Jun 162014

cover of Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau. Rich, purple background, and slight to the left is a silver medal with two crossed lightning bolts on it.Shelf Awareness: Just when you thought Cia’s journey couldn’t get any better, it does, in this finale to the Testing trilogy, which recounts the culmination of Cia’s studies and battles in the dystopian United Commonwealth.

Joelle Charbonneau ends her first young adult series on a high note. Cia’s love story with Tomas takes a back seat to the hero’s journey. Much of Cia’s role in the revolt involves a mechanical and technical knowledge that allows her to build devices out of scrap to aid the revolt. It’s this attention to detail in Charbonneau’s writing that engages readers in the action and draws them into Cia’s world.