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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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Wow. That is so not how I thought this book would end. And it's book #1 in a series ... I can't wait to see what's next. ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
The ending was kind of a letdown, but other than that, I really liked it. ( )
  mtlkch | Jun 21, 2016 |
Interesting idea. Way better in the second half, but it's the ole girl falls in love with boy after two minutes and only after seeing him with his top off and admiring his rippling muscles scenario. Boy has been worshipping from afar and he becomes her saviour. In the end, he even sacrifices himself to save her. Whoopee Doo! ( )
  mmacd3814 | May 30, 2016 |
Lana enjoys the comfort and security Portland offers it's citizens in this new "cured" age. Love is a four letter word and an infection no one wants to catch. Lana tries to believe I her society as long as she can and battles with herself about what is right and what is true. When she meets Alex this battle becomes even more difficult. Her procedure to be cured is getting closer and she has to figure out what she wants to do. ( )
  Kay_Downing | Apr 28, 2016 |
SF knjiga, o jednom svijetu u buducnosti,na Zemlji u kojoj je ljubav bolest koja se lijeci posebnim tretmanima. I svi zele biti izlijeceni, a ne invalidi ljubavi. U tome svijetu zivi jedna djevojka Lena koja u periodu dok ceka da se izlijeci od ljubavi , upozna Aleksa i upozna samu Ljubav.Srusi sve kanone i pobjegne preko Zida, misleci dok trci...Mozete izgraditi zidove sve do neba, ali ja cu pronaci nacin da ih preletim. Mnogo nas je takvih,vise nego sto mislite. Ljudi koji odbijaju prestati vjerovati. Ljudi koji se odbijaju spustiti na zemlju. Ljudi koji vole u svijetu bez zidova, ljudi koji vole uprkos mrznji i odbijanju, koji se nadaju uprkos tome sto nade bas i nema, i koji su u tome neustrasivi. Volim te. Zapamti. Ne mogu mi to oduzeti...
Knjiga me je malo mucila ispocetka,ali na kraju me odusevila, nadam se uskorom nastavku price.. ( )
  ceca78 | Apr 10, 2016 |
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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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