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Robert Billings' older brother, who is never seen in the story but whose outstanding qualities as a student and athlete haunt Robert mentally in his daily life.
A student in Ben Ross' history class and the quarterback of the Gordon High School football team.
The principal of Gordon High School, he becomes the voice of the wider community in the novel.
Gordon High School student who is also the investigator reporter for The Grapevine.
Gordon High School student who is also the music reviewer for The Grapevine.
The wife of Ben Ross, as well as the music and choir instructor at Gordon High School.
A friend of Christy Ross who plays tennis with her.
A student in Ben Ross' history class and member of the football team.
A junior who is the second string quarterback, he wishes to replace Brian Ammon.
The mother of Laurie Saunders, concerned about The Wave and its influence.
The father of Laurie Saunders and husband of Midge Saunders, he is initially more complacent about The Wave than his wife.
A student in Mr. Ross’ History class and member of The Wave.
Biology teacher and football coach.
The mother of Jeff and Robert Billings.
Unnamed Jewish Boy
Harassed by members of The Wave and called a “dirty Jew”.
Complainants to Principal Owens.
The Rabbi for the unnamed Jewish boy.
The German dictator who instigated World War II and is responsible for the Holocaust.
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