Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau,

Posted March 22, 2021 by jrsbookr in Audibook Review / 0 Comments

by Joelle Charbonneau
Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau,Graduation Day Narrator: Elizabeth Morton
Length: 9 hours
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 2014
Genres: JUVENILE FICTION, Action & Adventure, General, Young Adult, Survival Stories, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, School & Education, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 291
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three-stars

She wants to put an end to the TestingIn a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor, Cia Vale, vows to fight.
But she can't do it alone.This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for – but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves--and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.
Who can Cia trust?The stakes are higher than ever—lives of promise cut short or fulfilled; a future ruled by fear or hope--in the electrifying conclusion to Joelle Charbonneau's epic Testing trilogy. Ready or not…it's Graduation Day.
The Final Test is the Deadliest!

Review

This third and final installment of the Testing Saga falls way short of the mark I was expecting. The entire plot hinges on if Cia can succeed in achieving what the president has tasked her with doing. If she fails, nothing changes, and university students will continue to die in the testing. I felt let done by the ending built up. What happens to those students redirected from the testing? My expectations were high from the built-up drama from the first two books. Overall this series is good, but the ending did not deliver what I was expecting.

three-stars

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
Plot
4
Characters
3.5
Writing
3
Pacing
3.5
Cover
4
Overall: 3


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