The Program

Young, Suzanne

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Program
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.

Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2013
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781442445802
Branch Call Number: FIC Y
Characteristics: 405 p. ; 22 cm.


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Mar 28, 2015
  • Kenzie_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful book that always has you wondering what will happen next!

Jan 14, 2015
  • anamariabarbul rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book made me smile, and laugh, and occasionally internally sob. The action is well plotted, and there is some great character development. Apart from certain questionable aspects of the events/ characters (trying my hardest to not reveal major spoilers, sorry everyone) it was a great read, I found myself constantly desiring to pick it up and I could barely put it back down.

Nov 25, 2014
  • lopezsacha40 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i love this book its so interresting if you want to know more about the way i love science check me on my email

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.

Jul 07, 2014

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!

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Dec 18, 2013

“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.”

Dec 18, 2013

“After all, suicide is contagious.”

Dec 18, 2013

“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.”

Dec 18, 2013

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

Dec 18, 2013

“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.”

Dec 18, 2013

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

Dec 18, 2013

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


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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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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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Aug 13, 2013

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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