Graduation Day (The Testing #3)

In YA Book Reviews on March 10, 2015 at 8:43 pm


by Joelle Charbonneau

YA Dystopia/©2014/291 Pages/Third in a Trilogy/Recommended for ages 12+

Publisher’s Comments (Courtesy of Goodreads):

In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale vows to fight. But she can’t do it alone. This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for – but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves – and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.

My Thoughts:

This third and final book in the series comes with a lot of action and some interesting plot twists, making it fairly engaging. I appreciated how Cia really thought through who to trust, what to do, and such, but sometimes it got to be a bit much for me. I don’t think the reader really needed all that detail. Overall, though, I thought this was a good conclusion to a good series. Truth be told, The Testing is not my favorite series in the genre, but it had its moments, and I enjoyed it.

Recommended Audience: Age 12 and up, fans of dystopian novels

Similiar Books: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu, Razorland Trilogy by Ann Aguirre

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

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