Title: Independent Study (The Testing Series book 2)
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Would you like to nominate this book for Teens’ Top Ten?
If yes, please give a 2-3 sentence summary of the book that will make other teens want to read the book. If no, please tell us why you would not nominate this book.
Cia survived the Testing. She finished her Early Studies and was placed in the path she least wanted. Cia is strong and determined to make the best of things, even if it means death or murder. After the Induction she is pegged as a cheater... for solving a challenge... that was meant to be solved. Make no sense unless you read it. Rebels don't like the government but the government doesn't like the Testing??? It's weird and kinda boring.
What did you like about the cover? Did the cover reflect the contents?
The cover depicted Cia's identification symbol very accurately.
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book.
Probably the knowledge that there is a third one. I have to finish a series when I start one.
Were you disappointed with any aspect of the book?
IT was all just... Blah. Nothing important happened, the plot didn't go anywhere until the last five pages. Even then it was badly written and slow moving.
How would you rate this book?
2 - Needs more work
Anything else you’d like to add?
Not the best book ever, but I think it is worth finishing the series.