The Remedy

Posted by Alyssa T on May 27, 2015

22449285The Remedy by Suzanne Young
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Pages: 416
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Synopsis: “In a world before The Program… Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone. Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached. Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.” ~Book Jacket

My Opinion: I really liked this book and it was very interesting to see how everything worked. I would definitely share this book, even if you have not read The Program. This book has a completely different storyline than The Program, but it does tie into it a little. I really liked how this book was very different from The Program…it was not just something similar to The Program, it was a completely different world. The Remedy only shows the very beginning of the epidemic, but hopefully The Remedy is only the beginning of a new series about the world before The Program. This book also had a lot of surprises. I saw some things coming, but then there was other things I did not see coming. This book is a page turner, once I started I could not stop.

Overall: Overall this book was really good and it kept me reading.

Recommendation: I recommend this book to anyone that has read The Program and liked it. I also recommend this book to people who have not read The Program and I encourage you to read The Program, but you can still read this book without reading The Program.

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