The Program by Suzanne Young
Imagine: your brother commits suicide, your BFF no longer remembers you, your guy BFF (your BFFs boyfriend) commits suicide, everywhere you turn your classmates are entering “The Program” and getting their memories erased… and you know that you’re next.
Enter the Program. In a world were suicide rates are high for those under the age of 18, teens are required to be monitored of their feelings. And if you are suspected to be thinking of suicide, you are forced into The Program…. where they take your memories to make you happy. But, what did they erase? The love for your brother? All memories of your boyfriend? …… it wasn’t there’s to take.
The one thing I could have done without was the sex references. I listened to the audiobook, and it was almost uncomfortable, so maybe if you read the book then it wouldn’t have stood out so much. Other than that I was hooked, I listened to this book in a matter of 48 hours and was immediately on to the next.
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.
I’ve heard about this book quite a bit but have been unsure whether or not to read it. I definitely think I’ll have to pick it up! Great review!
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