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The Test (Bluford High #17)

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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 bel
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Townsend Press
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Kaci Behanan
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...more
Reanna Mccain
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...more
Mr. Davies
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Maritza
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
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...more
Dazjah
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.
Natalie Rodriguez
The Test is a great book because it teaches you valuable life lesson.
Hamlet
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
Deaunna R
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
Deonna Galvin
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...more
Jalen.jemison
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
Kayla Grant
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...more
Star Cantu
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
Katie Jimenez
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
Brianna
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
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!
Zoë
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
Clarissa Santiago
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...more
Rayven Collier
Best book I didn't like reading till I read this book
Miguel
the book is realllyyyy good so far !
Nya Hodge
this is an OK book. the ending made me upset because it never finished. when i mean it never finished, they didn't finish it as i hoped. it was a '' to be continued book '' even though it shouldn't be. i was very upset, but i'll get over it. some things in the book was OK, but it's not like i love this book! the middle, like always, was the juiciest of the whole story. i think i'd read that again though. its good for people that needs help in that situation, so they can read this book to probabl...more
Kennedy
great stays packed with drama
Cj Taylor
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
Kamryn ( ;
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
Renee.nimaga
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
Briana Versey
Briana Versey

The book i am reviewing is called The Test by Peggy Kern. This book
Is a drama book but also realistic fiction. It is a drama book because
It is a lot of going back and forth it is fiction because any body can get pregnant at a young age. This book takes place at Bluford high school
Most of the time in the bathroom the main character is Leslie and
Oscar.

The problem in this story is Leslie getting pregnant at a young age and
Oscar not wanting to take care of the baby. The conflict in t...more
Chasity
Oct 15, 2012 Chasity is currently reading it
Chasity Dade
Finished Book
October 15,2012

This book was about a girl named Liselle who told her story about getting Pregnant at the age of 16. Her life was a struggle. The father of her child wasn't supporting her or even seeing the baby. Her mom had to get 2 jobs to support the baby and Liselle's teenage life was over. She doesn't regret it, but she wish she'd waited because she couldn't have fun during her teenage life. Now shes getting her life together and goes to collage and has a job in a...more
Isaiah Estrada
After reading this book, I discovered that their could be unique situations in one's life when facing teen pregnancy. From the perspective of a girl this book illustrates what a young teenage girl from an urban area would have to face and also gave the reader the ability to understand a unique situation in which darcy would have to face with the father of the baby oscar. Also, the fact that darcy is selfreflecting at this incident that had happened three years before towards the students at bluf...more
Kris Odahowski
This short easy to read chapter book rolls forward and back in time as teen deals with pregnancy. Portrayal of Grandparents raising grands and teen mothers struggling with parenthood shows an honest portrayal of life as teen mother.
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Peggy Kern was born and raised in Westbury, New York. There she attended the local public elementary and middle schools, where she was one of the few white students in a predominately black and Latino community. Peggy didn’t realize what a unique and valuable experience that was until she transferred to a private high school.

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