The Testing

The Testing

By Joelle Charbonneau

21 ratings 30 reviews 33 followers
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 4 - 6Z+5.694872

It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war civilization. When Cia is chosen, her father finally tells her about his own nightmarish half-memories of The Testing. Armed with his dire warnings (”Cia, trust no one”), she bravely heads off to Tosu City, far away from friends and family, perhaps forever. Danger, romance—and sheer terror—await.

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9780544336230
ISBN-10: 0544336232
Published on 1/6/2015
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 352

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This book looks awesome! Im totally going to read it!

This book is awesome so far but I am still reading it. There are also two other books in this series.

It is the best book ever, and I think it is Thrilling and Exciting :) I recommend this book to anyone 11 years old & older.

I wish they had more series of it!

This is the best book ever! I think it would be perfect for any kid 11 and older to read!

The Testing is a fast paced intense book about young love and surviving.

This book... Isn't my favourite. It is like the hunger games, but with everything that made the hunger games so good taken out of it. (the gore, sadness, etc.) I read on one site that is was more optimistic, but it isn't! Cia, although resourceful, is too perfect for me... she doesn't have any flaws made clear to the audience. The characters don't have that much personality and description is sparse. It was alright, but could not be compared to the hunger games, Marie Lu's Legend, and all other books of this sort.

Bad horrible slow plot. This book is not good do not waste your time reading it.

One of my friends is reading this, & she says it's almost just like The Hunger Games Series, but with some certain amendments. She thinks that the series is really cool, so I should read it.

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