“I have been excited for this book ever since I first laid eyes on the cover. I didn't have to read the synopsis to know that this was one I was going to have to get my hands on. I am glad the hype I built for myself was not let down.
This is dystopian, but it has some very thought provoking themes. Suicide as an epidemic? My first thought was "What the heck?" I loved the world that Young created for us. What if adults so desperate to save they young generation took everything that could cause any kind of pain from your memory? Your experiences are part of you, so in their attempt to cure you actually just took a piece and that was it. To me the idea really made me think.
They teens are terrified to show emotions. They really can't or they will be taken to The Program. The soluton or so they say. How can a person not get depressed when you are not allowed to grieve or be sad? You can't trust anyone, not even your parents, because that is a one way ticket to The Program also. This is what our main character must face every day! This is her new normal.
Our MC is one couldn't help but like. She tries to say strong and protect those left that she holds dear, but at the same time she had to deal with the losses she suffered in secret. She keeps going. She is determined. I also loved how much of a fighter she was. most would give up at some point but she keeps going until the end.
This is a great new dystopian. It is a breath of fresh air in originality for a dystopian. The twist at the end was enough to make me want more. For all you dystopian lovers, this is one for you!”