The Program

By YOUNG, Suzanne

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ISBN
978-1-4424-4580-2 978-1-4424-4582-6
Publisher
S & S Simon Pulse


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 10 Up—Four years ago, teen suicide became an epidemic, affecting one in every three teens. To combat it, a school district in Oregon developed "The Program," where teens are treated for their depression by erasing their memories and secluding them from their peers. As an increasing number of her classmates are taken away for treatment, 17-year-old Sloane Barstow knows better than to show emotion to anyone other than her boyfriend, James, especiall...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2013

When teenagers begin committing suicide at epidemic rates, drastic solutions are required. It's not clear whether it is contagious, environmental, or due to permanent chemical changes from all the antidepressants previous generations took (best to just skip the scientific inquiries and accept the premise), but now that one in three teens dies before hitting eighteen, The Program, with its remarkable...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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