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Friday, July 27, 2012

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Pages: 441
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis: Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Review: I know I'm really late in reading this book but I finally read it and it was really good! Lena lives in a world where everyone is afraid of getting infected with love. In her world this is the worst thing that could happen and when they turn a certain age they go through a procedure that will stop them from getting it.

At first I didn't really like Lena because she didn't see that what was happening was wrong. She was always trying to do what the government told them was right. She was afraid of getting in trouble and looking at her past I can see why she was this way but I still didn't like it. At the end of the book I was happy to see that she had changed her views on things and actually did things that went against everything that she had been told.

Hana was such a good friend to Lena who tried to help her to the end even if she would also get in trouble for helping her. I actually enjoyed reading more about Hana at the beginning because she went against many things that they had been told. I feel like Alex made a huge impact on Lena. If she hadn't met him she would still be believing in all the horrible things that she had been raised to believe.

This was a slower book but I still enjoyed it a lot. There aren't a lot of action scenes but I feel like it fits with the story and what they are fighting for. I'm excited to learn more of what is outside and how Lena will be living now that things have changed for her. I know I will be reading the sequel soon!


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