Wow. This book is amazing. I thought that The Wave would have ended by now, but I guess not.
In the beginning of these chapters, Mr. Ross is not sure what to think of The Wave. His classroom had been expanding, because students were coming during study hall, and everything like that. For pretty much the whole chapter, he thinks of this. Looking at that made me wonder if Mr. Ross is finally realizing that he is lost in his own experiment.
Mr. Ross has a meeting with Principal Owens. Ben is asked what is going on with this whole Wave idea, and Ben explains it to him. Principal Owens agrees to let it go, and if something comes up The Wave must be stopped. At last, the principal thinks that it won’t go on for long because Ben has got the whole school worked up.
When Laurie gets to school that day, she goes to the Grapevine Office. She finds a story written for the Grapevine on her desk. The story is about a kid who is asked to join The Wave, and is pretty much harassed about not joining. The student had 2 friends with him, and his friends wanted to join until they met the student that invited them to The Wave. Laurie ends up putting this story into the Grapevine, and it is a huge success.
In the novel, they talk about the fact that the junior did not put his name on the letter. It struck me, and I realized that the Wave was not just a small experiment. It was like the new group, and if you weren’t in it then you would be a loser.
At first The Wave seemed like a utopia. Everyone was equal, and did everything the same. After I read a bit more into the book I realized that doing small things that you may think is better for a place, might cause harm in the end. In the beginning of the novel, The Wave was a hunky-dory group and everything was all well and swell. Next thing you know, Mr. Ross adds small things to the Wave, and it made it into a matter of being in it or not.
These chapters were surely well wrote and I enjoyed them. I had predicted that something would happen to change the ways of the Wave, and the letter that Laurie got shows that. I thought that the Wave was the perfect thing, and in the end it was harmful to many people. After they printed the letter and put it in the newspaper, people realized that The Wave wasn’t good anymore. It wasn’t a good place. It was at first but it completely changed.
Well, this is it for this week’s post.