by Todd Strasser
The Wave Quotes
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Ben's students spoke of his intensity – the way he got so interested and involved in a topic that they couldn't help but be interested also. (1.14)
He was "contagious," they'd say, meaning that he was charismatic. He could get them to follow through. (1.14)
Memory and the Past Quotes
They were studying World War Two, and the film Ben Ross was showing his class that day was a documentary depicting the atrocities the Nazis committed in their concentration camps. (2.1)
Maybe he was making a big deal out of nothing, but on the other hand, there had been that feeling, that group unity. (5.85)
Language and Communication Quotes
Even now some of the students were starting to fool around. The misery and horror depicted in the film must have seemed like just another television program. (2.8)
If they were studying the political system, he would divide the class into political parties. If they studied a famous trial, he might assign one student to be the defendant, others to be the prose...
"Today after school a boy was beaten up," her father said. "Now I got this story secondhand, so I don't know if it's all accurate. But apparently there was some kind of rally at school today, and h...
Seeing that he could never compete with his brother's achievements, Robert had decided it was better not to even try. (2.46)