The Wave, The End

This response takes place between chapters 13-17.
Laurie went to the football game and wanted to talk to Amy on the bleachers but was stopped by Brian. Brian said she could only go on the bleachers if she did The Wave salute but she refused to. Laurie and some of The Grapevine staff turned the Saunders home into a newsroom. They were making a special edition of the paper that was almost entirely about The Wave. The special paper would include the story about the anonymous junior and a report about the sophomore who got beaten up. Laurie showed Amy the stories that were in the paper but Amy still wanted to be in The Wave because she likes the way everyone is equal and no one is better than someone else. Ben could here two people in the hallway talking to each other, they were talking about how Ben had “brain washed” the kids. David, Robert and Brian were talking about how they would have to get rid of Laurie because she wrote the bad things that The Wave had done. They insisted that David would talk to Laurie to try and get her to stop writing bad things about The Wave. Ben’s wife told him that he should bring an end to The Wave. Ben knew that he should put an end to The Wave but he had to figure out how. People were resigning from The Wave and The Grapevine staff celebrated their success. When Laurie was going to leave the school the word “enemy” was painted on her locker and she became scared. The lights started to go out and she ran out the doors. David and Brian were waiting in Brian’s van outside of the school for Laurie to come out. David tried to convince Laurie to stop writing bad things about The Wave but she didn’t want to so eventually David got mad and pushed her to the ground. That’s when he realized that The Wave had made him into a different person. Christy told Ben that he had to put an end to The Wave or Principle Owens will. Ben knew how he was going to end The Wave and still make the kids feel like they have learned a lesson. David and Laurie came to Ben’s house and told Ben that he had to put an end to The Wave, Ben told them he knew he had to but he didn’t tell them how he was going to. He told them that they would have to trust him. Teachers had been complaining about The Wave and Principle Owen told Ben he had to stop The Wave, Ben told him the plan that he had to end The Wave. Ben was telling The Wave when the rally was going to be, he also told them that they were going to show the new national Wave leader. David and Laurie told everyone he was lying but instead they were escorted to the principles office. Laurie told David that she wanted to see The Waves new leader. At the rally there were guards and all of the doors were locked. The leader never popped up on the screen so a kid yelled out that there was no leader so two guards took him out and Laurie and David were able to slip in. A giant picture of Hitler was on the screen Ben told them that all of them were becoming little Nazi’s. That all of them had come close to becoming something as bad as this. Everyone was shocked and some in tears. When everyone left Ben saw Robert crying and cheered him up and Ben asked him if he wanted to get something to eat with him.
A lot of interesting things happened in the past 5 chapters but my favourite part of the chapters was when Ben told everyone that they were becoming mini Nazi’s because he gave a very inspiring and powerful speech. It was so powerful that some people even broke into tears. My favourite character in these chapters is Ben because I began to see the good in him. He finally understood how far The Wave had gotten and ended it in a very powerful way and he made a speech that made me want to keep on reading. A part that I really liked in the book was when David pushed Laurie down because he was so shocked when he figured out what The Wave makes you become. A part in the past chapters that surprised me for a few pages was when Laurie and David was in Ben’s when he said he was going to put an end to The Wave but instead he continued telling what was going to happen in the rally. A part that made me nervous was when the word enemy was painted on and all the lights in the hallway went off because I thought Laurie was going to get hurt by someone.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by kingofmonkeys on April 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Wow you really explained what happened in chapters 13-17. I thought you did a great job explain out the chapter.


  2. Posted by kingofmonkeys on April 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Wow you really explained what happened in chapters 13-17. I thought you did a great job explain out the chapter.


  3. Posted by Nicole on April 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I like how Ben is your favorite character. He is mine to, he finally understood how far The Wave has come. And he decided to put a stop to it, right at the end. Great post!


  4. Posted by bannanapolkadot on April 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I really like the fact that Ben ended the wave. Do you think he let the wave get out of hand? I do but it was good in the end because he made a great point. I also really like the speech the Ben made it was very touching.


  5. Posted by Ken on April 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Wow, nice post, Riley! Your explanation of the chapters is quite amazing. I think that part in the book was my favourite too. Overall, what did you think of this book? :3


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