The Treatment by Suzanne Young
Release Date: April 2014
Synopsis: After barely escaping The Program, a treatment for the suicide epidemic among young adults, Sloane and James are on the run with a group of rebels. Soon they realize that The Program has taken large chunks of their memories and they aren’t finished with them yet. Desperate to retain their memories Sloane and James hide with the rebels but it’s only a matter of time before The Program comes looking. Can Sloane and James survive another encounter with The Program ?
I loved this book. It was an extremely well done sequel and ending to the story of The Program. Sloane and James had a fantastic relationship and I loved the way the author played it out in the book. It was like even though they had forgotten who they were they still knew they loved each other. The idea of the orange pill AKA the treatment throughout the book was really interesting. They had a pill that could make them remember their whole lives but only one of them could have it. I liked that in the end Sloane realized that regaining her memories would change who she had become and she didn’t want that. I liked that she was brave enough to not remember. I thought the way the author used the characters to represent the different effects of The Program was really interesting. Roger was corrupt and used his power for evil, Dallas was damaged and angry about what The Program had done to her, Sloane and James were angry at the program for taking their memories and destroying their lives, Cas had never been touched by The Program so he was naive enough to believe that they would keep their promise and the list goes on. She showed that The Program was a big cause for a lot of what they were created to fix and I liked the irony of it all. I can’t find a single bad thing to say about this book which is rare. I’ll just end by saying that I absolutely loved this book and I would definitely recommend it and The Program to everyone.