“Waiting On” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
The Program by Suzanna Young
April 30, 2013
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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.
Is it shallow of me to say that I was pulled into this book because of the cover? I just love how simple and clean it is! The synopsis intrigues me. Only because I wonder how the book will address suicide. Although I am full of curiosity I’m a bit anxious. Suicide can be an extremely tricky subject to write about it, and I really hope the book doesn’t treat suicide (and other illnesses) lightly or in a dismissive manner.
What books are you waiting for on this Wednesday?
Brunette Librarian says
So this one sounds so creepy it’ll be good :) Great choice – and super weird cover.
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