Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
In this futuristic dystopia, the environment has been trashed by careless humans, and only by careful husbandry are people able to survive now. 16-year-old Cia has been chosen for the Testing: if she passes, she will be one of the very few students allowed to attend the University to become world leaders and scientists. Cia's father is a University graduate, but his memory has been wiped out; the only advice he can offer Cia is to trust no one.
Cia quickly realizes that her father was right to warn her. But she will need more than caution to survive the Testing.
This fast-moving story of betrayal and survival will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games. First in a series.
On-page violence, some kissing. No cussing, no sex. Recommended for readers ages 14 to adult.