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Big announcement: a new giveaway is starting today on CampusRiot! This time, it’s to celebrate the release of The Program, a new book by Suzanne Young. The book hits stores tomorrow, but I got a chance to read a pre-release copy (and I have to say, it was amazing!) Before I tell you my take on it, here’s a little about the book.

About the Book

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.


The best word I can use to describe this book is fast-paced. I started reading it on my train ride home the day it arrived in the mail, and by the time I got to my stop, I had read 3/4 of the book. Granted, I read fast, but this is the kind of book that sucks you in (good thing my stop is the last on the line, or I would’ve missed it!) and gets your heart racing. If you’re looking for a boring, slow read, you’re in the wrong place. The Program is the kind of novel that will consume your thoughts until you finish reading. It has everything you could ask for in it: action, romance, suspense, and gut-wrenchingly emotional scenes. It was definitely one of my favorite recent reads.

I won’t spoil anything for you or give anything away, so you’re just going to have to read the book!

More Info

Suzanne Young The Program

Want more info on The Program and its author, Suzanne Young?

Visit the Official Site of The Program

Visit Suzanne Young’s Official Site

Follow Suzanne Young on Twitter


We’re giving away a copy of The Program and a $50 iTunes gift card to one lucky reader!


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