The Program #0.6
Author: Suzanne Young
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: April 19th 2016
Review Source: Simon Pulse
Can one girl help others find closure by slipping into the identities of their loved ones? Find out in this riveting sequel to The Remedy and companion to the New York Times bestselling The Treatment and The Program.
In a world before The Program…
Quinlan McKee has spent her life acting as other people. She was a closer—a person hired to play the role of the recently deceased in order to give their families closure. Through this process, Quinn learned to read people and situations, even losing a bit of herself to do so. But she couldn’t have guessed how her last case would bring down her entire world.
The only person Quinn trusts is Deacon, her best friend and the love of her life. Except Deacon’s been keeping secrets of his one, so Quinn must set out alone to find Arthur Pritchard, the doctor who’s been trying to control her life. The journey brings Quinn to Arthur’s daughter, Virginia, who tells Quinn the truth about Pritchard’s motives. The former closer will start to see that she is the first step in fighting an epidemic.
But Quinlan doesn’t want to be a cure. And with all the lies surrounding her, she realizes she has no one left to rely on but herself—even if she doesn’t know who that is anymore.
The Epidemic is a page turner as well as the other books of this series. If you haven't read The Program series, I highly suggest to start soon. The Program series is full of surprises and twists and heartbreaks and so much more!
The Remedy ends in a shocking way. Quinn, our main character and closer, learns she's not Quinn. If you're asking yourself, what's a closer, then you need the book! Okay, I'll be nice, a closer is a person hired by a family to take the role of a deceased teen. The closer is able to prepare the family and help them admit their love one is gone. As learns the truth of her identity, or at least that she's not Quinn, she decides to find out the details of her past.
The Epidemic was a crazy ride! Quinn is an unstoppable human being. The girl has guts and is able to escape with no trace. Well, somewhat. I love her cleverness and determination but what I enjoyed most is the fact that she needs to find out the truth but is able to take time from her investigation to help out a friend in need. With her kindness, she is able to discover more than expected. She learns the source of teens killing themselves (which The Program is about) and discover some crazy things I cannot say. Honestly, this was such a twist turning story. So go start The Program or The Remedy as this is a prequel.
Overall, I enjoyed The Epidemic. Suzanne Young is a great story teller and is able to hook you into a depressing series. Quinn and Deacon are amazing characters. They're not perfect but like Deacon, if one redeems and is truly sorry, life can take a turn. Which is the important aspect of life. Learning from your mistake and doing better. I loved how Quinn was able to forgive him and learns to trust him again. A great story with a meaningful message. Go read it.