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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Testing (YA)

Book #119 Read in 2014
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (YA)

This is the first book in a young adult dystopian trilogy.  Similar to the Hunger Games, there is a completion or a "testing" of young people selected from each colony.  Those people are tested on a variety of elements and the failing of such tests can have dire, even deadly, results.  Cia is one of the forerunners of the testing.   Will she be able to retain herself and her humanity and survive the selection process?

The book was engaging and kept my interest.  Cia was a brave and intelligent main character.  The plot had good twists and turns and the story had a complex set of secondary characters.  I will read the other two books in the series.

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