Teen reviewer Sidney, 14, read The Testing, by Joelle Charbommeau. She picked it up because she liked the cover, and, although it wasn't the best book she'd ever read, she ended up being entertained by it. Here is her review:
"I thought that this book was very well-written and entertaining. The plot of The Testing was very similar to Divergent and The Hunger Games, but was different enough to make it its own. Cia was a very interesting character, as was Thomas. Their relationship with each other is very close from the beginning. It took a few chapters to get into it, but once it got interesting it stayed that way throughout the rest of the book. One of the coolest details about the book were the bracelets. I liked how they are all personalized and important during the testing. Had it been more original, I think it might have been a 4 (out of 4 stars). Overall, the book is a 3-3.5 (of 4)"
Sidney recommends this Sci-Fi/Dystopia for teens 13-15.