had said it could never happen now like it was a product of its times and that we had all learnt out lesson from Nazi Germany The big shock was that it could happen so easily, and happen amongst middle class, normal people It s a great peek into human nature As one character, David, says to Laurie while trying to convince her to shut up about The Wave Some guys just used The Wave as an excuse for beating that kid up Don t you see The Wave is still for the good of the whole Why can t you see that, Laurie It could be a whole new system We could make it work p113 At the beginning, the similarities to the military are very apparent and disturbing But when a group of kids or anyone takes on a single mind, you can really see how impossible it becomes to resist, to speak out, to decline Ben Ross final speech to the students under the picture of Adolf Hitler neatly sums it upYou thought you were so special Ross told them Better than everyone outside of this room You traded your freedom for what you said was equality But you turned your equality into superiority over non Wave members You accepted the group s will over your own convictions, no matter who you had to hurt to do it Oh, some of you thought you were just going along for the ride, that you could walk away at any moment But did you Did any of you try it Yes, you all would have made good Nazis, Ben told them You would have put on the uniform, turned your heads, and allowed your friends and neighbors to be persecuted and destroyed You say it could never happen again, but look how close you came Threatening those who wouldn t join you, preventing non Wave members from sitting with you at football games Fascism isn t something those other people did, it is right here, in all of us You ask how could the German people do nothing as millions of innocent human beings were murdered How could they claim they weren t involved What causes people to deny their own histories Ben moved closer to the front of the stage and spoke in a low voice If history repeats itself, you will all want to deny what happened to you in The Wave But, if our experiment has been successful and I think you can see that it has you will have learned that we are all responsible for our own actions, and that you must always question what you do rather than blindly follow a leader, and that for the rest of your lives, you will never, ever allow a group s will to usurp your individual rightsp134 5

  5. Brandy Brandy says:

    A compelling story about how Nazi Germany could have been created how the minority controlled the majority, and how the majority allowed themselves to be controlled It s based on the true story of The Third Wave experiment, which demonstrated fascism as a part of teaching about WWII But the writing of this book Oh, the writing It hurts It should be noted that in tiny print on the copyright page, it does note that this is a novelization of a teleplay that was an adaptation of the original t A compelling story about how Nazi Germany could have been created how the minority controlled the majority, and how the majority allowed themselves to be controlled It s based on the true story of The Third Wave experiment, which demonstrated fascism as a part of teaching about WWII But the writing of this book Oh, the writing It hurts It should be noted that in tiny print on the copyright page, it does note that this is a novelization of a teleplay that was an adaptation of the original teacher s essay about the experiment Once you re that far removed, I m not sure it s possible to write a good book, but oh, the writing is just bad And I can also make some allowances for it being 1981 when he wrote it The second sentence of the book is She was a pretty girl with short light brown hair and an almost perpetual smile that only disappeared when she was upset or chewing on Bic pens Sentence 1 established that she was, in fact, chewing on a Bic pen And the whole book sounds like that.It s a valuable book for a curriculum, but I do wish we could have students read the original essay instead, just as a matter of literary quality

  6. Jon Nakapalau Jon Nakapalau says:

    A new movement is coursing through High Schooldiscipline and strength must be maintained and enforced This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in California Ellwood P Cubberley High School history class in Palo Alto, California in 1969 As the experiment exits the class there many positive features that start to take placebut what is to be done with the individuals who do not fit in Chilling glimpse into how Nazism was able to spread.

  7. Ashleigh Ashleigh says:

    I read this book as an assigned book report and wasnt quite sure if I would like it or not To be completely honest, I picked it because of its title The Wave It sounded relaxing to me However, when I actually read the book, I realized it wasnt about the waves in the ocean at all It was a pleasant suprise to read something different When you finish reading the book, you have that feeling like wow That ACTUALLY happened Its very sad that this happened, but we have to learn from people s I read this book as an assigned book report and wasnt quite sure if I would like it or not To be completely honest, I picked it because of its title The Wave It sounded relaxing to me However, when I actually read the book, I realized it wasnt about the waves in the ocean at all It was a pleasant suprise to read something different When you finish reading the book, you have that feeling like wow That ACTUALLY happened Its very sad that this happened, but we have to learn from people s mistakes Not just our own, but others as well After reading this book I realized that this stuff DID happen, and it could easily happen again if we re not careful We shouldnt allow a group s will to overpower our own judgement It is not good to follow someone blindly We should always question what we are doing If we think that it is wrong, we should make the decision not to do it, even if many others are not as smart or as brave The Wave really makes you think It makes you question yourself Which in many cases is a good thing Have you been making good choices Do you have good judgement Or have you been following another s decisions This book helps you figure out what you should do and also what NOT to do I love this book, and I would definitely reccomend it to people who are trying to mature and understand the world s issues If we understand them better, we can figure out ways to make sure that things like this dont continue to happen in the future

  8. Danit Danit says:

    Danit Benjamin s book review of The Wave by Morton Rhue This book is based on a true story of an experiment carried out by Ben Ross, a history teacher in a high school in California They were studying World War II After being shown a documentary showing the atrocities the Nazis committed the students questioned how it was possible for 90% of the German people to allow this to happen.Ben Ross decided to do an experiment to show the students how easily it could happen He created a group call Danit Benjamin s book review of The Wave by Morton Rhue This book is based on a true story of an experiment carried out by Ben Ross, a history teacher in a high school in California They were studying World War II After being shown a documentary showing the atrocities the Nazis committed the students questioned how it was possible for 90% of the German people to allow this to happen.Ben Ross decided to do an experiment to show the students how easily it could happen He created a group called The Wave Their motto was strength through discipline Each member had to greet each other with a special salute and they were against everyone who resisted belonging to the group Ben Ross realized that the experiment had gone too far when the group attacked those who resisted I became interested in this book after my cousin took the main part in a dramatic presentation of The Wave and recommended it The strong points of the book are that it shows how people are easily led by their peers and need to understand as Ben tells them at the end You traded your freedom for what you said was equality you would have all made good Nazis we are all responsible for our own actions never allow a group s will to usurp your individual rights This book should be read by all teenagers who are easily influenced by their peers especially in smoking, drinking and drugs It also teaches how easily history can repeat itself

  9. Annemarie Annemarie says:

    Unfortunately, this was a huge disappointment for me Although the topic and the fact that this book is based on a real story are very interesting, it was rather poorly executed.The major problem for me were the characters.They had absolutely no depth to them and I was left with many questions.Why does the teacher decide to keep the experiment going in the first place Why do the students just go with it, without any questions What makes them decide to tell other students about the movement Ho Unfortunately, this was a huge disappointment for me Although the topic and the fact that this book is based on a real story are very interesting, it was rather poorly executed.The major problem for me were the characters.They had absolutely no depth to them and I was left with many questions.Why does the teacher decide to keep the experiment going in the first place Why do the students just go with it, without any questions What makes them decide to tell other students about the movement How come everyone suddenly cares about Robert Where do Laurie s doubts come from What made David change his mind so suddenly How did Mr Ross finally realise that his experiment went too far What made him accept that he needed to stop it What were the reactions of the students when they realised what they had become Maybe not knowing the answers to these questions is the point of the book, but it just left me frustrated, confused and annoyed.In addition to that, everything happened very fast and at times I felt like I was reading a newspaper article and not a book.Right after I finished reading, I decided to watch the german movie based on the same true story, and although it ended in a quite dramatic way bit of an overkill, in my opinion , it still seemedrealistic than this book

  10. Jana Jana says:

    Such a fascinating story and concept It is scary if you think about it, but so well done.

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