Test by William Sleator

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Pass, and have it made. Fail, and suffer the consequences. A master of teen thrillers tests readers’ courage in an edge-of-your-seat novel that echoes the fears of exam-takers everywhere. Ann, a teenage girl living in the security-obsessed, elitist United States of the very near future, is threatened on her way home from school by a mysterious man on a black motorcycle. Soon she and a new friend are caught up in a vast conspiracy of greed involving the mega-wealthy owner of a school testing company. Students who pass his test have it made; those who don’t, disappear . . . or worse. Will Ann be next? For all those who suspect standardized tests are an evil conspiracy, here’s a thriller that really satisfies!
 

About William Sleator

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William Sleator was born on February 13, 1945 in Harve de Grace, Maryland. In 1967, he received a BA in English from Harvard University. He mainly wrote science fiction novels for young adults. His first novel, Blackbriar, was published in 1972. He wrote more than 30 books including House of Stairs, Interstellar Pig, The Green Futures of Tycho, Strange Attractors, The Spirit House, The Boy Who Couldn't Die, and The Phantom Limb. His picture book, The Angry Moon, won a Caldecott Award in 1971. He died on August 3, 2011 at the age of 66.
 
Published January 14, 2011 by Amulet Books. 322 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sleator (House of Stairs ; Hell Phone ) misses the mark with a dystopian near-future thriller that takes the doctrine of “

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With how testing is viewed in our public schools today, it is interesting to see an author’s view of what could happen if we let testing get out of control.

Oct 19 2008 | Read Full Review of Test

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