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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.


Welcome to The Wave -Or Else

This response takes place between chapters 9-12.
The Wave began to grow larger because of the recruitment of other students in other classes. The whole class was improveing in preparation and also class participation. The members of The Grapevine were trying to come up with stories for the school paper. Laurie had a talk with her mom about how Roberts mom saying he was a new person and Mrs.Saunders suspected that he had joined some sort of cult. Principle Owens wanted to speak to Mr.Ross about The Wave. Principle Owens wanted Mr.Ross to explain what The Wave was, he also told hims the benefits of The Wave and how it is affecting the people in his class. Laurie Saunders got a note from a boy telling her about a person who was harassed by a member of the Wave because he was not interested in joining. Robert said the he wanted to be Mr.Ross’s bodyguard, Mr.Ross was a little unsure about this but he knew it would make Robert feel good so he let him. Brian and Deutsch got into a fight, Laurie and David also got into a fight about the rally which made them break up. Laurie and some other people from The Grapevine wanted to make a group to stop The Wave. Laurie found out that a kid was beat up who was Jewish, he was a “dirty Jew”. Could this be the start of a new mini Nazi group?
In these chapter my feelings about the characters have changed, I don’t really like David that much any more because he seems to be to caught up in The Wave. My favourite part was when Laurie found out that a Jewish boy was beat up because this could be a start to something major. It interested me that Mrs.Saunders thought that Robert Billings may have been in a cult because of his sudden personality change. Could this mean that The Wave could be something bad like a cult? I didn’t understand why exactly Mr.Ross let Robert be his bodyguard because that says that the kids are hypnotized kind of and are like slaves. It scared me when a junior sent a letter to Laurie about when he was harassed by a member of The Wave because he did not want to join them.

The Book Thief’s Child Characters

The main character of the book is a little girl named Liesel. In the beginning of the book Liesel, her brother and her mother were on a train packed with people. Liesel’s brother was sick and was coughing out blood and had sores. Luckily Liesel and her mother was still alive when they got out of the train. A grave digger dropped a grave diggers handbook and Liesel stole it. Liesel left her mother to be sent to a foster home with a tall, skinny man named Hans Hubermann and his plump, ugly wife Rosa Hubermann. Liesel would not get out of the car when Rosa was screaming and yelling at her but Hans spoke very softly to Liesel to get her out. She did not know how to read so Hans had to teach her. At school Liesel couldn’t read and when she said the she could read she ended up saying what she memorized from the grave diggers handbook. Kids made fun of her because of it and one day she lost it and savagely beat 2 kids. She was beaten by Sister Maria twice that same day.

Rudy Steiner is best friends with Liesel. Rudy’s dad is a member of the nazi party. His dad doesn’t hate Jewish people but being a nazi is very good for his business. Rudy was obsessed about a black man named Jesse Owens who was in the olympics. He loved Jesse Owens and wanted to be just like him, Jesse Owens was one of the fastest men in the Olympics. Rudy liked him so much he covered his body with charcoal at night and was running around.When Rudy and Liesel were racing he said if he won Liesel had to kiss him but if she won she wouldn’t have to be the goalie for soccer anymore.

I feel that Liesel can be rude and mean but she can also be polite and nice. She seems kinda patient because she waited so long for her mom to write her a letter back. At times she seems like a very stubbern character. She seems to have a little bit of a temper because at school,  kids were teasing her but she snapped and beat two of them up. Liesel is a very complex character. She can be happy one moment but angry another.

Rudy is a person who really likes Liesel and wants to kiss her. He is a very fast runner and adores Jesse Owens. He can be a funny character sometimes when he is trying to kiss Liesel.


Nazi Germany

The Jewish people would starve and die. Nazis would pile corpses on the streets. Jewish People lived in ghettos. The Nazis wanted to look like Rome. They had the Nazi flag everywhere on the streets. Soldiers were marching with flags on the streets. Kids had guns and would become Nazis. The Nazi flag symbol is called a swastika. It was a symbol of peace, prosperity and love. Nazi Germany was a political party.

Another example of a name for Nazi Germany is the third reich. When Hitler became chancellor of Germany the political party Nazis became corrupted. The allies of the Nazi party was Russia, Italy and Japan. On September 1, 1939 Nazi German Troops ivaded Poland. This made several other Europian countries declare war on the German State. The US would not join the fight until after the attack.

The rise of Nazi Germany or the third reich was considered a killing machine. To get the power which allowed him to direct the course of Germany, Hitler used the burning down of the Reichstag to declare a national emergency, and the allowing act. When Hitler had his power he had to get the army to secure his power.

The Nazis were very racist towards jews and it became worse and worse. The Nazis would have parades mocking the Jewish culture. Nazi Germany tried to invade their allies the Russians. They were basically fight East and West and eventually lost the fight. They experimented new products on Jewish people basically until they died.

In concentration camps a Nazi sat at a table and pointed one way or the other that decided your fate death or slavery. One way had poisan gas rooms or cremation rooms. The other way you would walk down the path and possibly get shot in the back of the hit and your body would fall into a ditch. Or you ended up becomeing a slave and they would feed you watery soup once a day.


The leaders of Nazi Germany made a large number of organizations for the purpose of helping them stay in power. They rearmed and made their military stronger. By 1935 the German federal government and the Nazi party had become virtually on and the same.Nazis did not only kill Jewish people but they also di not like home sexuals, gypsies and as well as political opponents. Hitler headed initially headed a coalition govenment but he quickly eliminated his government partners.