"This Is Not a Test is both sexy and desolate, and it will blast a hole through your heart, yet somehow start to stitch it back together again"—Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds and The Rivals
"Courtney Summers is a ferocious talent in YA fiction. This Is Not a Test brought me to tears, caused me to gasp in shock in public places, and almost put a stop to my heart . . . Summers' voice is raw with emotion, and utterly right for the impending zombie apocalypse."—Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls
"[Courtney Summers] blends all the perfection and simplicity that defines her writing so well with this added paranormal element for a snappy, exciting story I just couldn't stop reading, and then I got to the very end and realized that it was about so much more than just making it out alive."—Julie Cross, author of Tempest
"Intriguing.... It takes some artistic guts to set a portrayal of a suicidal teenager amid attacking zombies, but Summers has a history of risky choices.... Unusual and absorbing."—Kirkus
It's a surprisingly fast read that will hook you in from the very first page and leave you wishing for more at the end.
Basically, I think lovers of contemporary books dealing with hard issues, as well as hardcore zombie fans, will enjoy This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers.
The thing about this book is that it's really *not* a zombie book, it's a book about a lot of things that just so happens to have zombies in it.
In this novel, we follow Sloane as she tries to survive in an apocalyptic world. One day while she's home with her father, there's a banging on the door. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Krystianna Straley
17 yr old Sloane was planning on offing herself the day of the apocalypse but somehow, she and 4 other teens her age escape with their lives and hole up in a high school during the... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Rawrr
Interesting read. Not your typical zombie slasher. More of a locked-box kind of novel in which the characters are thrown together in a no way out type of setting. Read morePublished 27 days ago by JL
Enjoyable quick read. I enjoy zombie stories and this one was fairly good. Small things I didn't like but I'll read the sequel.Published 29 days ago by S. Anderson
Lord Deliver us from First Person Mediocrity!
This book takes place in the first-person... poorly. Read more
I flew through this book in one sitting. I really enjoyed seeing the character dynamics, and the tension throughout is well-done and kept me turning pages. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hlang
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The concept and general plot are certainly not unique. Summers, however, does a good job of manipulating her chosen plotline so that it does not... Read more
An Open Letter To This Is Not A Test,
WOW, I think I'm still picking up pieces of my heart off the floor. Read more