The Program  - Suzanne Young

Book Title:  The Program

Author:  Suzanne Young

Narration:  Joy Osmanski

Series:  The Program #1

Genre:  YA, Love & Stuff, Dystopian-ish, Suspense

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

☆My Pick for Book Theme Song:  Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine  {{{they use force to make you do what the deciders have decided you must do…}}}

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4.3/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  4.2/5

Addictiveness:  4.5/5

Theme:  4/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration:  4.5/5

Ending:   4.5/5. Cliffhanger:  Sort of...mostly a to be continued.

 

Will I continue this series?  Yes

 

 

4.5/5 STARS

 

 

My Thoughts

 

The song above sums up this story pretty well, actually.  This story is a trip, not the vacation type either…more like a bad acid trip.  I really hope something like this never happens…because sometimes, what someone thinks is a solution to a problem, really only heightens the problem.  I'm rambling and probably not making any sense right now, but, my thoughts are kind of all over the place with this.

 

This story.  It's scary.  It's sad.  It's thought provoking.  It's diabolical.  With such believable characters and a premise that will have you freaking out, because there is way too much suicide amongst teenagers presently.  Coupled with excellent narration; that had me completely absorbed.  I have to say overall, this affected me deeply, and I'm looking forward to the next book.

 

Sex Factor:  Yes…but not explicit.