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This Is Not a Testby Courtney Summers
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Its the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside wont stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesnt sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, shes failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, shes forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the groups fate is determined less and less by whats happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?
"It's The Breakfast Club, George Romero style, as six teens who barely know or like each other seek refuge in their high school while the undead hordes lurk outside. This isn't as much of a departure from Summers's edgy contemporary novels like Fall for Anything and Some Girls Are as one might think — it's as much a character study as it is a 'zombie novel.' The end of the world unfolds through the eyes of high school junior Sloane Price, who has been contemplating suicide since her older sister ran away six months earlier, leaving Sloane with their physically abusive father. But these worries are pushed aside as Sloane tries to keep her fellow students alive. The fragile dynamic is disrupted by the arrival of another survivor, a teacher, and a news report about survivor camps. The interpersonal dynamics and growing tension take precedence over any explanations regarding the zombies — Summers is more interested in what it's like to be a girl who doesn't want to live, stuck in a world where death isn't what it used to be. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Amy Tipton, Signature Literary Agency. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
COURTNEY SUMMERS lives and writes in Canada.
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