Image of The Adjustment (Program)


Image of The Adjustment (Program)

Tatum’s terrifying story is the most devastating Program novel yet, as Young keeps readers, as well as her fiercely determined protagonist, in the dark until the very end, dropping a harrowing revelation and a cliffhanger that guarantees a greater nightmare to come. Identity and control continue to be central themes of this series, but the emotional intensity of the adolescent characters is what will keep readers turning the pages. This can be read as a stand-alone, but will have greater resonance with readers familiar with the series.

While The Program no longer exists, the aftereffects are heartbreaking, as returners break down, shells of their former teenage selves, with no way to recover their memories — or is there? Nothing has prepared Tatum Masteron for her boyfriend Wes’ return, and when she hears about the Adjustment, her hopes rise higher than her fears. As a memory donor, she has an integral role in his recovery, but is the prospect of restoring their relationship worth risking his life? (SIMON PULSE, Apr., 416 pp., $17.99, HC, 12 & Up)

Reviewed by: 
Kerry Sutherland