The Innocence Treatment

September 30, 2018     yaobsessed     Uncategorized

by Ari B. Goelman
Published by Roaring Brook Press Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Format: ARC, eBook

The Innocence TreatmentThe Innocence Treatment by Ari B. Goelman
Published by Roaring Brook Press on October 17, 2017
Pages: 304

You may believe the government protects you, but only one girl knows how they use you.

Lauren has a disorder that makes her believe everything her friends tell her--and she believes everyone is her friend. Her innocence puts her at constant risk, so when she gets the opportunity to have an operation to correct her condition, she seizes it. But after the surgery, Lauren is changed. Is she a paranoid lunatic with violent tendencies? Or a clear-eyed observer of the world who does what needs to be done?

Told in journal entries and therapy session transcripts, The Innocence Treatment is a collection of Lauren's papers, annotated by her sister long after the events of the novel. A compelling YA debut thriller that is part speculative fiction and part shocking tell-all of genetic engineering and government secrets, Lauren's story is ultimately an electrifying, propulsive, and spine-tingling read.


This book was so good! My top 3 reasons for loving it are as follows:

  1. It’s a total mind fudge! In today’s current social and political climate this novel could not come at a more timely point in our history.
  2. Lauren goes from being annoying at the beginning of the book to a total badass by the end!
  3. The book is well paced and a quick read. Once I settled down to read it took 3 days.

I highly suggest you pick this book up. It is not to be missed I promise you will not be sorry! My only regret is that this is a stand-alone title and not part of a series!

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