Author: Joelle Charbonneau

Book Review: Graduation Day

Book Review: Graduation Day

I have had a like / hate / love relationship with the Testing series from the get go. There are definitely aspects about this series to recommend it, as well as other aspects that could make this a series to skip. Despite any doubts I have had previously, I knew Graduation Day could, and probably would be, the make or break installment for this series. Plus after finally feeling like I was starting to understand this series, thanks due to Independent Study, it was time to see how it all ends. Graduation Day picks up shortly after the ending of the last […]

Posted June 14, 2014
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Book Review: Independent St..

Book Review: Independent Study

Going into Independent Study, my hopes were very low. I had liked The Testing, but it left me with a watered down copy cat taste in my mouth. The Testing felt like déjà vu. Every element, every little secret felt like a repeat. Not like I had seen it once, but over and over again, somewhere else. Those events that did feel new felt cheap in a way. Most added purely for the shock value. So, at the end of The Testing, I was not feeling good about continuing with the series. But since you can’t always judge a series by just one book, I […]

Posted June 7, 2014
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Book Review: The Testing

Book Review: The Testing

The Testing was one of my more anticipated dystopian reads for 2013. And while the book has promise, most of the read felt like it was holding back. One of the big taglines for The Testing was 'for The Hunger Games fans,' or something along those lines. If you liked The Hunger Games, then I am sure that The Testing will be a pleasing read for you. But bottom line, The Testing is no The Hunger Games. The Testing starts off innocently enough. Readers are introduced to Cia and her town. A town that has students with plenty of potential […]

Posted June 20, 2013
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