The Testing, Volume 1

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 4, 2013 - Young Adult Fiction - 336 pages

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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This was a good beginning of what seems to be a trilogy of excitement and adventures. The huge killer twist at the end was not laid out enough to give clues as to the shocking reveal that was supposed ... Read full review

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This dystopia is as fascinating as it is disturbing. Cia is the perfect candidate to go to college and become a leader. She's smart, even gifted, driven, and really would like to take part, but there ... Read full review

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Back Matter
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Back Flap
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Back Cover
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Spine
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About the author (2013)

Joelle Charbonneau began telling stories as an opera singer, but these days she finds her voice through writing. She lives near Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and son. Visit her website at www.joellecharbonneau.com.

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