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.
There are some hard to believe parts to this book, like that pills could wipe away only parts of someone memories and leave others there and that it could cure depression. I feel like that's a little far fetched but not as far as some other stories I've read. The story line was good and well structured and written. I was very happy with the story as a whole. The ending was good and was a slight cliff hanger, evidence of a sequel (coming out April 2014) were i the story will continue with what happens next, which i cant wait to find out! This is the first book i have read by Suzanne Young and i really enjoyed it, i look forward to reading more by this Author. I don't normally talk about this but the cover is so cool! especially that underneath the dust jacket the book is printed on! I have seen more and more books made in this different but awesome way, i wish all hard covers were this cool. Anyways, i would recommend this book to all teens, older ones will probably enjoy it more then younger ones.