The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Series Number: #1
Page Count: 344
Published: 2013
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same? The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career. Cia…
4.9Overall Score

The Testing

It’s no secret that I love dystopian stories and this one didn’t disappoint.

  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Pacing

Woowww! This book was amazing! It did remind me of the Hunger Games story, but this book captured me much more than Hunger Games. I couldn’t even finish reading Hunger Games. I had no problem finishing The Testing though.

I really enjoyed the beginning of the book where we learn about Cia’s colony and family. The next part is Cia’s journey to the city and the first few phases of the testing. The last section is the last part of the testing and it’s aftermath. I really enjoyed the second parts also. But the first section was my favorite. I found the second part really suspenseful and the last to be suspenseful too, as well as heartbreaking.

I found the technical details of this book to be great. I’m not really that picky though. The pacing, plot and writing style was great. The characters were well developed and unique. I really like Cia. I thought she had a great personality and morals. I like the other characters too, Michal was definitely my second favorite.

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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