[An] intriguing psychological thriller… takes some artistic guts… unusual and absorbing.”– Kirkus Reviews “Zombie fans will eat this up, brains, heart, and all.”
– Booklist Here is what Perfect 10 member, Brandon, thought of the book:
“This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers is an accelerating action/drama book. It is about six teens that take shelter in a high school, which is surrounded by flesh eating zombies. One teen in particular Sloane Price who cannot wait for the zombies to break in and end her life completely, unlike the other five who are fighting for their lives. Before I even opened the book I thought “oh another zombie based story, been there seen that” but boy was I wrong. Throughout the whole book I was on the edge of my seat thinking, “what’s going to happen next? I have to keep reading”. I found the whole storyline clever and something I have never seen done before. It has a lot of twists and turns that change all of their lives completely in a shocking way. Don’t expect this book to be like any zombie book or movie you’ve seen to date, this shows you just how raw and brutal the end of world can change people in ways you’ve never expected possible. Overall I absolutely loved this book and the characters in it. I recommend this book to everyone; it’s just that good. Thank you for an awesome read Courtney. I hope you make a second installment in this series. Keep up the great work.”
Other thoughts from the Perfect 10:
P50: Very exciting so far. Sloane seems like a very interesting character. Can’t wait to see where this will go.
P100: The characters in this book are so flawed, so real, that it makes me love the story even more.
P145: I don’t know what to say. Truly. I’m speechless. It’s so tragic and heartbreaking but so tragically hopeful at the same time. I’ve never read a book quite like this before.
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pg 50. Definitely my kind of book so far!
pg. 100. No Sloane! This is getting way too intense! Rhys run, Sloane run! GRAHHH! EVERYONE RUN AWAY!
pg. 150. It’s a blank page, but for everything that just followed the end of the chapter, I just can’t stop reading. The intensity fails to diminish. Love it.
pg. 200. Even though Cary is so messed up, so flawed, I can’t help but feel and adore his character.
pg. 250. Poor Rhys. Now that they’re leaving, will Sloane find Lily?
pg. 300. No, I don’t want this book to end. The intensity, the intensity! Please don’t end! Ah, the pages draw near. *sad face*
Have you read This Is Not A Test? What did you think of it? And special thanks to St. Martin’s Press for providing us with an early copy of the book!
Also, a really cool link, author Courtney Summers gives advice on surviving the Zombie Apocalypse here!