The Testing [Book Review]

TitleThe Testing
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Genre: Dystopian
Pages: 352
Year: 2013
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: A friend
Rating: 4.5/5


Cia dreams of going onto University in Tosu City after she graduates from her colony’s school. But in order to get there, she has to make it through the Testing. When Cia discovers what this really means, the honor of being chosen for the Testing is quickly replaced with a more basic need to survive.

My Thoughts:

If you liked The Hunger Games and Divergent, you’ll love The Testing. It has the same thrilling pace, as Cia fights for her life and discovers the truth of the Testing. And, of course, there is a little romance along the way. Cia is a wonderful character: strong, smart, trusting.

The entire book was fascinating. I just wanted to read and read and read. And now I am not-so-patiently waiting for a kind book fairy to send me Independent Study.

2 thoughts on “The Testing [Book Review]

  1. Kyle @ A Reader's Pensieve July 9, 2013 / 10:27 am

    I can’t wait to read this one! I’ve read a couple other reviews, both of them raving as well. I’m guessing this will be popular at school.


  2. Ti July 9, 2013 / 10:30 am

    I declined this one although it looked pretty good. I love these types of books for the quick thrill they give you, but they don’t stick with me after reading them so the fact that they are nearly always part of a trilogy baffles me because I can hardly remember book one by the time I get to book two!


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