Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Program and The Treatment both by Suzanne Young (review)

The Program and The Treatment by Suzanne Young
I gave them both a 4/5 star rating..I did like The Program more though.
I read them right after each other dates roughly Jan 8th-Jan 13 2015

There is possible spoilers in this. I try to keep all light. Some may be in the main synopsis of the book(s),but putting this out just as a warning. Just in case. Mainly spoilers in The Treatment section of this review.

I first want to touch on how pretty the covers are. I did borrow these from the I do most least to begin with with limited space in my apartment. But anyways The covers are pretty. Now I didn't get to see beneath the dust jackets very well, but I did and they're not boring under there like a lot of books are. As I try to do with most of my reviews with posting a picture of the cover I'll post pic's with the dust jacket. I wont post without because I feel that would be too much, plus it gives you all an opportunity to look for yourselves...not google cheating..haha just kidding. 

Well, I can never get the pictures to cooperate. I'm still
kind of new to the formatting of all this,but isn't it
important that I get my reviews out more?
Feedback would be nice.

OK now, about The Program.
Suicide is a worldwide epidemic.
The only treatment is The Program. If you're feeling depressed or even
look like you might be down, the handles will take you away. The Program is not like any therapist you may have been to. Your memory will be erased and life you know it gone. Sloane and James are best friends, a couple. They'll do anything to be with each other and save each other,but can they save themselves from The Program?
This was a very quick read. It was very fast paced for me. It did have a little romance which I'm not to big on,well accept when I read "Fifty Shades of Grey"...but trust me this is not that!!!!
Once you enter The Program you want out. But there is no escape. I got this feeling almost like The Program was going to come after me too. I really felt for the characters, and was praying Sloane and James would find each other again.

Which leads me to .......

The Treatment.

The Treatment, is a pill. There is only one left. ONE. It will bring back all memories,but it's a risk. Would you take it? If it meant remembering who you were before The Program?
Sloane and James are now on the run. After being released from The Program and their memories erased they have no choice. They hold a key that could save them,but only one of them. But do they dare take the risk with The Treatment?

I liked this sequel,but I don't think it was as good as The Program. Some of the characters I didn't like,but you'll get that will all books,movies,etc. Throughout this book it felt like a high speed chase. Always on the run and wondering who to trust. At times I felt like I couldn't trust anyone,but having to take risks. Yet you still end up back in The Program. I was scared Sloane wasn't going to make it out a second time,but was screaming she would. I couldn't read fast enough. I was reading when I could at work......  ;) The ending was a fairly happy ending. I think things worked out good,but even so I don't think anyone could ever fully recover from The Program.......or The Treatment

Doll Bones by Holly Black (review)

Doll Bones by Holly Black
4/5 Stars
Read: Jan 10th 2015

Dolls. Innocent toys right? Wrong. Dolls are creepy to begin with. Take a look at Annabelle or Robert the Doll. I'll let you do the googling on them yourself. Sure we played with them as kids and so do the kids in this story,but not all dolls are so innocent. Like the two examples I gave above. The three kids in this story Zach,Poppy and Alice are friends. Zach's dad wants him to grow up more and stop playing with dolls (action figures) but when a story comes up about an old doll they call "the queen" about a girl haunting the doll,they decide they need to put her soul to rest.
This is an amazing adventure story that will have you at the edge of your seat. I was turning page after page wondering what would happen on their journey. I kept looking back at the cover,and the drawing of the doll just staring at me. It was haunting. Not saying it would of been creepy if she blinked...cause uh yea that would be creepy too. But anyways, READ THIS BOOK. It wont take long it's another one I found as a middle-grade novel,but it's worth it!!!

Wonder (review)

Wonder by RJ Palacio
4/5 Stars
Dates read: Jan 6-10

Wonder was a very quick read. I actually read most of it in a day. Sometimes my goodreads 'read' dates are a little off from me forgetting to update my statuses...oops. Well back to the review.
 Wonder is about a boy named August "Auggie" Pullman. Auggie isn't "normal" he has deformities that make him a bit insecure. He's a nice boy and just wants to be normal and fit in with everyone else. Throughout the book, Auggie faces lots of challenges,but he gets through. You'll laugh and cry.
 This is a middle-grade novel, but I think anyone who has been picked on,struggled to fit in, or just wants to read a good story no matter what the age I think would enjoy reading "Wonder"