The Testing

Kobo ebook | June 4, 2013

byJoelle Charbonneau

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It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war civilization. When Cia is chosen, her father finally tells her about his own nightmarish half-memories of The Testing. Armed with his dire warnings (”Cia, trust no one”), she bravely heads off to Tosu City, far away from friends and family, perhaps forever. Danger, romance—and sheer terror—await.

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It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitali...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544035690

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Mature Dystopia I absolutely love this book. It is one of my top recommended books at the moment. I have read the series and it is amazing. I actually found all of the books were just as amazing as the last. I found it a bit more mature than Hunger Games only because there is suicide in it. Yes in Hunger Games they kill each other but I found the way The Testing is written it is a little more mature. A great read. Already read it twice.
Date published: 2016-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT Joelle Charbonneau has outdone herself. This book will have you hungry for more. The plot is quite similar that to the Hunger games or Divergent, but if you enjoyed those books you will definitely love this one. The characters were amazingly developed not once did I think this book was boring. I would recommend the book to everybody, but be warned once you start you can never stop!
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pretty damn good! Had some similarities to The Giver, Hunger Game, & Divergent but only the bet qualities! amazing book so is the rest of the series!
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT when i first bought this i thought it would be kinda boring it actually was not at all. It was amazing and it reminded me of Divergent and he Hunger Games and i personally thought it was better than both of them.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story!!! Fascinating story about a postwar apocaliptic time and new leaders are tested and selected. Looking forward to book 2.
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Really well done. As good as hunger games better than divergent. It should be made into a movie. Waaaay better than maze runner.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it just as much as The Hunger Games & Divergent. If you are a fan of The Hunger Games and Divergent, this book won't disappoint. It was fast paced, full of surprises and really enjoyable! I recommend it to everyone and can't wait to start the next in this series.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Couldn't put it down. Great book.
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hunger Games-esque The Testing sounded like the Hunger Games when I read the synopsis. I think the two are similar on some parts but I wouldn't compare them because they are two really different books as well. I never ran into any problems with The Testing. It was a smooth ride for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The plot was never slow. Even in the testing stages that isn't about killing each other, I was still enjoying the book a lot. There was just A LOT that was holding my attention and I couldn't stop reading it (partly because of the romance and partly because of all the action). And UGH.. speaking about romance. This one is so cute; my heart cannot take it! I love Tomas :3 He's such a cutie and he likes her so much that she didn't even notice when he made moves on her when they were kids (and she likes Tomas too so I don't know how that could've happened). IT'S LOVE.. one of those cutesy loves that make my heart flutter and cry out for their adorable-ness. The four stages of the Testing were all very captivating. Cia definitely made some allies, friends and enemies along the way but she kept going on strong. I really admired her courage and how she never crumbled no matter how traumatic things became.  Overall, the Testing is an amazing book. Its likeness to the Hunger Games isn't why I liked it. I loved it for all its characters and how everything turned out. (Don't even compare it to the Hunger Games!) This book is a whole thing by itself, and I can't wait for Independant Study!
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! So I had heard a lot of good things about The Testing. A lot of people say that if you like The Hunger Games, to definitely give this one a try. Well am I ever glad I did! I loved The Testing even more than THG. Now I know dystopians are getting old (they really are getting a bit overdone, even for me, the person who read a million of them last year) BUT The Testing was just so good! Cia is a a great character who is obviously smart, since she's been picked to compete in the Testing for one of the 20 available University spots for the year. Cia is extremely excited because all she's ever wanted was a chance to attend the University. However, after her father, who was also in the Testing, tells her that he has no memories of his time in the Testing, just nightmares, she begins to worry. When she arrives for the Testing and her roommate commits suicide shortly after because of the stress, Cia wonders if maybe her father's mind created the nightmares to replace memories of students crumbling under the pressure. Soon enough, she learns the difference. Maybe the Testing is more dangerous than she thought. While Cia is smart, she definitely has her faults, one being that she trusts too easily! She's in a competition here and really shouldn't be trusting anyone, but she does anyways, and more than once she almost comes to regret it. She has a bit of romance with a fellow competitor from her home, Tomas, which might possibly blind her to him. He seems okay for the most part, but I just couldn't trust him. The Testing was a book that I had a hard time putting down. I can't wait for the next book to be released in the series. It's going to be a long wait. I really enjoyed Joelle Charbonneau's writing style, although at times the world building could have been improved a bit, I wasn't sure what had happened to the world for awhile. But, she made up for it with action and a story that kept me sucked in. Overall, it's a great read that I will for sure be recommending, especially if you're a fan of The Hunger Games.
Date published: 2013-08-07