Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Hardcover: 441 pages
Series: Delirium #1
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 governments 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.
I found interest in Delirium after I read Matched by Ally Condie. I read the sypnopsis and noticed how the two books were kind of similar and since I enjoyed reading Matched I said, "Why not read kind of the same book?". I was wrong about how I thought the book would be. Living in a world where the government doesn't just control your life, they control how you feel. This isn't just another love story, this is a tragic love story. How Lauren Oliver writes about the emotions in this book in incredible! I didn't feel overwhelmed with the whole "teen love" and actually loved how she touched the love between mother and daughter, aunt and uncle, and best friends.
Lena Holloway has been counting the days until she is "cured" and is more than just excited. All she wants is to get rid of the pain she's feeling and be normal ...until she meets Alex. I know what your thinking another "guy saves girl" story. Alex isn't just another guy, he's a guy that wakes Lena from the horrible nightmare she's in. Her whole life she thinks that her life and the world is set into stone for you. She thinks there's only one way to live, but she's wrong. There are people out there who don't believe in the system. There are others out there who live there life without fear, without having to be "cured".
This book was great book! "Delirium is a book that will have you looking at the world around you in a new way, things will no longer be black and white, but a widening range of grays in between." - Page Turners