Some of the characters are Laurie Saunders. She is pretty girl with short light brown hair an almost perpetual smile that only disappeared when she was upset or chewing on Bic Pens. Amy Smith, a petite girl with thick, curly, goldilocks hair. Mr. Gabondi a French teacher in Gordon high school, he was a short, dark, heavyset man who always seemed to be sweating even on the coldest winter days. Ben Ross he has long wavy hair. The book wave took place in Gordon high school. They did an experiment in class. Two of the people in the class because the wave was going to crash in to the town. They told the other people they may not come back. They had to but something in the wave to stop it.