The Testing #3: Graduation Day

Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Young Adult
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9780547959214
Pages: 291

Graduation Day is the third and final book in Joelle Charbonneau’s The Testing series. It follows Cia on her journey to finally end the Testing, a brutal series of tests aimed at picking the best and brightest to become leaders. As the rebels move into place, ready to fight against the government, Cia must decide who is truly on her side and who is not. Tasked with a mission by the president, Cia selects a few of her classmates to help her, never sure who she can trust. Risking her life and the lives of others, Cia must put faith in people she knows have betrayed her in the past. But if she doesn’t, the consequences could be even more deadly.

Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau is the conclusion hoped for in The Testing series. As Cia must determine loyalties and figure out the consequences to her actions, the reader is forced to play out each scenario in their head, knowing they all have consequences — some far worse than others. Graduation Day explores the life of one young woman who must decide if she is willing to kill for the better of her country, or if she is willing to step aside and let others continue to decide her life for her.