Saturday, July 5, 2014

Graduation Day

Graduation Day
by Joelle Charbonneau

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian Fiction

Synopsis:  With the United Commonwealth teetering on the brink of all-out civil war, this is the moment to lead that the gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale has trained for.

Having discovered the brutal truth behind The Testing, she has vowed to end it once and for all.  As Cia plunges through layers of deception and danger, she must risk the lives of those she loves most and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.

The stakes are higher than ever-lives of promise cut short or fulfilled; a future ruled by fear or hope-in this electrifying conclusion to Joelle Charbonneau's epic Testing trilogy.

Ready or's Graduation Day.
From the book jacket

Review: Something was missing in this book and I can't pinpoint what it was.  But there was something that didn't hold my interest.  There was lots of build up to the end mission but it was a lot of talk and planning and Cia trying to figure out what was the truth.  At times I was really confused by what Cia was struggling with.  Perhaps it was too much of Cia being charged with solving the whole Commonwealth's problem even thought she was just the youngest student on campus (which we are reminded of constantly).  While there was a satisfactory ending and an explanation of why things happened, I still didn't buy into why Cia had to be the one to solve everything.  I did enjoy the whole series and I would recommend it as a quick, dystopian trilogy.

Rating:  3 1/2 stars

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