The Wave is a novel that is very relevant to this day and age of populism. Set in the United States during the 1980’s, this true story demonstrates just how fast a wave of populism can occur. It serves as a reminder that waves, such as the Nazism, did not begin with the horrible, infamous actions for which they are remembered, rather with words.
As most well written stories are, this book offers an ever-relevant lesson: stand up for what you believe is right. Do not simply comply with the masses. Do not permit or even bare witness to injustice taking place merely because it isn’t happening to you – because sooner or later, you will likely be the next victim. The climax of the plot best demonstrates this lesson, leaving the characters and its readers, humbled.
Therefore, I encourage you to read this short, but potent story. My recommendations for you would be to stay informed, to constantly question things, and to be on the lookout for what waves could be next.