Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Publication.Date April 30th 2013 (Hardcover edition) Pages: 408 Published By: Simon Pulse Website Suzanne Young The Program on Goodreads My review copy: Review copy purchased by me.
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I don't know what I believe anymore, and really, I try not to think about it. But the psychologists say that suicide is a behavioral contagion. It's the old adage "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you, too?" Apparently the answer is yes.
The teacher stares at me. Everyone is waiting to see my reaction, if I'll be ext. If they'll come rushing in here at any second. But I do nothing. Inside I'm dying, ripping apart and bleeding. I'm so far gone I'm not sure I can get back, but I ope my notebook and poise my pencil over it, as if I'm ready to write.
I lie against my pillow, letting the sorrow seep in for a second. My parents betrayed me. I hate them, even though I know I shouldn't. They thought they were saving me, but instead they've condemned me to a half-lived life. I'm loosing everything.
"Maybe I want to waste away.""Don't say things like that in here," he whispers fiercely. "You'll get flagged again."I nod, feeling bad for upsetting him, and I take his hand under the table. "I'm just feeling sorry for myself," I say quietly. "My memories...I don't have many left."