Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is also the author of Girls with Sharp Sticks, All in Pieces, Hotel for the Lost, and several others novels for teens. Visit her online at AuthorSuzanneYoung.com or follow her on Instagram at @AuthorSuzanneYoung.
*STARRED REVIEW* "Readers will devour this fast-paced story
that combines an intriguing premise, a sexy romance, and a shifting
landscape of truth. With big questions still unanswered and
promising twists, this first volume in a new series will leave
readers primed for more." * Booklist *
*STARRED REVIEW* "With this powerful psychological drama, Young contributes a unique, attention-worthy standout from the crowd of young adult dystopias." * BCCB *
"For lovers of dystopian romance, this gripping tale is a tormented look at identity and a dark trip down Lost-Memory Lane." * Kirkus Reviews *
"The uncomfortable mix of the good intentions and horrific outcomes of The Program is chilling, and will likely haunt readers as a slightly-too-plausible path adults would choose to "save" their teens." * The Horn Books *
"Young's book is unrelentingly emotional and dark . . . [and] confronts readers with questions about whether the past or the present defines a person, while make[ing] a strong case for the value of all memories, good and bad." * Publishers Weekly *
"[A]n entertaining, and compelling read." * VOYA *
In Young's chilling Orwellian tale, planet Earth is hit with a suicide epidemic and the only way to prevent additional fatalities is something called "the Program": a cure that eliminates depression, but also wipes clean the memories of those who are treated with it. Joy Osmanski's narration in this audio edition has a cold, sterile feel that perfectly reflects the author's prose. Her well-paced delivery will captivate listeners, and her portrayal of central character Sloane-a 17-year-old girl who is afraid to let her true feelings show for fear of ending up in the Program-is layered with raw emotion. Ages 14-up. A Simon Pulse hardcover. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.