I have really mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, I really enjoyed it, but on the other hand I didn't buy into it as much as I'd hoped. I think it's because I had heard a lot of hype around it and expected a lot from it.
I know dystopian books can pretty much build whatever world they want, but I like to believe it's something that could potentially happen in the future. I didn't find The Program believable at all, especially the attitude of the adults and how quickly people seemed to get over those that had committed suicide. I know it's because they didn't want to be taken into The Program, by appearing to suffer from depression but to me it just made them come across cold and uncaring and not very likeable at all.
I still found The Program an addictive, decent read. Just don't go into reading it, expecting a sensitive take on suicide.