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The Program

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The Program

The Program Series, Book 1
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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.

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.

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    Starred review from May 27, 2013
    In Young’s chilling Orwellian tale, planet Earth is hit with a suicide epidemic and the only way to prevent additional fatalities is something called “the Program”: a cure that eliminates depression, but also wipes clean the memories of those who are treated with it. Joy Osmanski’s narration in this audio edition has a cold, sterile feel that perfectly reflects the author’s prose. Her well-paced delivery will captivate listeners, and her portrayal of central character Sloane—a 17-year-old girl who is afraid to let her true feelings show for fear of ending up in the Program—is layered with raw emotion. Ages 14–up. A Simon Pulse hardcover.

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