I want to tell him that he’s being unfair, but I have yet to see a returner who isn’t at least a little traumatized from his or her experience in The Program. So he’s mostly right. An yet I still don’t apply that same logic to Wes. He’ll overcome this. He’s gotten over every other terrible thing that’s happened to him, all without help. Without interference. He’ll beat this, too.
In a world much like our own, but yet so different, there is an influx in teenage suicide, to counter this the Program is created. Suddenly you can’t trust anyone, show one tear or one sad emotion for long, and you will be reported by anyone, your parents, your brother, your loved ones. And then you get send to a facility where they will “”fix”” you. You will come out new, and won’t be sad any more.
But is it really that easy? Is it really that simple?