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Joelle Charbonneau releases electrifying finale to Testing YA trilogy

Joelle CharbonneauLeft Bank Books presents author Joelle Charbonneau, who will sign and discuss the third and final book in her Testing series, Graduation Day (Harcourt Brace and Company, June 2014), on Tuesday, June 24, 7pm, at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid).

In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor, Cia Vale, vows to fight. Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves – and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates. The stakes are higher than ever in the electrifying conclusion to Joelle Charbonneau’s epic Testing trilogy. Ready or not…it’s Graduation Day.

Of Graduation Day, a review from Publisher’s Weekly says, “Charbonneau’s portrayal of a ravaged future America attempting to rebuild itself is gripping, filled with surprises and complicated questions of right versus wrong. As in the previous books, Charbonneau remains focused on philosophical worries and moral tests over spectacle and bloodshed, with multiple layers and twists to keep readers forever guessing.” Kirkus Reviews claims, “Conspiracies, counterconspiracies, lies and double crosses: It’s quite a ride.”

Joelle Charbonneau began telling stories as an opera singer, but these days she finds her voice through writing. She lives near Chicago with her husband and son, and when she isn’t writing, she works as an acting and vocal coach. Visit www.joellecharbonneau.com.

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