Wednesday, January 28, 2015

K10: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

The Kidliterati Ten is an interview series with young readers. We ask them about a favorite book and hope that you enjoy their answers.

Tell us a little about yourself: what is your first name, how old are you, and what is your favorite ice cream flavor?
My name is Kathryn and I'm fourteen years old. I like I Heart Chocolate, but that's a Blue Bell flavor. We only get it when we visit my grandparents in Texas.

What book did you read and why did you choose it?
I read THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau. I read it because I read everything.

Can you describe this book in one word?
Riveting.

What was your favorite part of this story?
I liked the scene where they are all trapped in the zoo. I thought the way the author used animals was pretty exciting.

If you had a problem similar to the main character's problem, what would you do?
Probably die.

What would you say to your best friend to convince them to read this book?
It has a strong female character and lots of death, doom, and destruction. You know, awesomeness.

What do you think about the book's cover?
I thought it was sort of bland, actually. There's not much there. Yet it's intriguing.

Would you want to read another book about these characters? Why or why not?
I do! And have! All of them.

Can you name another book that reminds you of this one?
THE HUNGER GAMES.

If you could ask the author one question about this book, what would it be?
Who did you model the characters after?


**** Thanks Kathryn! ****


The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career. 

Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies--trust no one. 

But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.




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