Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Program



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by 
Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:


The Program
Suzanne Young


Expected Publication Date:  April 30th 2013 (FIXED)

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


Why:
For some reason I really like the idea of dystopian societies thinking emotion is bad. That's part of the reason I enjoyed Delirium. But in this case I also think that with the rise of people addressing suicide and depression considered being rampant nowadays, I don't see something like this being so farfetched as a futuristic problem (you could say that in Japan this is already a national crisis that they keep trying to help with). I also really like Young's stylistic way of writing and I wonder how it will go with a plot like this.

6 comments:

Annabelle said...

I cannot wait for this book! It looks so good!

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Kim said...

Great pick :D I'm looking forward to this one too! The release is pretty close :P

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Shahnila said...

I am looking forward to this book swell :D Luv ur blog, **New Follower**
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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The best dystopians seem to focus on things that seem quite possible...that is what makes them so gripping. Thanks for sharing...and enjoy!

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Jenea Whittington said...

I have seen this one. It looks really good.
New Follower... Great pick..

Happy Reading..
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Katie said...

This book looks interesting.

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