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The Test (Bluford High #17)

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The Test follows the story of Liselle Mason, a former Bluford student who first appeared in Until We Meet Again. Liselle Mason is in trouble. For weeks, she ignored the changes in her body and tried to forget her brief relationship with Oscar Price, her moody classmate at Bluford High. But when Liselle's clothes stop fitting, and her brother notices her growing belly, she ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Townsend Press
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Tehemamma Not graphic at all. Deals with the tough questions and does mention sex creates babies and the main character missing her period, but the scene is not…moreNot graphic at all. Deals with the tough questions and does mention sex creates babies and the main character missing her period, but the scene is not written.(less)

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Reanna Mccain
Mar 08, 2011 Reanna Mccain rated it it was amazing
What would you have done if you found out you were pregnant? Would you have runaway or just faced your mom and dad? For Liselle Morton she was afraid to face the fact that she was pregnant and she was afraid that her mom would be disappointed in her for not being responsible.

Liselle was a normal girl who went to high school, but like most teenagers she got caught up in something that wasn’t right. One summer Liselle meets up with a guy thinking he really liked her. Little did she know all he w
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Kaci Behanan
Sep 25, 2012 Kaci Behanan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just a book called The Test by Peggy Kern. The main character is named Liselle Mason and she is in trouble. For weeks, she ignored the changes in her body and tried to forget her brief relationship with Oscar Price. The setting takes place in the past about how she got pregnant.

I loved this book I give it an A+ right off the back. I loved the fact that it kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time! The author gets so specific with the character’s feelings. I would recommend this book to mo
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Maritza
May 30, 2013 Maritza rated it it was amazing
The book I read is called “The Test”, written by Peggy Kern. This book is about a girl name Liselle Mason, a high school student that is dedicated to her school more than a social life. In it she talks about her personal life and what it was like in her high school years. Liselle has been through a lot in her life, she now has a kid and not with the baby’s daddy. She had some up and downs that brought her to do some things without thinking. She once met this guy name Oscar; he was the perfect, h ...more
Nek Gaspar
Mar 17, 2017 Nek Gaspar rated it liked it
This book is about a girl who got pregnant and her mom kick her out because she was pregnant and also she didn't know that she have a boyfriend but the boyfriend have sex with Leslie and he left her, then she went to her cousin's house to take care of her.
Mr. Davies
Mar 10, 2011 Mr. Davies rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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Bigdaddy14
this book is about a valueable teen that learns a valueable lesson on sex and pregnancy. she was 16 when she found out she was pregnant and when she told her baby daddy he ignored her like they never knew eachother. she told her mom and she was very dissapointed at her beacause of the talk they had.

it brings me to the conclusion that teen sex should not be valueable until you reach a proper age and realy know that your ready for that decision. beacause of the teen sex theres at 30% school averag
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Dazjah
Sep 09, 2011 Dazjah rated it it was ok
This book was good. it teaches young girls/old girls a good lesson dnt fall in love fast and dont have kids at an earley age and finsh school, And do what you gotta do why you got the chance. because you well wish you did. When i read this book i thought it was gone be good which is was as soon as you start reading your not going to want to stop. This girl goes threw a lot of stuff just because of one mistake.
Deaunna R
Nov 08, 2012 Deaunna R rated it it was amazing
Liselle Madison is a teenager at Bluford high school.Liselle is in trouble when she finds out shes pregnant.Liselle had to go to the doctors because she fainted at school while Liselle was at the the doctors she surprises her mom by telling her shes pregnant.So her mom told the doctor if they can do a test to see if Lisellle is really pregnant,the doctor takes a test and comes back with the results in her hand and looks up to the mom and says yes your daughter is pregnant.Liselle didn't want her ...more
Hamlet
Apr 27, 2012 Hamlet rated it liked it
This book take place at Bluford high school, so far i had read that this book is about a girl who is pregnant, Her name is Liselle . She found that she was pregnant in school when he used a pregnancy test, she could believe it because she didn't felt anything wrong with her, but one senior was at the school still and she went to the bathroom and saw the pregnancy test in her hands. She couldn't believed it and lissele told her not to tell anybody because she wants to keep it as a secret and if s ...more
Clarissa Santiago
May 21, 2014 Clarissa Santiago rated it it was amazing
Your not feeling well and just a few weeks ago you had unprotected sex with a boy named Oscar, but you ignore every symptom your body is giving off.
This is exactly what occurred with Leslie Monroe a high schooler and during the summer not thinking she believes a boy is into her little does she know he just wants a good time. Little things begin to change, her emotions and then her clothes.
Leslie is now a mother and she must learn the hard way of being a mom, yet she still attends school. Though
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Natalie Rodriguez
Sep 20, 2013 Natalie Rodriguez rated it it was amazing
The Test is a great book because it teaches you valuable life lesson.
Harry
Mar 10, 2017 Harry rated it really liked it
its very in ter est ing..
Deonna Galvin
Dec 10, 2013 Deonna Galvin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1
The test is one of the greatest books that I ever read in life. When I say that I can compare my life to this book I mean it my whole life. It’s like from being a teen mother in high school from trying to finish school while being a teen mother in high school and trying to graduate at the same time. It’s like I know all about what Leslle Mason is talking about and going through.

Too I my whole life live in this book. When I saw the book cover of the book I knew I was go enjoy it!

The story took
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Renee.nimaga
Jun 16, 2012 Renee.nimaga rated it really liked it
What i thought about The test was that it shows teenagers that you really need to think about the things that you do befor something serious happens . THE test has some many important details about why you shouldn't get pregnant at a young age . Theres so many things that you can do in life but then after you have a baby younger than 20 it messes up your whole life and what you wanted to be when you were 6 years old but then it all changed when you terned 16 .you had you boy friend and your an ...more
Jalen.jemison
Oct 09, 2012 Jalen.jemison rated it it was amazing
I would recommend this book because it is very interesting. There are a lot of suspenseful moments. This book would be a good read for anyone that is interested in a book that keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. Everytime I got through a chapter, I wanted to read more, and I didn't want to stop reading. The title is perfect for everything that is going on in the book because it talks about all of the different kinds of tests the main character faces. I also think that the plot, cha ...more
Brianna
Sep 20, 2011 Brianna rated it really liked it
i think that this book is a good book it tells yu about how most sixteen year have babys in high school. in the book liselle wass a tuf girl in school doing bad things. then she had a baby so she had to stop her bad ways. but onday she had to back to her old school so she could talk to the other kids about how it is being a teenage parent. and how is hard raising a child by your self. and how its not good to be bad on school ect.....
Mrs. Tongate
Jul 26, 2011 Mrs. Tongate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: african-american
A book students will love due to the theme of teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy is not glamorized and the reality picture is portrayed. Teen pregnancy is a serious issue with our students today. Ten times more than it was 20 years ago. We need to talk more with students about teen pregnancy and STD's. Not just one Health class. They need this lesson every semester! No more soap box! Our students will LOVE The Test!
Kennedy
Feb 28, 2011 Kennedy rated it it was amazing
great stays packed with drama
Rayven Collier
Jan 28, 2013 Rayven Collier rated it it was amazing
Best book I didn't like reading till I read this book
Miguel
Jan 19, 2012 Miguel rated it it was amazing
the book is realllyyyy good so far !
Nyree McCollum
Dec 03, 2014 Nyree McCollum rated it it was amazing
Have you ever saw a TV show, a relative, or read a book about a girl 16 year old pregnant without any help from the Baby's dad. Well you have met this realistic fiction book "The Test" by Peggy Kern. This book was meant for Mature people, very pessimistic, and what young girls go through everyday. Overall, I thought this book was wonderful, intense, and a lesson to learn.

This book takes place at Bluford High and 4 years earlier because she comes to Bluford High school and tell the girls there
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EhMan
Oct 30, 2014 EhMan rated it liked it
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American Studies

The Test by Peggy Kern

The book “The Test” is about a girl named Liselle who is pregnant when she was 16 years old. The book talks about how she tell the student her story and hope they don’t make a mistake just like she did. The book start off with Liselle going back to the same school she attended and talk about her story with kids. She started talking about her trying to hide her pregnant because she don’t know if it was true that she was. She’s struggl
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Katie Jimenez
May 12, 2014 Katie Jimenez rated it it was amazing
Liselle Mason is back in her old school were she first found out she was pregnant. Her old principle has called her back to give a pep talk to the girls at that school. She is nervous because she used to be one of these little girls: fast and tied up in all types of drama. When she first gets to the room a few girls give her a hard time, but that all changes when she goes into depth about her life story. Liselle was just as innocent as all these girls until she found out she was pregnant. All th ...more
Zoë
Apr 24, 2014 Zoë rated it liked it
Meh. This wasn't as good as some of the other Bluford books. Mostly because I'm just not a fan of the whole teen pregnancy thing. I sympathize with anyone who has to go through it (am pro-choice all the way), but it just gets frustrating reading about a girl who knew darn well what the consequences would be and still did it to impress some guy anyway...some guy whose friends treat her like crap and he doesn't even stand up for her...with no protection. Just because she didn't want to make him wa ...more
Kamryn
Oct 31, 2012 Kamryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is very intense. It’s about a girl named Liselle. She is sixteen years old and goes to Bluford High. She always feels dizzy and nauseous, so one day she went into the girl’s restroom and took a pregnancy test. Liselle couldn’t believe there was a blue plus sign on the test. She read the back of the box and the blue plus sign meant positive. She was in shock as she left the school to go home. She was scared to tell somebody, so she kept it to herself. The next day she fainted in the lun ...more
Star Cantu
May 06, 2014 Star Cantu rated it really liked it
For use in schools and libraries only. Liselle Mason is in trouble. For weeks, she ignored the changes in her body and tried to forget her brief relationship with Oscar Price, her moody classmate at Bluford High. But when Liselle's clothes stop fitting, and her brother notices her growing belly.

One day she felt sick, rushed to the bathroom to throw up not knowing why she was so sick out of nowhere. So after school she went to the store to buy a pregnancy test, went home and it was positive. She
...more
Ashia.b
Oct 02, 2014 Ashia.b rated it liked it
I really liked the book, It was about a girl that found out she was pregnancy. She didn't know how to tell her friends nor did she know how to tell her mom. Her mom was already going through a lot with trying to keep her job and to make sure she keep them fed. So Sarah was scared and confused, The only person that knew she was pregnancy was the girl that found her in the bathroom at the school with a pregnancy test in her hand. Her own best friend Monique didn't even know, Sarah didn't want to t ...more
Kayla Grant
May 27, 2014 Kayla Grant rated it really liked it
I think this book was a perfect book that showed the struggles of young teenage girls.
Liselle Mason is called in by her principal to talk to the young girls at Bulford High and tell them the struggles she went through while she was a student at Bluford. A rush of nervousness washes over her as she begins to talk, looking at the young girls reminded her of her time at the school. Liselle noticed the changes in her body and later found out she was pregnant.She didn't want to believe it so she dis
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Cj Taylor
Oct 25, 2011 Cj Taylor rated it liked it
the test was about a girl named darcy who was pregnant she was junior in high school and she was going through everything her babys dad was a boy named oscar who was acting shady about the whole situation. darcy felt like she had no were to turn. that everyone was against her. everytime she tryed to talk to oscar he blew her of. and oscars cousin made fun of darcy. so one day she was fed up with oscars non since so she ran away for a week to her cousins house. her caousin had gotten pregnatn two ...more
Breshay Cheatham
i just got done reading this called the test and the girl got in trouble because she was pretending that she was not pregrant and didnt tell her mom.and so she passed out on the school floor and the school nurse help her and they call the girls mom and told her what happend.and her mom came up there in she was like is your stomach hurt the girl says no and her mom was like is you pregrant she says no but she is and she dont want to tell her mom. but her mom take her to the docter and she say can ...more
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Peggy Kern is the author of two books for the Bluford High Series. She lives with her daughter in Massachusetts.
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