Wednesday, June 4, 2014

32. The Program - Suzanne Young

The Program #1
audio book read by Joy Osmanski
2013 Simon & Schuster
405 pgs.
YA Dystopia/Fantasy
Finished 6/2/14
Goodreads Rating: 4.06
My Rating:  Inded up liking it a lot : 4

My comments:  A few mixed feelings about this one. It's made me think and think...that's what make a good book (most of the time). But some of it seemed really labored. I look forward to reading the sequel. And I looked forward each day to listening, the story kept me riveted. So more positives than negatives...

Goodreads Review:  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

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