Charbonneau, Joelle, Independent Study. Pgs. 310. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. $17.99. Language: PG (3 swears, no “f”s), Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG-13.
Cia has passed The Testing and her entry level exams. Surely, Tomas and her must be safe now. Her dreams of being an engineer are quickly dashed as she tests into studying government service. She finds that not all is what it seems. Can she figure out how to survive?
The plot and pacing are quick and keep the reader intrigued. The characters are likable and realistic. This series is perfect for fans of Divergent and Hunger Games. MS, HS. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.