This was a hard book to read. It's not bad, don't misinterpret me. I work with mental health patients every day and the program in this book is an infuriating and heartbreaking way to deal with mental illnesses.
But that's sort of the point.
Sloan is one of the strongest characters I've read in awhile. The world around her is going to hell and she's keeping her head down to survive, but also trying to help those around her.
I wish there was a bit more information about how the epidemic got started. I'm also curious as to how the series will play out. The Program works well as a stand-alone novel.