Monday, January 13, 2014

Book Review ~ This is Not a Test ~ An Apocalyptic Tale

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
About the Book:
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?

About the author:
Courtney Summers is the author of young adult novels including Fall for Anything , Some Girls Are , and Cracked Up to Be . She lives and writes in Canada, where she divides her time between a piano, a camera, and a word-processing program when she's not planning for the impending zombie apocalypse.

My thoughts: I thought this book was great! It's the end of the world and six students take refuge inside of their school while zombies pound on the door trying to get in. To Sloan Price, whose life isn't worth living anyway, this doesn't seem so bad...she just wants to end it all.  This book grips you and you just want to keep reading to find out why Sloan just wants to die.  Read it and you'll want to find out too.  You'll also discover if she decides to live after all or if she just gives in.

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