What to Read Wednesday – THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau March 26, 2014Posted by Karin Perry in Check this out!.
Tags: Dystopia, What to Read Wednesday
I went to see DIVERGENT last night and was blown away! It was a fantastic book-to-movie adaptation. So, if you have students that are new fans of DIVERGENT, here is another book you can hand them to keep them reading. THE TESTING has a similar feel to DIVERGENT (and HUNGER GAMES). Enjoy!
It’s been ten years since the last student in the Five Lakes Colony has been chosen for The Testing, but Cia Vale has high hopes for this year. She desperately wants a chance to go to University and The Testing is the only way for that to happen. Without a University education a graduate has to settle for a job within their own colony. Cia wants more than the agricultural community of Five Lakes, but when her Graduation ceremony comes and goes without any students selected, she begins to fear she’ll be working on tractors for the rest of her life. Cia’s life changes forever the next day when she is called to the magistrate’s office and told she and three other students from her class have been chosen for The Testing.
Charbonneau has created an enthralling world where passing the test really is the difference between life and death. Cia’s first-person point-of-view drags the reader into this post-apocalyptic world. This story is perfect for the adolescent who can’t get enough of The Hunger Games or Divergent. Readers will scramble for the next two books in the trilogy, Independent Study (2013) and Graduation Day (2014).
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