This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a California school in 1969. A teacher creates an experimental movement in his class to help students understand how people could have followed Hitler. The results are astounding. The highly disciplined group, modeled on the principles of the Hilter Youth, has its own salute, chants, and special ways of acting as a unit and sweeps beyond the class and throughout the school, evolving into a society willing to give up freedom for regimentation and blind obedience to their leader. All will learn a lesson that will never be forgotten.
A Must Read
Not only does this book have an excellent story behind it, it also has points that are relatable for both students and teachers, definitely a must read book
This is a good book
A great read
This book was a required read in high school, but, I can say I honestly didn't remember much of it. The story has a powerful lesson to be learned, one that I'm not sure society has fully learned, or ever will. A captivating story from start to finish, and quite easy to read.