Friday, June 19, 2015
This is Not a Test - Courtney Summers
This is a zombie apocalypse story. However, that being said, the zombie part of the story is more or less in the background. What you really have is a group of teenagers that have to depend on each other to survive.
Your main character is Sloane Price. Sloane is a defeated girl. She grew up with an abusive father, her only confidant (her older sister) ran away from home leaving her behind. She had plans to end it all, but then the end of the world happened and ruined her plans. Now she is part of a group that is fighting to survive, even though she doesn't really want to...
This story starts off with a bang. The action pulls you in. The story makes you feel as though you are a part of it all. You feel with the characters. You find yourself taking sides. You want to slap characters, to yell at them, to hug them, and to cry with them (except maybe Harrison I found him a bit too crybabyish).
I read a review about this book that really summed this book up well. It said that the book was essentially the zombie apocalypse meeting The Breakfast Club and I agree with that review whole heartedly.
It is such a great read. I highly recommend it! The gore is kept to a minimum. There is some slight use of offensive language and a small bit of sexual relations.
Review based on an ARC of This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers thanks to Netgalley