The Hunger Games is the best series I've read in years. If you haven't read it, you're in for a dystopian treat. I recommend the boxed set because, as soon as you finish one book, you'll want to start the next one right away! Recommended By Jennifer H., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Experience all three riveting novels in the New York Times
best-selling trilogy from author Joelle Charbonneau. The Testing is new dystopian series perfect for readers of Divergent
and The Hunger Games
. Experience all three riveting novels in the New York Times
best-selling trilogy from author Joelle Charbonneau. The complete collection includes The Testing, Independent Study,
and Graduation Day. The Testing
: Your time is almost up. The best-selling trilogy's dynamic dystopian debut. It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing. Danger, romance—and sheer terror—await. Independent Study:
Failure is not an option.Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas—and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s murderous programs put her—and her loved ones—in a world of danger. The future of the Commonwealth depends on her. Graduation Day:
The final test is the deadliest. In the thrilling conclusion to the New York Times
best-selling trilogy, the stakes are higher than ever—lives of promise cut short or fulfilled; a future ruled by fear or hope. Ready or not…it’s Graduation Day.
Rave Reviews for the New York Times
Bestselling Theodore Boone Series:
“Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.” --New York Times
“Edge-of-your-seat drama, sophisticated plotting, and plenty of spunk and resourcefulness.” --Chicago-Sun Times
“Move over, Nancy Drew. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer introduces a new amateur crime fighter to bookstore shelves.”
“[E]xcitement grips readers from the very first page…readers young and old will embrace the smart and spirited Theo Boone—and eagerly anticipate future entries in this delightful series from the king of legal thrillers." --BookPage
“[A] pint-size legal thriller.” --Family Circle
“Classic Grisham.” --The Los Angeles Times
“Smartly written.” --USA Today
Praise for The Testing
(star)" The rising tension, skillfully executed scenarios, and rich characterizations all contribute to an exciting story bound to capture readers' imaginations. . . . Charbonneau works action, romance, intrigue, and a plausible dystopian premise into a near-flawless narrative."—Publishers Weekly,
starred review "I galloped through this excellent read; I was in suspense the whole time."—Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series “The Testing is a chilling and devious dystopian thriller that all fans of The Hunger Games
will simply devour. Joelle Charbonneau writes with guts and nerve but also great compassion and heart. Highly recommended.”—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times
best-selling author of Rot & Ruin
and Flesh & Bone
"Charbonneau jumps into the packed dystopia field with a mashup of Veronica Roth's Divergent and Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, but she successfully makes her story her own."—Kirkus
"Charbonneau is a fantastic story teller and this book is a tribute to that background. The intrigue in The Testing passes evaluation of what a good dystopian novel should represent."—VOYA
"The plot twists are well integrated and will keep readers on edge awaiting the next volume."—Horn Book
"The influence of The Hunger Games is obvious, and The Testing will satisfy readers who want similar dystopian adventures." —SLJ Praise for Independent Study "Fast-paced and full of crosses and double-crosses, right to the cliffhanger ending."
"A tense, paranoid story in which layers of treachery, deceit, and danger are peeled away one by one. . . Charbonneau makes excellent use of her dystopian theme in a twisty story that hits its mark."
"[A] compelling mix of new lies, double crosses, and increasingly menacing government figures focused on destroying Cia."
"Fans of The Testing will be thrilled with this new installment and will be anxiously waiting for the story's conclusion."
—School Library Journal "Charbonneau has created an elegantly organized plot that will keep the reader engaged and wondering how this richly layered plot will unfold...The tension and conflict will have readers at the edge of their seats as the imagery and complexities of the characters and plot design are exposed."
—VOYA Praise for Graduation Day "Charbonneaus portrayal of a ravaged future America attempting to rebuild itself is gripping, filled with surprises and complicated questions of right versus wrong. As in the previous books, Charbonneau remains focused on philosophical worries and moral tests over spectacle and bloodshed, with multiple layers and twists to keep readers forever guessing."
—Publisher's Weekly "Conspiracies, counterconspiracies, lies and double crosses: It's quite a ride."
—Kirkus "Charbonneau delivers nail-biting suspense that fans of the series have come to love."
The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete!
Join aspiring lawyer Theodore Boone from the beginning as he makes his mark on the legal system and helps bring justice to the underserved in this hardcover collection of the first three books in the series: Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, Theodore Boone: The Abduction, and Theodore Boone: The Accused. A special novelty item will also be included!
Experience all three riveting novels in Joelle Charbonneau's New York Times best-selling dystopian Testing trilogy--perfect for readers of Divergent and The Hunger Games.
About the Author
Suzanne Collins is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles series, which has more than one million books in print and is available in seven foreign editions. In the award-winning The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Also a successful writer for children's television, Collins lives with her family in Connecticut. Visit her at www.suzannecollinsbooks.com
Table of Contents
The Testing Trilogy