Sunday, July 1, 2012

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

This is Not a Test is an okay, book. It takes place during a zombie apocalypse but is not about zombies.

A group of six teens seek refuge inside their high school. They have quite a bit to deal with. They are frightened and cut off from the world but other than that not a lot happens ---

The book is pretty dark and bleak. I'm not sure that I like it and I can't exactly pinpoint why so --- I will leave you with an overview from B&N.

Grade: C-

Overview (B&N)

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?

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