This is Not a Test
It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t 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 doesn’t... show more
It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t 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 doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s 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, she’s 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 group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s 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?
Publish date: June 19th 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
This is not a test. Listen closely. This is not a test. It has been 3 years since I last read this book, some stuff was still there and I remember them, but most of the book has disappeared deep in my mind. For which I am thankful, since now I could enjoy this book again!And enjoy the book I did...
So I liked the characters in this one, and Summers’ taut, elegaic prose really works well here. But I’m just fundamentally not very interested in zombie books, I guess. I don’t feel the urgency and sense of stakes, and so while the conflict between the students and the exploration of Sloane’s reacti...
I decided to check to see what my local library had the way of offering in Courtney Summers after seeing the press in the blogosphere for her new book. I’ve always been interested in This is Not a Test because, well, zombies and I was pleasantly surprised with this one. But it was not exactly what...
I read this on a whim and can be pretty brief about it. The story is simplistic, events coincidental and disjointed and all dipped in layers of teenage angst. Or in other words, a typical YA novel. I learned that my whims are stupid. Final verdict: In a surprising turn of events, YA zombie stori...
2.5 starsWould have been a star less if not for the ending.I feel like there were a lot of missed opportunities in this book. It got its message mixed up and seemed to forget it a lot.Also, there was no logic to anything the group did. I get that they're teenagers and the apocalypse is still fairly ...