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Happen to themHere are some examples of how i looked I didn t get angry at the book Not really It was mainly about the characters I DESPISE reading about helpless characters that just can t fight back I don t know It was always my issue with things in general I don t understand how ou don t want to kill someone when they take Zero (The Orbit Series your opportunities When they takeour freedom away Especially when they tell Women, Creativity, And The Arts you how to liveour life It s just soAHHHH calm down Sandra Deep breaths If someone would hold me captive and force me to do things i would fight until my very last breath I would unleash the freaking hell on earth I m so not even kidding guysThe characters were great Loved them Especially James He was so sweet funny caring and protective swoon Sloane was a pretty good protagonist herself But i must admit i was rather annoyed with her for being sometimes really naive and stupid Especially about crying every freaking time she was reminded of her past That was getting on my nerves I think what was the best about this book was the romance between James and Sloane It wasn t forced It wasn t fast i mean they are already together at the beginning It was justperfect We get to see how they formed that relationship We get to see the flashback and i absolutely loved those moments They are definitely the most beautiful realistic and sweetest couple EVERsight Overall The Program was a satisfying and captivating read It was heart wrenching frustrating to the point where i wanted to shred the book to pieces and had beautifully written romance I would highly suggest this to patient and strong minded people If Captive you have anger problems make sureou don t read this Also this book was so depressing it got me depressed Oooopps i guess The Program will be coming for me I can see why some readers of Darkfever (Fever, young adult are swearing off dystopic stories now I actually like dystopia but I can see that they are beginning to suffer from the same story different day tropes This for me is one of thoseFirst of allou have suicide as an epidemic WTF Supposedly one in three or four kids are killing themselves Why I don t remember reading why in this book It vaguely mentions that anti depressants have been over prescribed and that might be the reason Dude I don t care if it s a Concorso MEF. 400 collaboratori amministrativi. 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Con software di simulazione young adult book I need facts At least part of the story but I know it might come in later books so I m gonna work past it Sloane s brother fell to the epidemic he caught depression and ended up killing himself So Sloane and her brother s best friend James had been in a relationship and this part of the book was actually pretty good They look out for each other and want to keep the other from either being infected or being snatched up by the PROGRAMThe Program That s kinda big brother watching the teens for any signs of suicide signs They take the teens and wipe their memories clean so viola they are cured Creepy cured Because they come back with no memories and everything is sueaky clean and newIt s pretty predictable where the story goes I mean they are terrified of the program soou know it s coming MAY BE SPOILERYThen Sloane gets eyeballed by one of the creepy handlersyep know where that is going also view spoilerShe doesn t get raped Thanks be to Tom Cruise hide spoiler Edit July 2014 Wow so much passion about this review over a Bullfrog Grows Up year later Whileou can certainly feel free to leave comments on this review I don t see my opinion o Reactions to The Program will differ I think based on which of these two scenarios The Legendary Unicorn you were expectingA a thought provoking t 4 madly starsImagine a world where teenagers are in danger of themselves A world where teenagers kill themselves and suicides are contagious If allour friends jumped off a bridge would Meeting the Living God you tooApparently the answer ises To prevent this situation the school district made the Program Handlers will take anyone with suicidal tendencies They will lock them in their institution and there they will take away their memories When they get out they will be sent in a private school designated just for other returners Sloane and James are a couple who is against the idea of the Program They re both fighting with their overwhelming emotions especially when they are surrounded with friends and family who have killed themselves or tried to They re trying not to show any kind of unhappy emotion in front of others even in front of their parents even when they lose beloved ones They are scared of getting infected but even worse they are scared of getting into the Program because they know afterwards they are going to lose themselves in thereI m still reeling from my recent experience of the Program This book was one hell of a ride my friends Intense suspenseful full of angst and depressing as hell It sounds bad but it was probably even worse It was actually a thriller I was turning the pages and I was scared because this book is cruel It brought out so many emotions to me I even shed a couple of tears and I was still early view spoiler WHY MILLERWHYYYY hide spoiler. N 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 th.
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D They were likeable characters but Sloane didn t strike me as an especially memorable MC Same goes for the side characters Sloane makes a few friends throughout the story and none of them were well developed They were used as nothing than extras There is even one character who was kind of a creep for the bigger part of the book that annoyed me senselessly He seemed to always be sneaking around intimidating Sloane every chance he got and I didn t see the point of it The book could have gone without him he was gross his storyline felt random and out of place and when he had done his task to help the plot along which could have been achieved without him he was just gone and forgotten He might be back in the seuel but really I don t see the point it seems his only role is to add unnecessary ickiness In the end The Program is a love story The main reason I didn t love this book is due to my distance from the romance itself I have a hard time falling for a romance when one is already established beforehand I love seeing connections strike and relationships bloom when I get into a book with it pre existing I don t get that fluttery The Red Saka young love feeling towards it as much There were flashbacks that showed the strength of their love for each other which helped though this helped me understand their relationship it didn t leave me swooning over it Therefore while I cared about the protagonist and what she was going through and I deduced the implied sadness or tragic nature of it all I felt like I was of a curious observer than someone invested into the heart of itWith so may previously failed dystopians thisear The Program is easily one of the better ones I ve read lately If I hadn t read so many I might have given this one slack as it stands I liked it but I don t see it sticking out from the masses in the cluster of dystopians in my memory An advance copy was provided by the publisher for reviewFor of my reviews visit my blog at Xpresso Reads This is one of my new favorite books And I mean it s a top favorite I can t even explain how much I love this book And I think a lot of my love for it could come from the fact that it really hit home I ve never personally had depression but when I was in high school there was someone in my life who was really really important to me And I was right there during every second of his battle It was really devastating and something I don t like to remember very often but this book brought me right back to that I don t know if I would have picked up this book if I knew that it would but wow I m so glad that I did Reading about Sloane and James was like reliving my own memories and it was really strange and bizarre and beautiful and overwhelming and terribly heartbreaking an I ll make this uick and painless like Deathuik It s a cheesy gooey melodramatic love story in the guise of a dystopian novel with a futuristic setting in which people are plagued with an epidemic that makes them want to go and kill themselves Don t bother with the whys because Walt Disneys Spin and Marty, Trouble at Triple-R you won t get any Just go along with the story and the half absurdity of it all and I m sureou ll enjoy Lol If Nijinsky And Romola you don t like that kind of stuff I d sayou skip it but if Lindsay and the Lifeguards you gather much enjoyment and entertainment out of them like me then go for it For a beautiful elaborate positive review do check out Chelsea s review After having some time to think i made the overall conclusion that this book is the most frustrating and saddest book i have ever read The Program is set in a world where depression and suicide are considered a virus Ifou are thought to have caught the virus the handlers come to get The Wedding Ghost you and takeou to a facility known as The Program Little teaserI look back at James one last time and he gives me his signature smile wide and cocky But it s not real Sometimes i think it s never real James is the best at hiding the pain disguising the feelings He knows what it takes to stay out of The Program He ll keep as safe He promised Sloane knows not to cry in front of anyone One sign of sadness will land ou straight into The Program Her parents have already lost a child She knows that anyone who returns comes back with no emotions a blank slate Their depression is gone but so are their memories Under constant supervision and observation Sloane puts on a mask which she hides her feelings behind James is the only one she let s in She knows their love is strong enough to survive to withstand anything But despise the promises it s getting harder to hide the truth Depression is setting in They re coming for them It s only a matter of time before there ll benothing left I have been crying my freaking eyes out since page 50 160 And then from there on i have been so frustrated and angry that i swear to God i could freaking see red Having anger problemsissues it wasn t a good nor healthy idea for me to continue reading But i couldn t stop The writing style just pulls ou in and ou have so many compassion and feelings for the characters ou just have HAVE to know what will. Ts 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 ca.
A funny thing about this book is that I only ever read it when on a train For some reason it became my travelling read The first part of the book was totally mindblowing It left me speechless so many times I loved how we were thrown straight into the story All the time I felt like this would give me a heart attack This book wasis amazing I love it and I love James Except for the epilogue I hate this type of epilogues two weeks later ten ears later etc That was slightly disappointing However I have to say that I m very much impressed by this book Well I had a lot of issues with this book but there were some good things so I don t think a 1 star was necessary It was very nearly that though IF YOU LOVE THIS BOOK YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT LOVE THIS REVIEW JUST PRIOR WARNINGBefore we go further in this review let me just say this book and review will have some trigger warnings for suicide self harm depression Let s start with the positives The plot of the book was really interesting and the writing was alright I definitely sped through it because I wanted to know what happened The ending was really interesting as well and makes me curious about the rest of the books in the series It s fast paced and easy to read and get throughNOW FOR THE NEGATIVES The main plot of this book is that suicide is a contagious disease that The Program is trying to eradicate THIS IS WHERE MY ISSUES BEGIN Making suicidal thoughts and depression a disease to further the plot in a dystopian book is something I am not okay with It trivializes it in SO MANY WAYS And I am sure some misinformed people believe depression and suicidal tendencies are already contagious we don t need a fictional book to further that point YO EVERYONE DEPRESSION IS NOT CONTAGIOUS YOU DON T NEED TO AVOID PEOPLE THAT ARE DEPRESSED YOU CAN T CATCH IT FROM THEM At one point a character self harms and it is described as a symptom and I just could not Suicide was a disease that started with the same signs and the same types of depression leading to the same result Mental illnesses ARE diseases of the mind but they are not all the same nor are people the same under their influences That was another issue I had how depression was dealt with It was all portrayed the same way with the same symptoms in different peopleand depression isn t the same for everyone It looks so different to so many peopleI am sure the author was trying to bring mental illness into the light since it is so often shunned and run from but I don t think a dystopian book was the best place to do that At all To me it just made these important mental illnesses seem like a trivial thing and a plot device There are so many great ways to shed light on mental illness and this book did none of those thingsOther unrelated issues there was some instalove and overall the characters were pretty not great I didn t love Sloane as a protagonist but I did like James a bit than everyone else I personally felt like this book made light of a lot of serious topics that should be talked about in the correct way to help people that suffer from them It s not edgy or cool or a disease that can be cured in a certain spoilery way which I ALSO didn t agree with but didn t want to spoil I justreally was annoyed with this book And angry because it could ve been so much betterchokengtitiktitikchokengs I am not a perfect person so if I misrepresented something up in this review somewhere plz let me know respectfully and I will change it THANKYEW If I wasn t so bored with dystopians lately this one might have been enjoyable for me Although it has a little contemporary feel to it than most and the plot direction it takes is different from the expected and clich s run and hide from the big bad government in the end I still felt that it was et another dystopian novel that doesn t particularly stand out from the restA little reminiscent of Delirium The Program involves teen suicide and how its become an epidemic and the cure involves wiping them out into a clean slate This means memory removal of anything that could cause negative feelings Thus if La Chanson de Jerusalem you re a teenager andou show any sort of negative emotions like crying Biomedical Informatics you better make sure no one seesou I liked the idea of this world and I personally found it much believable than Delirium in the sense that I can see how society agreed to this mind erasing program if it will save their children from suicide I had difficulty believing that society could be convinced love was a disease but that is a review for another time I found the system intimidating and uite the paradox some rather die than go through the program if they re flagged for others having The Book of the Honda S2000 your best friend or anyoneou love not remember who The Story of Rose ONeill you are is heartbreaking in every sense turningou emotionally vulnerable Although it delivers a fairly predictable story arc The Program is ultimately a tragic love story and this part was done uite well While the plot itself was enjoyable I did not find myself connecting to the characters as much as I would have like. In this “gripping tale for lovers of dystopian romance” Kirkus Reviews true feelings are forbidden teen suicide is an epidemic and the only solution is The ProgramSloane 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 paren.
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