The Treatment : Review

The Treatment (The Program #2)
by Suzanne Young

Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”

How do you stop an epidemic?

Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.

Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.

Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?

My Review
Sloane and James are on the run from The Program. They have to lay low and hide out. Even if they still can't remember a lot of their memories they know they belong together. The Program won't let them go easy and as Sloane has something they really want they will do anything to stop them. They join up with another group of runaways and try to figure things out. Sloane has a pill that will bring back all her memories if she is brave enough to take it. However the same pill is The Treatment to cure all who have been in the Program. They will all have to do everything they can to bring down the Program before it silences them forever.

I really liked the first book and looked forward to where this one would go. Sloane is missing huge parts of her memory and has to just learn to trust her feelings. She and James team up with the others and they are constantly on the run. The Program wants these two back in the worse way. While on the run Realm shows back up and he tries to come between them in many ways. You see more into his head and why he acts the way he does. I have to say by the end I really didn't like him much for all that he did. Yes he had his reasons but still it just turned me off him for good. You also see deep inside The Program and more about why it really started and how evil it really is. Sloane is really put through the ringer as she is betrayed and has to fight for not just her life but others as well. Dallas is a character I ended up loving. She really has had a hard time and she loves to take it out on others at times but while you may not like her at first by the end you will. All the horrors of The Program are back and even more are introduced. If you enjoy dystopian books I highly recommend this series.

4 out of 5 Stars

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