These are just a few of the things David is worried about:

1. Nuclear War
2. Forgetting to wear pants to school
3. Getting his leg chomped by a shark
4. Sneezing on Kelli Ann
5. His bar mitzvah speech
Ages 10+
Pages 237
Publisher Scholastic, Inc.
Sydney Taylor Silver Medal Winner
School Library Journal Starred Review

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111 Reviews

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I would lend this book to a friend, except that I'd want to read it over and over again!

Review by Gabe

The main character, David, has a Bar Mitzvah coming up. His grandmothers from both sides move in with David's family. It makes for many funny situations!

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Good Book

Review by marshmellow99

I read This is Just a Test when I was younger and kinda enjoyed it but I would not recommend it for kids 9 or younger because I don't think they would find it interesting. Great book in the end though.

May 06, 2023 12:12 AM
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Review by Spotter

This book is amazing in many different ways! It is so funny. I 100% recommend this book.

Mar 10, 2022 09:13 PM
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This is just a test, really great book

Review by TAK03

David’s bar mitzvah is coming up, but his grandmas are always fighting about it, AND he and his friend make a hideout with a few difficulties.

Mar 03, 2022 03:53 PM
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Amazing book

Review by Sequence

Great book about not wanting to do your Bar Mitzvah in the middle of a time when nuclear war can happen.

Feb 02, 2022 10:58 PM
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Review by kittyfan514

It was good with a dark ending. I would reccomend for 6th graders.

Dec 08, 2021 06:50 PM