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Waiting on Wednesday: Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau

Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau
Genre: YA Dystopia
Release Date: Jan 7 / 2014
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Reader
In the series debut The Testing, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was chosen by the United Commonwealth government as one of the best and brightest graduates of all the colonies . . . a promising leader in the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. In Independent Study, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas—and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s murderous programs put her—and her loved ones—in a world of danger. But the future of the Commonwealth depends on her.

I read the Testing this year and I really loved the book. I'm just really looking forward to the sequel! This series is definitely one of the better dystopian novels I've read.

My name's Ariella and I'm a 14 year old Canadian girl that loves to read. Everything began with a book called the Lightning Thief and from there I was hooked. I enjoy and read all kinds of genres but my favourites are paranormal and mythology. I love reading YA books but I love Middle Grade books as well. I also blog over at Secrets of Lost Words. You can usually find me crawling on twitter so feel free to contact me!


  1. Ahh I still need to read The Testing! It sounds so good so I really don't know what I'm waiting for. Great pick!

    My WoW :)

  2. I loved The Testing too and am really looking forward to this one as well! Excellent pick! :)

    My WoW

  3. This sounds good, I even have The Testing, I should really get to reading it. Great pick.

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  4. I agree! Didn't think I would like The Testing as much as I did because I had heard The Hunger Games comparisons but I really liked it and cannot wait for Independent Study.

  5. Ohhh was the Testing good? I should read my copy soon.


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