Mar 12, 2017

The Remedy(The Program,#0.5)

the remedy.
The Program,#0.5
suzanne young.

Publisher  Simon Pulse.
Publication Date: April 21,2015.
Genre: YA  Science Fiction| Romance
Format|Pages:  Hardcover|320.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.

In a world before The Program…

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.

Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.

Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start. 

I had picked up this book because I had loved The Program, The Treatment . I was also curious how the Epidemic started to begin with. Nothing prepared for how addictive this novel would be. I was drawn into the story from page one to the last page, and after that breathtaking plot twist at the end, I was craving for more. How could I not? Even I did not see that coming, that unexpected twist and there was part of me wondered if I was reading it right. THE REMEDY was filled with action, drama, with some romance in the mix. I loved Quinn from beginning, and it’s hard not to like a character like her. Not everyone liked her, considering that she was a closer and I can understand why in way. At the same time, I don’t think how others treated her sometimes was fair, she was trying to help grieving families and she was still a human being with feelings. The way that others treated her sometimes, like Catalina’s sister and Isaac’s friend treated her, as if she was some sort of disease. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her, I am not sure if I would be able to handle it.

Deacon, I was up and down between liking him and not so sure if I like him. I did not like the fact that he kept hurting Quinn. I did wonder if there was reason behind it, if there was reason that he broke up with her all those months ago. It was clear that Deacon was crazy about Quinn, you could tell by way he acted around her. Also no matter what happened, he was always there for her. Like when she had that breakdown when she wasn’t sure if she was Catalina or not. Even if it was hard for him, it physically hurt him, he helped her through it. It was obvious that the two of them were crazy about each other. I was waiting and hoping that the two of them would acknowledge it already. Of course that Epilogue, I was not expecting that, especially not from Deacon. I knew if Quinn found out about it, would not end well for neither of them. I hoped that she never would because their relationship would change if she did.

There were so many emotions that were going through me. I found myself reaching for tissues few times. Once I found out that Catalina committed suicide, that had me curious and wondering if she’s the one who would start the Epidemic. It was a sad book and yet I couldn’t find it in me to put it down. I was so observed into the story. It felt like I became part of the story. I loved the Program, but I have this feeling that I love THE REMEDY even more. Now, I need to pick up THE EPIDEMIC and see what’s in store next for Quinn, Deacon, Aaron. I feel like it’s one of the best science fiction novels that I have read this past year.


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