Audiobook Review Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau,

Posted March 7, 2021 by jrsbookr in Audibook Review / 0 Comments

by Joelle Charbonneau
Audiobook Review Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau,Independent Study Length: 10
Narrator: Elizabeth Morton
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, General, JUVENILE FICTION, Love & Romance, Survival Stories, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 310
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Format: Audiobook
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In the series debut The Testing, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was chosen by the United Commonwealth government as one of the best and brightest graduates of all the colonies . . . a promising leader in the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. In Independent Study, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas—and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government's murderous programs put her—and her loved ones—in a world of danger. But the future of the Commonwealth depends on her.


This book series is so full of passionate characters determined to do better for generations to come. We are now in the college phase of the testing series, and just when they thought all the testing was over, it truly is not. Though if you think about when in our lives are we not being tested. Life is a test, a test about what you believe, a quiz about how well you parent or do your job. Your reality is always on shaking ground to some degree or another. Do you have the ability to stand up and fight for where you want this world to go?
Cia has been given her study path, and surprisingly it in the government, and what a perfect place for her to be? She is being tested to her limit by being singled out by the president with an overloading course load and impossible tasks. Cia is deep on the political level of what is going on in her world. I am very interested in what is going to be revealed in book 3, Graduation Day.


About Elizabeth Morton

born in Liverpool and has worked as an actress, being best known for playing Madeleine Basset in Jeeves and Wooster and Linda in the Liverpool sitcom, Watching. She is an award winning short story writer and has also written drama for TV, film, and theatre. In her formative years at convent school, she spent her weekends playing the piano accordion in Northern Working Men’s Clubs. She is married to fellow actor Peter Davison, known, among his many other roles, for playing Dr Who.

About Joelle Charbonneau

Joelle Charbonneau is a storyteller at heart. She has performed in a variety of operas, musical theatre and children’s theatre productions across the Chicagoland area. In addition to her stage work, Joelle has also performed with several bands and worked as a solo performer.

While Joelle is happy to perform for an audience, she is equally delighted to teach private voice lessons and use her experience from the stage to create compelling characters in her books. She is the author of the NY Times and USA Today Best Selling THE TESTING TRILOGY (The Testing, Independent Study and Graduation Day), the social media thriller NEED, the fantasy thriller DIVIDING EDEN as well as the Rebecca Robbins (Minotaur Books), the Glee Club Paige Marshall (Berkley) mysteries. Her books have been nominated for the Agatha and Anthony Awards as well as listed on the YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and nominated for the YALSA Top Ten books for 2014.

Rating Report
Overall: 5