The Wave – Growing Every Day
Hi, there! Again, I am here today blogging about a book. Which one? Yup, you guessed it! The Wave! This set of chapters is a bit more interesting than the last ones… :)
Mr. Ross isn’t really sure what to think of The Wave. The recruitment of other students in school was quite successful, and now his class that had formerly consisted of a small group was absolutely packed! Things were going well, as none of the students were falling behind in their other classes.
One thing that wasn’t so great was they answered all of their questions with very quick and short answers. They no longer answered, out loud or on paper, with longer answers, but made they spoke with as short of sentences as possible. That would make writing essays a more difficult than usual, that’s for sure.
Norm Schiller, the biology teacher as well as football coach, was thankful to Mr. Ross for The Wave, as it had seemed to be helping the football team greatly in their preparation for the big game against Clarkstown.
Students all had different reasons for why they loved The Wave, and being a part of it. Some reasons were that it was different from anything they’d experienced before; that it was democratic; they even enjoyed the increased discipline that they were taught to show (which really surprised me quite a bit!).
While all of this is happening with The Wave, Laurie and the other Grapevine staff were having trouble with coming up with what they would have in the next issue. Someone suggested that they could do a story on The Wave. Laurie wasn’t crazy about the idea, but agreed anyway. She asked the other staff to get opinions from other students about what they thought of The Wave personally.
That night Laurie’s mom talks to her about something that happened that involved The Wave. Her mom had run into Elaine Billings, who was so happy about the changes in her son, Robert, who she had been quite concerned for before The Wave had come along. Laurie’s mom wasn’t really sure, but she didn’t think that what was happening to Robert was a very good thing, because it follows the pattern of cults and the kind of people who are usually attracted to them.
When her mom asked Laurie about the Wave Rally that was coming up on Friday afternoon, she told her mom that it was just a football pep rally, just with a different name. Her mom was quite surprised by the lack of concern that her daughter was presenting - Laurie thinks that it will be over within a few days or so. But the truth is that she is indeed very worried about the situation, as well…
What do you think will happen? Do you think that it will end soon, or do you think it will go on? What do you think about The Wave, the group itself, overall?