Mini Review – The Test

Title: The Test

Author: Sylvain Neuvel

4 Stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

From Goodreads:

Britain, the not-too-distant future. Idir is sitting the British Citizenship Test. He wants his family to belong.

Twenty-five questions to determine their fate. Twenty-five chances to impress.

When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death. How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice?

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed this novella. It was really interesting, twisting and turning, tugging at the readers emotions then throwing them back at you. The shock factor of all the twists and turns were awesome. I found the both the MCs very endearing almost immediately even though they were in opposite positions.

The only niggle I have is that this is supposed to be based in a future UK however, there is a lot of americanisms that just don’t translate into British culture. As I am British this dragged me out of the story which did spoil my enjoyment a little.

Other than those little references this is fantastic! A must read for sure


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Happy Reading!

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