“January 31, 2013.
[I have finished this book.]
The Wave is a story about a school experiment that goes to far. The best moment in the book was when Mr. Ross gave his speech in front of the Wave members. It was impressive, and it contained the moral that Mr. Ross and the author tried to teach the people: To never follow a group's will blindly. I strongly agree with this, since following a group can sometimes ignore one's need and individuality. This book was great because it was realistic, and the author took time to describe every character's backgrounds and feeling about The Wave. My favorite character in this book is Laurie Saunders, the protagonist. She is confident of herself, and when everybody else followed the Wave without thinking, she stood up for her own rights to express herself freely. This book contains power struggle, jealousies between friends, and the true identity. I think choosing the setting as a school was a great thing, because school is, indeed, a place of competition to control over somebody else. Overall, it was well-written, and intriguing book.”