Reviewed by Melanie on May 21, 2017
I downloaded this book from Overdrive, intrigued by the description and the cover. I was eager to begin listening and learning more about the world that Sloane and her friends live in.
Sloane lives in a world where teenage suicide is an epidemic. I can’t imagine living in a world where as a teenage you’re not allowed to have real emotions. If you’re too sad, then your parents can call and have you taken to The Program, a place where your very being is stripped away one memory at a time.
While the book is a bit dark in subject matter, and can be considered a pretty heavy read, I loved the characters. Sloane was strong willed and fought to keep the parts of herself that she held dear. All of the characters in the book, with the exception of the parents throughout, are well developed and very dynamic.
I’m excited to start book two to find out how the story continues, even with it’s dark subject matter, it’s an intriguing storyline and concept.