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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium (edition 2012)

by Lauren Oliver

Series: Delirium (1)

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Authors:Lauren Oliver
Info:HarperCollins (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 480 pages
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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

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So, I'm giving this 3.5 stars because I really hated the ending. The dystopian world I thought was good but, seriously, we went through entire book for that. NOW I just found out there are sequels so maybe I won't be so annoyed. Ms. Oliver's writing is fast moving at times and tedious at times. I, honestly, can't picture any of the characters BUT the scenes move quickly so I will more than likely check out book . ( )
  sunnydrk | Apr 20, 2017 |
I just finished this book (or actually, just finished crying over the ending of this book). I can't find the words to adequately describe how beautiful it is. It's one of the best books I've read in quite some time. A warning, however: if this story doesn't bring you to tears at some point, you've probably already undergone the procedure and are no longer capable of love. ( )
  brideofsevenless | Apr 18, 2017 |
Pretty good story

Enjoyed it ( )
  laura.w.douglas | Mar 9, 2017 |
This was a "mainstream" book that I came across and decided to read during my summer break. This book had many points where it took some time to get through and other parts that seemed like a breeze to get through. The last part of the book through me for a loop. I found myself making guesses about what was to happen, but was not able to have them answered in this book. It's a good strategy to get the reader hooked and interested in reading the next book.

I found myself starting to compare this book to the Hunger Games. Similarities including the electric fence, which wasn't really turned on until it was actually being used to keep people in, and the fact that Alex gets left behind while Lena escapes. Overall, the story line was interesting, but the ending left me curious for the rest of the series and what happens with Alex, Lena, Lena's mother, Hana, and Gracie in the rest of the trilogy. ( )
  bhiggi12 | Mar 3, 2017 |
Well written, fast paced and characters that hooked me from the start. I particularly liked the growth arc for Lena, her flaws and her bravery. It'll be interesting to see where she goes next!

Will definitely read on in the series. ( )
  KimFalconer | Jan 29, 2017 |
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The most dangerous sicknesses are those that make us believe we are well.

--Proverb 42, The Book of Shhh
For all the people who have infected me with

amor deliria nervosa in the past--

you know who you are.

For the people who will infect me in the future--

I can't wait to see who you'll be.

And in both cases:

Thank you.
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It has been sixty-four years since the president and the Consortium identified love as a disease, and forty-three since the scientists perfected a cure.
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There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it.

Then, at last, they found the cure.

Now, everything is different. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway 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 then, with only ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable
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Love is bad for you.
A cure is necessary.
Will Lena survive?

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Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, she falls in love.

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