This story is based on an actual incident that occured in a school history class in California - a classroom experiment that went too far. Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of "the wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too late.
I read this at school 12 years ago, and still remember it today. It is a good book, and what happened in it is not fiction. A real reminder of how easy it is to re-create one of histories biggest disasters Nazi-Germany, it only takes one principle "for the good of the whole."
I studied this book as part of my English curriculum in 4th form, and it's basically just your typical English studie book - plenty of things like motifs and themes to write about, but generally boring and hard to pay attention to. Can't say I enjoyed it, and the movie that goes with it is truly terrible. Wouldn't recommend reading this unless you have to.