Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Delirium (Lauren Oliver)

Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperTeen
Length: 441 pages
Rating: 4/5

In a futuristic United States, deliria is a disease. At age 18, everyone is given the cure and lives their life free from the fear of love. Lena counts down the days until she’ll be safe from love and can overcome the shame of her mother killing herself because of love. But love turns out to be more deadly than Lena ever imagined, both when you have it and when you don’t.

I expected a lot out of this book and it produced. Heart-wrenching in so many ways, this book will make you take another look at the value of your life and the people you love. My eyes refused to stay on the page and kept jumping ahead to see what would happen next.

Another YA dystopian journey of self-discovery, the narrative was somewhat predictable, but in all the right ways. Lena must learn who she is, not just who society says she is, and she does this through changing personal relationships with her best friend Hana, and the boy who changes everything when he enters her life, Alex.

I love that Lena is as ordinary as they come, but someone sees something special in her, and it changes everything. A great read if you’re looking for romance, dystopia, and maybe even a little self and societal reflection. It's sequel, Pandemonium, just came out and I can't fathom why I haven't read it yet...please excuse me while I go do that.

1 comment:

  1. I know the feeling. You want to read the book very careful, but you also can't wait to read the next line - just to find out what will happen.

    Have fun reading Pandemonium! Still need to read both of them, but it sounds like a fantastic book.