The Program by Suzanne Young : the only cure for the suicide epidemic is the Program @suzanne_young

Posted: May 3, 2013 in Secondary
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The Program
By Suzanne Young

Suicide has reached epidemic proportions and the only cure is The Program. The only trouble with that is once you enter, everything changes.
Everything you have ever done, and anyone you have ever loved is forgotten. You leave the Program as a clean slate with no memories of the past. Sloane knows that in order to stay out of the Program she has to stay strong, and she must never cry. Getting caught crying could seal her fate in the Program. The only person to help is her boyfriend who promises to keep her safe. But how long can they last, how long can they avoid the epidemic.
Everywhere they go they are being watched and the Program is just waiting for them.

Teen suicide is a very real issue and while I accept this book is not about curing depression nor is it making light of something so awful I do intend to look out for this book as soon as it reaches our shores as it just might get people talking. The Program offers a YA, almost science-fiction, dsytopian government conspiracy novel which is sure to get a lot of people talking. It may prove to be a controversial book but that is just another reason why I want to read this book.

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