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The Wave
The Wave
by Todd Strasser
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Character Role Analysis

Ben and Robert

Ben and Robert are pretty much polar opposites. Ben excels in anything academic and is extremely popular with students and teachers. He seems totally comfortable in his own skin, and confident of his place in the world. On the other side of things, Robert lags behind in both the academic and social aspects of high school. How to fit into the world of school (or life in general) is a huge mystery to him. Yet, both of these guys get caught up in the power and popularity The Wave brings. Why? Well, these are the guys that have the most to win (and the most to lose) from the experiment.

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