Title: The Treatment (The Program, #2)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: April 29th, 2014
Genre(s): Young Adult (Sci-Fi/Dystopia)
*spoiler if not have read The Program*
The Program, the first book in this duology, was one of my all time favorite books. I read it in one day, and I just couldn't stop reading. The Treatment is the second, and final book in this duology. After I finished reading The Program, I immediatly wanted to get my hands on The Treatment. The Program ended in a way that is expected in any dystopian book, and I wasn't upset by that, but I really wanted to know what happened next in their journey! Sloane and James are now on the run, and when half of the country knows you are wanted and know how you look like, how do you manage to stay safe from The Program?
Sloane and James are probably really high up on the list of my favorite characters. I REALLY like them, and I feel like their "chemistry" is real. It's one of those relationships that are very mature, and seem like so much more than just a crush or whatnot. Sloane and James aside, this book started off really slow for me. I wanted more, and I felt like the book was just on pause. Yea, a few characters were introduced, a few things happened, but I just wanted to feel that THRILL that I felt whilst reading The Program. Also, that seems like a problem I always face reading dystopian books. The first in a series is always action packed and crazy, but then everything tones down later. I still kept on reading though, hoping and praying that the book would get better. AND IT DID! IT DID AND IT WAS CRAZY! Oh boy. It went from 0 to 180 degrees, and my heart and the feels and *BREATHE*.
I am REALLY so happy that this book did not disappoint me. This duology will forever remain in my heart, and is one of my favorite dystopian series out there. I will forever continue to recommend this book to friends and family. The ending broke my heart (in a good way) and I was SO sad to part ways with the amazing characters I met. Suzanne Young really did a fantastic job with these characters and this plot.