The Remedy

The Remedy

The Program Series, Book 3

eBook - 2015
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Can one girl take on so many identities without losing her own? Find out in this riveting companion to The Program and the New York Times bestselling The Treatment . In a world before The Program... Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can "become" anyone. Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She's not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can't get attached. Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she's portrayed. When she's given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl's boyfriend. But that's only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina's death. And the epidemic it could start.
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9781481437677
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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ChadTSmith
Jul 23, 2020

The Remedy is an interesting read about a program designed to provide closure to victims of grief due to death. This program in particular involves someone pretending to be the dead person for a given set of time as to provide closure to the family and its members. However what I like most about the book is how down to earth it and its characters are. It let me sympathize with the main character during some interactions. Another thing I personally liked was the mention of an ethical dilemma where some members of society do not think becoming a dead person is just as one cannot speak for the dead. This also lets the reader question the main characters actions and leaves you with something to think about. On the contrary, my only gripe with the novel is that it can sometimes get wordy when you just want to move on to the next key event in the plot. Despite that, this is a book I would definitely recommend!

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poseur247
Jul 01, 2016

Interesting Idea. A little Fight Club / 6th Sense like. Quick, good read.

kma92 Apr 29, 2016

really good ending. suprising!

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tocch101
May 10, 2015

A bit convoluted, but a good read that introduces the whole world of the program.

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ChadTSmith
Jul 23, 2020

ChadTSmith thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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BlackCat_13
Aug 19, 2015

"I'm a Band-Aid, not a permanent solution."

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