The Testing

Rachel Reads Ravenously

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (2013)

The Testing is about a girl named Cia who lives in a rural colony in future America. Every year the smartest and most talented students are chosen to take the testing, in order to determine who the future leaders of the country will be. To be selected for the testing is an honor and the family is compensated for sending off their teen. Cia’s dad had previously gone through the testing and before she leaves for Tosu, the main city, he warns her to be careful, because while he no longer remembers what happens during the testing process, he has nightmares that haunt him about what might have happened.

So, I read this book on a recommendation from a friend who said he liked it better than The Hunger Games. I’ve also seen lots of reviews stating that this book is a rip-off of…

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