The ProgramPaperback - 2014
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.
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“You're right, you know," he says. "You're just right for me. And I'd bet my life that we've done this before. Because I can't imagine that I wouldn't have fallen in love with you the first time.”
“He's tender and defenceless, as if every part of him is exposed. He's not the asshole I thought he was, not even close. What I see is someone broken and fierce. Someone loyal and hardened. Someone who could belong to me completely, and me to him.”
“You know I'm never going to be able to not kiss you again, right?" he said. "For the rest of my life, every time I look at you, I'll have to kiss you.”
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As posted by emilyswartzer (no credit to me):
Suicide is an international epidemic. The only way to prevent it is The Program. You go willingly or unwillingly. They erase your mind. Sloane's brother, Brady, jumped off a cliff. Her parents will do anything to keep her alive. Even if it means putting her in The Program. Two of her best friends: James and Miller, will do anything to stay out of The Program. So when Miller learns that The Program is coming for him,he takes QuikDeath. Weeks later, Sloane's boyfriend James is taken. After a month or two, James comes back. Except he doesn't remember Sloane. His memory is wiped. Sloane's sadness over James lands her in The Program, and it's her parent's fault. Will she make it out with her memory? Or will she lose it all?