Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau

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Rate: 3/5

Medium: KindleBook

Overview (No Spoilers): In Independent Study, the sequel to The Testing, Cia has survived the Testing and eagerly beings her University classes with her fellow students. With everyone’s memories of the Testing being wiped, Cia struggles to know whom she can trust among her friends, especially after the introduction of the aloof Tou City students. Overall, Charbonneau’s second book of The Testing Trilogy doesn’t disappoint, although Cia’s self reflection and whining begins to get old. Her struggles regarding trust in varying contexts, e.g., friendship, love, the rebellion, studies, were reoccurring throughout the book. Moreover, for her character’s highly intelligent and intuition, I found the risks Cia takes in this book to be outrageous and out of character. Nonetheless, I’ve enjoyed the first two books in the series and am downloading the third book as I write.

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