The Testing

By Joelle Charbonneau

Information

  • By: Joelle Charbonneau
  • Publisher: HMH books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0547959109
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Awards: Beehive Nominee
  • Grade: 6+


Two Professinal Reviews


Review

A young girl named Cia was chosen by the government to go under The Testing. Only a select few chosen by the government can go under The Testing. Cia is a very bright girl and smart which is why she was chosen. She partnered up with one of her friends from her home town to help each other out. No one from their hometown has been chosen for the testing in years. Now five have gone. Cia and Tomas are the smartest of their class. But can they even pass The Testing?


But can Cia trust anyone? Right before she left she might have figured out a terrifying secret from her father about the Testing. The Testing erases all memory after its completed and that her father has strange memories of people dying. Is it all just an illusion or is there something going on? How many will actually survive? So many questions but each answer makes two more questions.

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Work CIted

Charbonneau, Joelle. The Testing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Print.

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"The Testing Hardcover – June 4, 2013." Amazon.com: The Testing (9780547959108): Joelle Charbonneau: Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015. <http://www.amazon.com/The-Testing-Joelle-Charbonneau/dp/0547959109>.

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"2014 Teens' Top Ten: An Interview with Joelle Charbonneau - The Hub." The Hub. N.p., 02 Dec. 2014. Web. 05 Jan. 2016. <http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2014/12/02/2014-teens-top-ten-an-interview-with-joelle-charbonneau/>.