Independent Study (Testing #2) - YA Review by Veronica K

Reader: Veronica K.
Age: 13
Title: Independent Study (The Testing #2)
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pub Date:  01/07/2014
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book needs a voice of its own. It has characters that speak almost exactly like Katniss Everdeen, and is almost written by her author. The characters are all static and do almost nothing.
Memorable or Forgettable: It is exactly like the Hunger Games, and it almost completely contradicts the first one. There is almost no plot, and she always is worrying about boys.
Cover:  The cover is exactly like the book: pointless.  I would never have picked it up, except for the reviews given by my group mates.
Age Range: 12 through 13
Quality: 1Q How did it get published?
Popularity: 5P Everyone wants to read it

tags:   science fiction / dystopian romance / The Testing / ya lit

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