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The Program by Suzanne Young • Magan Reviews

The Program by Suzanne Young [website • twitter] Published April 30, 2013 by Simon Pulse Pages: 405 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: depression, suicide, losing memories, destiny, soul mates Summary: Life for Sloane isn’t perfect. Her brother committed suicide, her best friend was taken into The Program because she was showing signs of suicidal tendencies, and her boyfriend seems to […]

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June 8, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Alexa S. - How intriguing! I’ve heard of The Program before, and your review has definitely made me more inclined to want to check it out. It’s interesting that the author chose to write her story in a world where suicidal tendencies can be “fixed”; that’s definitely fodder for a great discussion of suicide, its characteristics and what can be done about it.

June 3, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Emma @ Miss Print - I loved your take on this book Magan! I read it more as a sci-fi type story (or maybe dystopian? I don’t even know what I’d call it) and I was totally disappointed in terms of the world building and the complete lack of explanations about WHY The Program happened. From a character standpoint I feel like I have a new appreciation for this book (though still not a personal favorite because man I did not like James!). Thanks for giving me a new perspective!

Magan: Just Like Fate by Suzanne Young and Cat Patrick

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick (website | twitter) + Suzanne Young (website | twitter) Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 304 Target Audience:  Young Adult Keywords: different life scenarios, death of a grandparent, divorced parents Format Read: ARC received at TLA from the publisher. (Thank you!) Other Books I’ve Reviewed by These Authors: […]

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August 28, 2013 - 11:22 am

Alexa Y. - For some reason, I wasn’t particularly keen on this book when I first heard of it. HOWEVER. After reading your review, I think I might actually have to read it! I love how this book tries to show what would happen if Caroline lived out BOTH scenarios. It would be interesting to see what would change and what would stay the same! I’ve had plenty of situations where I think of what-ifs in my own life, so this book really intrigues me for that aspect alone.

August 26, 2013 - 11:48 am

Rachelia (Bookish Comforts) - This sounds like such an interesting book! I think there are definitely decisions in life that we think about how our lives would be different if we took a different path. Adding this to my TBR list now, great review!

August 15, 2013 - 4:04 pm

katy - I’ve been wondering about this one! It sounds really interesting and I like Patrick and Young separately, too. It kind of sounds sad, but I think I might like the “what if” and I can relate a bit to being a runner. Chris sounds nice, too! I might put this one on my TBR!

August 15, 2013 - 9:01 am

Rachel @ hello, chelly. - “Despite how we react to a situation, do we arrive at different conclusions?” –> This message is probably what resonated with me the most as I read. But I felt like the book was trying to say that it’s the different journey that shapes you (regardless of what the outcome is). And I really really liked that. Actually I liked a lot about what the book had to say about life and choices. Plus I kind of adored Chris <3 haha. Anyway, great review! I def plan to buy this one.

August 14, 2013 - 11:19 am

Andrea @Cozy Up With A Good Read - Wow, I didn’t realize that this was what the book was about. It sounds amazing and I love how these two authors come together to explore two different paths and how strongly it could affect Caroline’s life. This sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it!

August 14, 2013 - 11:02 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - What a fantastic explanation and review of this book! I wasn’t totally ‘wowed’ by it, but I really, really enjoyed it and I also really loved how the ending was done.
I LIKED that Caroline had some serious flaws. It didn’t make me hate her — it actually kind of made me like her more because you could see her changes and I really felt like I grew to like her even more by the time the book ended.
I also love that this was split time lines without really making it sci-fi/paranormal.
Awesome review! 🙂 So beautifully said!

August 14, 2013 - 9:01 am

Bookworm1858 - I love the way you captured the plot of this book-I think I kind of just rambled in my post but yours is so orderly and I feel like it gives a great impression of the book. Though this book wasn’t a favorite, I enjoyed the way it explored this question you asked: “Could she become a stronger woman if she had to confront life instead of always fleeing?”

Magan’s May 12, 2013 Shelve It

Surprise, surprise! I’m back with a vlog for this week’s Shelve It! It’s been a while, huh? I know — I’m sorry about that. There seems to rarely be quiet time to do a vlog with our baby girl happily crawling around everywhere. (But seriously — what a joy it is to have her!) I […]

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May 13, 2013 - 5:13 pm

Alexa Y. - Magan, you look beautiful, as always! And it’s nice to see your face in a video again. I am glad you’re enjoying the time spent with your baby girl and D!

TLA sounds like it was lots of fun, and most of the books you got are ones that I’m very curious about. Hope you enjoy them!

May 13, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Ashley - I need to remind myself to be like this when I’m at ALA. Grab what I want and have time for, but don’t be greedy.

May 12, 2013 - 9:39 am

Bookworm1858 - Yay-I got Fangirl too and I cannot wait to dive in and start reading it!

May 12, 2013 - 9:35 am

Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf - Great books! I have heard nothing but wonderful things about The Program…I’ve added it to my wishlist! Hope you love it! have a great week!

My Added to the Bookshelf post!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

May 12, 2013 - 6:46 am

Mel@thedailyprophecy - The Program sounds awesome! 🙂 And the cover from Fangirl is cute. Happy reading!

Mel@thedailyprophecy.

April 2013 Young Adult Book Releases

Happy Saturday, friends! I hope you have safe travels if you’re on the road to visit family this weekend. If you’re at home snuggled up with a book, I’m living vicariously through you. Dustyn and I are doing lots of traveling. Don’t you worry, though, I’ll be reading a book in the car. There are […]

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March 31, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Janita @ Book, Interrupted - Can’t wait to read The Elite! I fell in the love with the first one and I’m excited to see where the author is going to take the story. Plus the covers are gorgeous!

March 30, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - Well, crap. I feel like How I Lost You is going to make me sob buckets. But I really, really want to read it!

Also, yayyyy for summery covers!

March 30, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Annie - Ohmigod, so many good books! I absolutely cannot wait for April. You can count on the fact that I will be the first person in the bookstore on each and every day. So excited!!! Especially for This Is What Happy Looks Like and The Symptoms of Insanity! 🙂

March 30, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Rachel - Well, my TBR list just got WAY longer. I didn’t know there were so many contemps coming out this month! The covers for How I Lost You and How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True are so pretty! I’m excited to finally be able to read The Boyfriend App. I feel like I’ve been waiting for forever for that one.

March 30, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - April is such a great book month! I’m looking forward to so many of these books, although I’m sure my purse isn’t, haha!

March 30, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Leoni - Lots of exciting books! The Program sounds interesting, I’m looking forward to reading reviews for it and yes April 23rd is looking very summery! 🙂

March 30, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Nancy @ Tumbling Books - I want all of these, but especially The Elite, The Program, and Taken. April needs to get here quicker!

Sweet Summertime Reads: June 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

Oh, wow! Another month down. I’m especially excited for June because I’m going to be traveling and reading and going to ALA at the end of the month! Here’s to hoping this is the month I can catch up on my reading goal. As promised, here’s a list of our most anticipated June 2012 Young Adult book releases. […]

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June 16, 2012 - 8:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Round Up - […] GReads – Intro to Sweet Summertime Reads 5/26: RBR – June Book Releases 5/26: GReads – Summer Reading Spots > Fiction Folio – Favorite Places to Read > […]

May 28, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I just want My Life Next Door to be in my hands already. I can’t wait much longer for it to come out. IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

May 27, 2012 - 9:00 pm

VeganYANerds - I loved this post, it made me want to run out and buy a lot of books! I feel like everything month I say “This is going to be such a good month for YA” and June is no exception!

May 26, 2012 - 9:41 am

margie c {the bumble girl} - Can’t wait for summertime relaxation and good books!
Divine Intervention is definitely on my list, such a sweet cover it has too! And I really need to read A Need So Beautiful this summer too! Then I can get book 2 😉
Great list, thanks for sharing it! Enjoy!

May 26, 2012 - 8:16 am

ComaCalm - I requested Temptation from NetGalley – it’s not something I’d normally read but I loved the idea of it and really wanted to try it. I was pretty disappointed. Within the first couple of pages she was gasping whenever he looked at her etc. I was like, what? What? So yeah, I didn’t finish it!

ComaCalm’s Corner =^.^=

May 26, 2012 - 7:52 am

elena - YAY SUMMER! I’m so excited for A Midnight’s Summer Nightmare!! Also gosh, I really need to read Timepiece.