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The Wave

The Wave

  

by Todd Strasser

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The Wave is very loosely based on a situation that went down in Palo Alto, California in the 1960s.

Todd Strasser isn't that famous in the U.S. But in Germany, where he's known as Morton Rhue, he's a household name. His books, especially The Wave, are required reading in many German schools. (Source.)

Our author is super involved with the young adults who read his books. He makes a ton of trips to different schools to speak, and even Skypes with some classrooms! (Source.)

This real-life story isn't the only one of its kind. Check out the Stanford Prison Experiment for another example of an experiment gone wrong.

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