Reception and criticism

Reception of the novel

The novel The Wave by Morton Rhue was highly praised by contemporary critics and literary departments in most respects. The critics were particularly impressed by the fact that the controversial topic of National Socialism is treated so vividly. There was further praise for the inherent relevance of the work. All in all, The Wave is described as both an exciting and shocking novel and a classic. It is considered one of the most widely read books for young readers of our time.

For this reason, the book also belongs in the literary canon of secondary schools and is read extremely frequently. Since it never loses its relevance, this is likely to be the case for some time to come. The great interest in the novel arises mainly from the fact that Morton Rhu...

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