Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on. Here's mine for this week!
Title: The Programme (Programme #1)
Author: Suzanna Young
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Released: 30th April 2013
Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone.
With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.
Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in.
And The Program is coming for them.
Summary taken from GoodReads
Even though perhaps somewhat depressing, the idea of suicide as an epidemic is an interesting one because usually we associate the word 'epidemic' with a physical illness. I'm very intrigued to see how the author creates this world and how Sloane copes with consantly being watched. The fact that she can't even cry has got to be difficult. I really like that cover too. Despite it's simplicity, it manages to convey emptiness and something close to depair but at the same time you can feel a little bit of hope when you see them holding hands. I like how the sunny yellow contrasts with the clinical white; just by looking at the cover you can actually get an idea of what this might be about, unlike a lot of covers we see.
I study three subjects that require analysis, OK? It's a part of me now. And it could be much worse. :P
So that's what I'm looking forward to! What about you?