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This Is Not a Test

This is Not a Test - Courtney Summers Sloane had finally decided she'd had enough. Enough of being her father's punching bag, enough of feeling... nothing since Lily walked out of her life, she'd had enough of EVERYTHING. And the day she decided to end it all, also happened to be the day the dead got up and started FEEDING on the living.Sloane and five other kids take shelter from the undead inside their high school. Sloane is patiently waiting for the dead the GET IN, so that she can escape the other survivor's and end her life- the way she had planned to before the world went to hell and back."Where's your family, Sloane?""Dead like yours?"I have no idea if Rys's family is dead or not until I see how the question cuts him. He winces, but maybe he shouldn't have asked if he didn't want me to rip his chest wide open."If I had to take a leap, I'd say This is Not a Test is more about a young girl trying to survive HERSELF, more than trying to live through the zombie apocalypse. Fighting inner demons, and breaking your heart along the way..."I wonder if she hears him where she is now, if she hears his voice and his footsteps in her dreams... Or maybe the voice and the footsteps she hears are mine. I hope they are. I hope I'm the ghost that belongs to her.I've never read a more emotionally jarring and absolutely soul crushing story than Sloane's from This is Not a Test."I'm standing on the edge of a cliff and it feels like my heart is missing."Sloane is not your run of the mill heroine. She's severely broken and horrifically damaged. She's very detatched and unfeeling from the entire situation... Which I believe was the entire point... She is also BRAVE beyond compare. I'm still at a loss for words- two weeks later, so I'll just say:Hands down-This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers is the best book I've read all year.Check out my:→  Interview with Courtney Summers