Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Program by Suzanne Young

In Sloane's world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane's parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they'll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who's been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone - but so are their memories.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He's promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it's getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.

This sounded quite cool, but was a pretty average YA novel. It's a nice easy read so if you think it sounds interesting give it a go. But don't expect any major plot twists or anything ... the one, was fairly predictable and then the ending, well I don't really know what the author was trying to do there since I just ended up confused as to the 2 ways she might've meant it. Which irritates me. It felt a little incomplete.

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