Feb 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Program by Suzanne Young

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

And here we are with the always interesting futuristic dystopian novel. The Program by Suzanne Young isn't due until April 30, 2013, but I think there will definitely be a waiting list for this one. Much in the same vein as Delirium by Lauren Oliver, The Program promises a world without feelings and a heroine who can't help but feel. Take a peek below!

The Program coverIn 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. 
  From Goodreads

I don't know what it is about futuristic worlds where love is an obstacle to be overcome that draws me in, but I seem to be addicted to them. Maybe it's because I had to fight for my relationship & defend it so much when my husband and I first began dating. Or maybe it's because, while I enjoy the post-apocalyptic and dystopian worlds, I still like a good love story.

Have you read anything else by Suzanne Young? What do you think about dystopian love stories?

1 comment:

Bookworm1858 said...

I am really looking forward to this one too. I hadn't connected it with Delirium but I see why you made that comparison.