Tuesday, November 12


Lauren Oliver
(Delirium #1)

My rating: ★★★

ISBN: 9780062112439
Publisher: Harper
Date of publication: August 2, 2011
Age: Grades 8 and up
Genre: Dystopian

Themes: Dystopian society, love, forbidden relationships

Lena is 95 days away from her procedure, the procedure that will cure her of anor deliria nervorsa, more commonly known as “love.” The disease can drive people to madness, hurt, breakdowns, and violence, so it must be eradicated. Lena is especially anxious to have it done since it didn’t work on her mother—even after three tries—and she committed suicide. However, she a meets a boy and is disturbed to find that she seems to enjoy the symptoms of the disease. Could the government be wrong about love? She soon discovers just how much the government is hiding.

Think Romeo & Juliet in a post-apocalyptic America and you’ll get the gist of this novel. It's pretty predictable. Still, it is an interesting concept for a story—I mean, how could you live without love? The government in this story is convinced it’s safer to be without. It’s fascinating to think about the repercussions of such a thought. The characters are enticing. So read if you like; I probably won't read the rest of the series, though.

Warning: Explicit Content

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