Hi everyone! Welcome back!
I am so excited to be on The Treatment Blog Tour! I read The Program a couple weeks ago and OH MY GOODNESS. So much happens during that book! I’m excited to read The Treatment and see what’s up next for Sloane and James. Make sure you read The Program and check out The Treatment when it hits stores on April 29th!
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?
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Originally from New York, Suzanne Young moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She currently resides in Tempe, where she teaches high school English. When not writing obsessively, Suzanne can be found searching her own tragic memories for inspiration.
Suzanne is the author of several books for teens, including THE PROGRAM, A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL, and A WANT SO WICKED.
And nooooow for the character interview!
(After The Program, before The Treatment)
My first few questions are for Sloane:
What is next for you and James?
Do you think that you will ever be able to forgive your parents for what they did to you?
Yes, but first they’d have to see what the Program has done to us. They’d have to understand how I’ve been hurt, damaged. I’ll never be able to trust again. The Program has changed me. I need them to understand that before I forgive them.
At the end of The Program you had decided not to take the pill that would restore your memories. Don’t you think that you’re owed the truth?
Right now, I don’t know what’s true. I want to be me—but what if who I am now disappears when I take that pill? Changes the way I feel about myself, about James. I can’t take that chance. I just want to live.
What are your true feelings toward Realm?
I don’t know. He’s my friend, my best friend from what I can remember. But I know he’s keeping secrets from me. But at this point… who isn’t?
My next questions are for James:
Now that you’re reunited with Sloane, what are your feelings toward her?
How dirty can I make this? Keep it appropriate—okay. I think she’s a smartass, a rebel—the kind of girl who can get me killed. So obviously I’m completely mad about her.
Do you remember her even just a little?
No. I don’t remember shit.
If you had the chance to restore your memories would you do it?
In a heartbeat. I deserve the truth.
What is your next plan? Fight or hide?
If it was just me, I’d fight. But first I have to make sure Sloane is safe from the Program. Even if I have to take them down myself.
My next couple questions are for Sloane’s mom.
Do you feel justified in your decision about what you did to Sloane?
What I did? I saved her life. It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made, but I love my daughter. I watched for weeks as she got sicker and sicker–there WAS no other choice.
Why do you believe so firmly in the Program?
Because Lacey Klamath is still alive and my son is not. I would do anything for my children—anything. This is the one chance we have, and if we get it wrong, they die. The Program saves lives. Sometimes the end justifies the means.
Obviously Sloane does not agree with your decision. Based on that information, would you do it to her again?
I would. I will always choose my child, and I’d rather have her hate me than dead.
When you noticed that Sloane had forgotten all about her past were you at all concerned?
Of course, but we can give her back some of what she lost. We can build new memories.
My last few questions are for Suzanne Young herself
What is with that ending?!?! What’s going to happen? Is everyone going to get a happy ending? I demand answers!
The end of The Program has Sloane and James on the run. There is an epilogue with a girl named Ally, but it’s there to show what Realm is up to, and how he still thinks of Sloane, how he really does love her the best way he can.
The Treatment picks up right where The Program left off, Sloane and James running. Along the way they meet up with some rebels. People lie. People get taken back to The Program. It’s a footrace, and no… not everyone will be happy. But the overall series is meant to be hopeful.
Is The Treatment going to be the last book in the series or will it continue on?
Right now it’s the last book. Sloane and James’s story is wrapped up.
What is your favorite scene or quote from The Treatment?
“My boyfriend is the biggest liar I’ve ever known. But it does it with the best of intentions.”
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