The Testing, Book 1

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Thoughtful dystopian tale questions winning at all costs.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 34 reviews

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age 13+

erivative and Unpleasant

Yet another dystopian novel with an unbelievably rigid social structure and a leadership that seems to have unlimited resources available for oppression. The second half of the novel devolves into a sequence of chases and battles that are hard to follow, require a ridiculous amount of suspension of disbelief, and are not particularly entertaining. Only read this if you absolutely loved the Maze Runner and Divergent and would rather read a similar derivative of those books instead of something more interesting in another genre.
age 13+

It was good

This was a good book. If you enjoy "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent", you get those two mixed together. I really loved it all ever since I read it in 2018. I was surprise by it all and it did have me thinking a bit and yes, I would recommend this book for older kids because some ares may be a little complicated, unless they like that kind of books.

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