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The Testing Guide [NOOK Book]

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In the scarred and war-battered United Commonwealth, ten-year-old Cia Vale watches her older brother Zeen dream about being chosen for The Testing. He’s graduated at the top of his class, and being chosen, like his father was before him, means a chance to attend The University and help lead the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. Cia is conflicted—she hopes Zeen is chosen, but dreads him leaving home. She also realizes that one day she too must set her mind on being chosen. But does she realize ...

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Overview

In the scarred and war-battered United Commonwealth, ten-year-old Cia Vale watches her older brother Zeen dream about being chosen for The Testing. He’s graduated at the top of his class, and being chosen, like his father was before him, means a chance to attend The University and help lead the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. Cia is conflicted—she hopes Zeen is chosen, but dreads him leaving home. She also realizes that one day she too must set her mind on being chosen. But does she realize the deadly path she will have to take?
 
THE TESTING GUIDE is the short story prequel to The Testing, the first novel in the stunning and epic Testing trilogy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780544084780
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Series: Testing Trilogy Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 11,253
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 904 KB

Meet the Author

Joelle Charbonneau began telling stories as an opera singer, but these days she finds her voice through writing. She lives near Chicago with her husband and son, and when she isn’t writing, she works as an acting and vocal coach. Visit www.joellecharbonneau.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    I liked the book. Love it when you get insite into other charact

    I liked the book. Love it when you get insite into other characters of the story. I read it prior to reading THE TESTING and INDEPENSANT STUDY and did not get much from it. By the time it grabbed my interest it was over. After having read the first to books in the series it is worth a re-read. My recommendation: read The Testing then The Testing Guide. Loved the series and already have the third book pre-ordered. 

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Great series.

    This prequel made me want to go out and get the others in the series as soon as I started it. It's similar to the Divergent series and Hunger Games series. Anyone who enjoyed those series will really like this one. I highly recommend The Testing series!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Cool books carina likes to resd but didnt read yet.

    This book was made so every one nows what it is like to take a test

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2014

    What I'm guessing is just a peek into the world that I'm about t

    What I'm guessing is just a peek into the world that I'm about to learn about in The Testing. I actually hopped on GR to show someone the series I was about to read and learned about this little novella. So I clicked the link and got it for my Nook. We learn about who I've learned is the main character of the series' big brother and what happened at his graduation and shortly after. We also get to see what his relationship with his sister was like. Only a bit though because the novella really was just a little sample of what was to come. I'm anxious to see how The Testing goes now that I've had this little taste.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    May be a bit of a letdown...

    I'm a big fan of The Testing series. I love the way Charbonneau sets up the "testing" itself at the beginning of the novel, exploring the way her main character feels about it, based upon hearsay and her opinion of and love for her father. It juxtaposes perfectly with the way she grows to feel about it, and the possibility of her freinds and family going through it by the end of the first novel. Because of how well she sets it up, I kind of feel like the Prequel is unnecesssary. I expected a little more digging in to her brother's experience; a bit longer of a book. But...unfortunately, there is little to share about him in regards to the testing. I appreciate understand why he feels the way he does, but I think it could've been addressed in an additional page or two in the first book of the series, just as sucessfully. It is really short, and I don't think it is worth the money. I could be wrong, but it didn't seem to be any longer than the excerpt in it for The Testing. That said, if Charbonneau decides to publish a prequel of the father's testing in the future though...I am in, provided I get a few more pages of text out of it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    H

    It sucked

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    To comment titled Good.

    Yah, we definatly need to know that.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Worthless boo Worthless short story Worthless

    There is NO reason to get this.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Good.

    My boyfriend just made-out with me on my bed while we were both naked!! I loved it!!

    0 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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