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The Testing Charbonneau, Joelle 1 of 1
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0547959109
ISBN-13: 9780547959108
Sku: 234784743
Publish Date: 6/4/2013
Pages:  336
Age Range:  16 to UP
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In the dystopian society of the Five Lakes Colony (formerly the Great Lakes), it''s an honor to be chosen for The Testing. But it''s not enough to pass the Test. Sixteen-year-old Cia will have to survive it.
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Who will be chosen to lead? The best...the brightest...the deadliest? There will be a testing.

In the wake of the Seven Stages War, the government of the Unified Commonwealth devised The Testing to assess the instinct, intellect and sheer nerve among a select group of the population's young people. Candidates who pass, attend the University to become leaders of the Commonwealth; civilization's hope to transform a post-war wasteland into a peaceful and technologically advanced society.

But progress comes at a price.

Mechanically-inclined Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a candidate but on the eve of her departure, her father confides partial memories of his grisly experience as a candidate, still haunted by nightmares and living in fear of what he can't remember.

It's not enough to pass the test, Cia will have to survive it and her deadly fellow candidates. To stay alive Cia will have to learn who she can trust and, if necessary, who she must kill.
Reminiscent of the Hunger Games trilogy, THE TESTING is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the Seven Stages War reduced everything to a desolate wasteland. In order to attend University and become part of the treasured few hard at work returning the world to its former glory, hopeful teens must take part in The Testing. Along with three lucky others, Cia Vale is a candidate eager for a brighter future. The physical and mental intensity, not to mention the body count, required by The Testing is meant to separate the few worthy ones from the herd. Cia's treasured childhood friend, Tomas, could be the key to her survival, or the path to failure. This is the first in a trilogy.


"Charbonneau works action, romance, intrigue, and a plausible dystopian premise into a near-flawless narrative." 04/29/2013

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0336
Product attributePublisher:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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