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The Program

Young, Suzanne (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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When suicide becomes a worldwide epidemic, the only known cure is The Program, a treatment in which painful memories are erased, a fate worse than death to seventeen-year-old Sloane who knows that The Program will steal memories of her dead brother and boyfriend.
Authors: Young, Suzanne
Statement of Responsibility: Suzanne Young
Title: The Program
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2013
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed
Characteristics: 405 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary: When suicide becomes a worldwide epidemic, the only known cure is The Program, a treatment in which painful memories are erased, a fate worse than death to seventeen-year-old Sloane who knows that The Program will steal memories of her dead brother and boyfriend.
Subject Headings: Suicide Fiction Brainwashing Fiction Memory Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Science fiction
Topical Term: Suicide
Brainwashing
Memory
LCCN: 2012004197
ISBN: 9781442445802
1442445807
Branch Call Number: FIC Y
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Jul 24, 2014
  • AngelFire101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My favourite aprt about this book was how Sloane isn't your average heroine she didn't plan to take down the government it really added a lot on to the book and showed the other side about sadness in teens.

Jul 07, 2014
  • Adamrose36 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Words can't describe this book it's hard to find the right words. If I had to pick the words I would pick: Amazing, Brilliant, Daring, Happy, and Sadness. This book draws you and then rips your big, little, or massive heart right out apologizes are in order here but it doesn't apologize it just keeps getting more and more heartless. First time I read this book the first few chapters felt like a drag then when I finished the book I felt sad at the end of the book so many feels! Pick up this book today and you will not regret reading it. There is always a plan B if you don't like the book return it. But I doubt you will return this book not many people have returned this book including myself read all the way through it did take me weeks to read but that's ok it was rewarding in the end with the tears streaming down my eyes.

very good book. I enjoyed it alot.

Jul 02, 2014
  • im_that_girl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

To me, this book was overly amazing. I find it astonishing that the author can go in to such detail in the world she made up in her head. She makes it seem like its something she lived rather than something she imagined. It's tragic and the characters are strong in so many ways. There are so many things in their world that could keep them scared but they choose to fight it and it might just lead them to rebellion. This book can teach you just how strong a person can be and how things repeat themselves with reason. I am so glad I picked this book up and im sure that so will everyone else.

Mar 16, 2014
  • tocch101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Much better than I thought it would be. I'm hoping the series doesn't deteriorate as it continues as many seem to lately. Looking forward to the next book.

Dec 10, 2013
  • hanstra rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So good, but so painful to get through! Yeah, there are funny moments and cute scenes, but for the most part The Program just continually rips your heart out and refuses to apologize. Leaves you with a lot to think about, and certainly a greater appreciation for what you do have. Great, but tough and emotionally draining.

Sep 01, 2013
  • rainbowqueen123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When I started reading this book I had to drag myself through the first couple chapters. I just didn't find the first scene very gripping and I hated James. But now that I finished the book I see why he had to be so severe to Sloane; I now know he did it in an attempt to save her. I cried so much in this book. This was probably the saddest/happiest book I have read. Thumbs up!

Jul 27, 2013
  • emilyswartzer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Suicide is an international epidemic. The only way to prevent it is The Program. You go willingly or unwillingly. They erase your mind. Sloane's brother,Brady, jumped off a cliff. Her parents will do anything to keep her alive. Even if it means putting her in The Program. Two of her best friends: James and Miller, will do anything to stay out of The Program. So when Miller learns that The Program is coming for him,he takes QuikDeath. Weeks later, Sloane's boyfriend James is taken. After a month or two, James comes back. Except he doesn't remember Sloane. His memory is wiped. Sloane's sadness over James lands her in The Program, and it's her parent's fault. Will she make it out with her memory? Or will she lose it all? The Treatment comes out April 29th, 2014.

Jun 26, 2013
  • amcewen10 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

As I was reading I felt as if I were in the program. The story line was great. Somethings in the book I questioned a lot and still do.

Jun 25, 2013
  • kristen89 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! It really dove into the moral controversy of forcing those underage to get 'help' and how it impacted their lives. Very sad, and you feel as powerless as Sloane both in the program and before, as she tries to get through her life, day after day pretending to be happy. Can't wait for the continuation.

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Jul 08, 2014
  • maroon_moose_31 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

maroon_moose_31 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 25

Jun 01, 2013
  • Saphira728 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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As posted by emilyswartzer (no credit to me):
Suicide is an international epidemic. The only way to prevent it is The Program. You go willingly or unwillingly. They erase your mind. Sloane's brother, Brady, jumped off a cliff. Her parents will do anything to keep her alive. Even if it means putting her in The Program. Two of her best friends: James and Miller, will do anything to stay out of The Program. So when Miller learns that The Program is coming for him,he takes QuikDeath. Weeks later, Sloane's boyfriend James is taken. After a month or two, James comes back. Except he doesn't remember Sloane. His memory is wiped. Sloane's sadness over James lands her in The Program, and it's her parent's fault. Will she make it out with her memory? Or will she lose it all?

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Jul 24, 2013
  • nwind98 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains sexual content.

Jul 24, 2013
  • nwind98 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains coarse language.

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“You're right, you know," he says. "You're just right for me. And I'd bet my life that we've done this before. Because I can't imagine that I wouldn't have fallen in love with you the first time.”

“After all, suicide is contagious.”

“He's tender and defenceless, as if every part of him is exposed. He's not the asshole I thought he was, not even close. What I see is someone broken and fierce. Someone loyal and hardened. Someone who could belong to me completely, and me to him.”

“I'm so alone it's like being dead but still conscious”

“You know I'm never going to be able to not kiss you again, right?" he said. "For the rest of my life, every time I look at you, I'll have to kiss you.”

“If it's meant to be, you'll find each other again.”

“...some things are better left in the past. And true things are destined to repeat themselves.”

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