A compelling YA debut thriller that is an electrifying, propulsive, and spine-tingling read. You may believe the government protects you, but only one girl knows how they use you.
Lauren has always been naïve. She has a disorder that makes her believe everything that everyone tells her — to the point that she often puts herself in danger. When she has the opportunity to have an operation to correct her disorder, she and her family are thrilled. Now Lauren can live a normal life. But after the surgery Lauren grows more and more paranoid, convinced that she’s part of a government conspiracy that only she can uncover.
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. Some would call this book speculative fiction, but it could just as well be a shocking tell-all of genetic engineering and government secrets.