The Program by Suzanne Young
Ugh, I made myself finish this one. I’m going to give it one star and hope it doesn’t make the Gateway list, I do not want to buy it. The Program made me uncomfortable and not in a thought provoking way, but an eye-rolling way. Everyone feels like a stereotype. Sloane is the whiny protagonist, Lacy is the slutty best friend. James is the”bad boy” boyfriend. Realm is the insider manipulator. Mom and Dad are just caricatures. I kept waiting for the government conspiracy theory, and wasn’t disappointed to find may be coming in the sequel, as they are escaping to the “rebels.” Sigh.