Deep and Thought-Provoking Concept - Not Executed as well as it Could Have Been
The mere concept of this book is exceptional. Suicide is an issue today, and it is interesting to extend that to such a degree as in this book. It poses many questions, and does make you think - what would it be like?
This is semi-explored through observing the lives of Sloane and her boyfriend, and the troubles they go through thanks to the 'Program', the supposed remedy of heightening suicide rates. Personally, I thought that this could have been expanded upon more in the book, but that could just be me.
A large part of the book is about the relationship between Sloane and her boyfriend, and while that's fairly well written, it really isn't for everyone. Younger readers might find this a little mushy...I'd probably only recommend for people over 13 for this reason. Everyone's different though, and age doesn't necessarily mark maturity.
This is a dystopian novel, but unlike others where the change in society is obvious, violent, and deadly, this is more subtle. The world Sloane is in looks normal. On the surface, at least. There isn't really much violence.
This is a pretty good book, that lacks in some areas, but is a nice read overall.
This title contains:
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking