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Malencia Vale (Cia), is a very smart girl, always answering the questions right and proving the teachers wrong. But graduation is near and Cia wants nothing more than to be selected for the Testing. As graduation gets closer, Cia wonders if she is smart enough to be selected. But when she is chosen, someone very close who has been in the Testing turns her whole thoughts and depiction of the Testing. Will Cia go through with the Testing with the others, or will she try to rebel?
All her life, Malencia Vale has desired to be selected as one of the few candidates to participate in the Testing. However, when her wish becomes a reality and vile secrets she never deemed possible are unleashed, Cia must struggle to rediscover herself and her true purpose in society. Is the death of so many really worth becoming a victor?
All her life Cia has dreamed of being chosen for the testing, and once she discovers the truth, she knows there is no turning back.
This book follows a teenage girl named Malencia (Cia) in a dystopian future. The book follows her journey as she discovers corruption, romance, and fear in a way we can only imagine.
Cia has lived a quiet life in the small, but growing Five Lakes colony. After the Seven Stages War, most of the world’s population was decimated and the environment destroyed. Cia’s father, a rare university graduate was placed at Five Lakes to help turn the toxic soil fertile again. Getting ready for her high school graduation, Cia hopes to be selected for the Testing, a rigorous set of written and physical tests that only a chosen few take in the hopes of attending University. When her dreams come true, she and three other classmates are selected to travel to the capital city for Testing, Cia’s father confides in her that the Testing isn’t all that it seems. He believes there is a sinister purpose to the process, and with his last goodbye, reminds her to “trust no one.” Shaken up by her father’s confession, Cia shares her father’s suspicions with Tomas, another Testing candidate, hoping she has chosen the right ally to ensure her survival.
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" You're smart, Cia. You're strong. There are people like me on your side who know you can make it. Please prove I'm right." -Michal
"Be smart. Be safe. Trust your friends... If you can..."
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