“You have to help me. We’re not being reformed. We’re being brainwashed.”
All sixteen year old Drew Finch wants is to be left alone. She’s not interested in spending time with her mum and stepdad and when her disruptive fifteen year old brother Mason is expelled from school for the third time and sent to a residential reform academy she’s almost relieved.
Everything changes when she’s followed home from school by the mysterious Dr Cobey, who claims to have a message from Mason. There is something sinister about the ‘treatment’ he is undergoing. The school is changing people.
Determined to help her brother, Drew must infiltrate the Academy and unearth its deepest, darkest secrets.
Before it’s too late.
I’m a big fan of this author’s novels so even though The Treatment is classed as a YA novel, I knew I had to read it.
I couldn’t help but think of a certain film whilst reading the novel or more so of the follow on from it but won’t mention it as it might give more away that I should do.
Drew is a great protagonist. As much as we love our siblings, they can usually be a pain in the back side but there’s always that underlying loyalty that if they were ever to be in any type of trouble, we would be straight there for them and Drew is no different.
The school where Mason is residing, Drew finds herself being sent there also. The majority of the staff are stuck up and horrible and alarm bells just started ringing straight away. It’s certainly somewhere that you would hope you never find yourselves.
The Treatment is a fast paced read that I flew through in no time. Don’t let the fact that it is a YA novel put you off if you are slightly older than a young adult like myself. Without a doubt it is a read that can be enjoyed from young adults and upwards. As long as you love a thrilling read that will have you hooked from beginning to end, then you are going to love this.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
The Treatment is available to purchase from Amazon.