Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Innocence Treatment by Ari Goelman

The Innocence Treatment
Ari Goelman
Published October 17th 2017 by Roaring Brook Press
Genres:  Young Adult, Science Fiction


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?

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My Thoughts

Lauren believes everything someone tells her.  She can not tell if a person is lying or not.  Lauren has brain surgery to help fix her disorder.  After her surgery she gets to see the world as everyone else and its not as nice and lovely as she thought it was before her surgery.

The book is told in journal entries, and therapy session transcripts, which I really liked.  The book would also go back in forth in present time and past.  I found this format really engaging and kept me reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen with Lauren.  

There is a small love interest with Lauren and Sasha.  At first I liked it then I become really weary of him and didn't really trust him, but I think he genuinely liked Lauren.  I thought it was a nice touch to the story.  I really liked the bond between Lauren and her sister and they both did everything they would to protect each other.  As for Dr. Corbin who did the surgery, I am totally disguised with her.  I can't believe what she did, I mean how could you do that to somebody and she didn't even care.  

I really liked the ending it wrapped everything up really nicely.  I definitely recommend this book if you are into science fiction!  

I received a copy from Rockstar Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. 


About the Author:

I’m Ari Goelman.  I write fantasy novels.  Stories, too.

My latest novel, due out in October, 2017, is The Innocent Treatment.  Lauren Fielding is a sixteen-year-old high school student with a cognitive disability – she believes everything her friends tell her, and she believes that everyone is her friend.  A cutting edge medical treatment helps Lauren, but after the treatment her mental condition soon veers into paranoia.   Or does it? The Innocent Treatment comes out in October, 2017.

My first novel, The Path of Names came out a few years ago.  It’s a middle grade fantasy / murder mystery / ghost story.

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