Sunday, August 19, 2012

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads

My Review  
Wow. I’m still a little emotionally drained from reading this. It’s probably a little closer to reality than most books of its kind. These are normal teenagers in an impossible situation & they can’t always be strong & brave. Sometimes, they just crumple. The world has become absolutely terrifying and there’s really nothing they can do about it. They can only hide away from it for so long. This was very well and realistically written, so don’t expect it to give you a warm & happy feeling when you read it. But it will definitely make an impact!


  1. I bought this one off ebay for like $5 total I had to have it! its zombies for goodness sake :)

  2. I know you'll love it! I got a little confused when I went back to watching WD after reading it, though. Several differences, but I love them both!!