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The Testing

Charbonneau, Joelle (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.
Authors: Charbonneau, Joelle
Title: The testing
Statement of Responsibility: by Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013
Branch Call Number: Y CHARBONNEAU
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 22 cm
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.
Subject Headings: Universities and colleges Fiction Schools Fiction Graduation (School) Fiction Missing persons Fiction Examinations Fiction College stories Schools Juvenile fiction Graduation (School) Juvenile fiction Missing persons Juvenile fiction Examinations Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Universities and colleges
Schools
Graduation (School)
Missing persons
Examinations
College stories
Schools
Graduation (School)
Missing persons
Examinations
ISBN: 0547959109
9780547959108
LCCN: 2012018090
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Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.

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Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.


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Aug 30, 2014
  • blue_zebra_358 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a action packed book! I really enjoyed it! A must read

Aug 21, 2014
  • orange_turtle_200 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book, it had numerous sub plots and was a fun read to me. If they just let everyone into college then there wouldn't be a rush of excitement to see how they will test them. And it's not just a college it's a special college where you can help change the world. It's like the Hunger Games, would you ask why people fight to win and be a part of the victors village? Of course not because they have to fight for the winning spot. Anyway if you like plot twists and obstacles that the characters have to face then you should pick up this book

Jul 26, 2014
  • mvkramer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This book is...not good. Ugh. Can the trend of uninspired, half-baked dystopias please end now? They're making me hate even the good books in the genre. There's no other way to describe it, this book is just boring. I held on until page 96 waiting for something to happen, and instead I got a chapter-long description of the process of taking a completely normal written test and characters talking about agriculture and windmills. Good Lord.

But do you know what was never explained? Why the heck there's a lethal elimination test just to get into college. Don't they want more educated people to build up their broken-down planet? Why not let everyone into college? Or have more normal college entrance exams? If they explain, I did not have the patience to find out.

I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was going to be just like the Hunger Games, but I liked it more than that series! I think Cia was a very strong and smart character. The ending makes me want to read the next two in the series.

This book was really good - I love this type of book

Jun 12, 2014
  • webcrystal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I agree with the other reviews if you like The Hunger games this is similar (but there are differences).

I did really love the story, very strong writing. I'll be reading any follow up books by this author.

The story is a dystopian society type story. I do like that only the intelligent are chosen for testing. She keeps the action going while hinting at some "secret" that is being kept about the testing and what happens to those that fail (and those that pass too). Very interesting.

May 27, 2014
  • book_rouge rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely loved this book!!! It keeps you in suspense even in the end. I can't wait to read the next books. In my opinion they should make a movie on it. I still wonder what happened to some of the candidates but I tried not to give anything away above. I finished this book in less than a day and have already started it all over again. I want to get it instead of just borrow it. I totally recommend this book. It's awesome!

like hunger games in the fact that the kids are all thrown together to compete and the love story between competitiors part but unlike the hunger games in the fact that only the smart get chosen to take the "test". And instead of the survivors getting to be free, in this book, they get to go to the universtiy.

Mar 18, 2014
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My recommendation: if you liked Hunger Games, or Divergent, or Maze Runner, or any other dystopian work, give this one a shot. There's some really strong writing here and it definitely holds its own in terms of violence and mayhem.

Great book! If you enjoyed reading the hunger games, you will for sure like this book.

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Jun 01, 2014
  • book_rouge rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 24, 2014
  • mkastar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Nov 17, 2013
  • Katie8729 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 21, 2014
  • orange_turtle_200 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Malencia Vale (Cia), is a very smart girl, always answering the questions right and proving the teachers wrong. But graduation is near and Cia wants nothing more than to be selected for the Testing. As graduation gets closer, Cia wonders if she is smart enough to be selected. But when she is chosen, someone very close who has been in the Testing turns her whole thoughts and depiction of the Testing. Will Cia go through with the Testing with the others, or will she try to rebel?

Apr 28, 2014
  • blue_lion_504 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

All her life, Malencia Vale has desired to be selected as one of the few candidates to participate in the Testing. However, when her wish becomes a reality and vile secrets she never deemed possible are unleashed, Cia must struggle to rediscover herself and her true purpose in society. Is the death of so many really worth becoming a victor?

Jan 04, 2014
  • Blue_Dog_136 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

All her life Cia has dreamed of being chosen for the testing, and once she discovers the truth, she knows there is no turning back.

Jul 10, 2013
  • Chloe Legault rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book follows a teenage girl named Malencia (Cia) in a dystopian future. The book follows her journey as she discovers corruption, romance, and fear in a way we can only imagine.

Cia has lived a quiet life in the small, but growing Five Lakes colony. After the Seven Stages War, most of the world’s population was decimated and the environment destroyed. Cia’s father, a rare university graduate was placed at Five Lakes to help turn the toxic soil fertile again. Getting ready for her high school graduation, Cia hopes to be selected for the Testing, a rigorous set of written and physical tests that only a chosen few take in the hopes of attending University. When her dreams come true, she and three other classmates are selected to travel to the capital city for Testing, Cia’s father confides in her that the Testing isn’t all that it seems. He believes there is a sinister purpose to the process, and with his last goodbye, reminds her to “trust no one.” Shaken up by her father’s confession, Cia shares her father’s suspicions with Tomas, another Testing candidate, hoping she has chosen the right ally to ensure her survival.

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May 27, 2014
  • book_rouge rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

" You're smart, Cia. You're strong. There are people like me on your side who know you can make it. Please prove I'm right." -Michal

May 27, 2014
  • book_rouge rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Be smart. Be safe. Trust your friends... If you can..."

Jul 10, 2013
  • Chloe Legault rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“CIA, TRUST NO ONE”

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Apr 14, 2014
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