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Lauren Oliver

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Lauren Oliver is the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica and Lauren’s bestselling first novel, Before I Fall, were acquired by AwesomenessTV; a major motion picture adaptation of Before I Fall was announced by Open Road Films in 2016.

Lauren is also the author of novels for middle grade readers: The Spindlers; Liesl & Po, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee; and the Curiosity House series, co-written with H. C. Chester. She has also written one novel for adults, Rooms.

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Delirium (Delirium, #1)

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Before I Fall

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Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)

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Survival is Insufficient.” These words, taken from an old Star Trek episode, and tattooed on the arm of one of Station Eleven’s many point-of-view characters, also represent the book’s central thesis.


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Dumplin’ is the story of Willowdean Dickson, a fat girl from a small town that hosts the oldest beauty pageant in Texas. After the sudden death of her beloved aunt, Will decides to honor her memory by signing up for the pageant. She wants to try some ...more
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“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

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Christine Hatfield Lauren I was wondering if you can send me your book called panic in the mail for me please


Erin Lynn Love. Love. Love. Panic , but I am impatiently waiting for Rooms ! I hope you do a giveaway or something for it so I can post an early review.

Anyways, keep up the amazing work, and if you're ever at a signing in Pittsburgh, I'll be sure to find you.


message 124: by dai

dai Hi Lauren! I am a great fan of you. Thank you for the books, Before I Fall and Delirium. I love you and your books so much. Thank you for accepting my friend request too, you truly care about your fans. I love you, and please keep writing, they're my world :)


message 123: by Helena

Helena do a book signing in dublin please


Abigail (Read. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.) Hi Lauren
Thanks for accepting my friend request. Before I Fall is wonderful and I'm currently reading Delirium. So far, the book is good :)


message 121: by Alison

Alison Web Your first book is pretty amazing, I've read it so many times. :)


Erin Lynn I can't wait until Panic comes out. Aghghg. It seems like it is going to be amazing. I hope you do a giveaway for it. I'd love a chance to get my hands on it early.


message 119: by Maria

Maria Herondale Can't believe you accepted my friend request.
I loved the delirium trilogy even though the ending was a little bittersweet.


message 118: by Robin (last edited Jul 23, 2013 04:02PM)

Robin Clark It's great to be friends, Lauren. Thank you for your kindness.

Keep living the good life! If you want to review any of my books, please let me know :)

Peace and happiness be with you,
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message 117: by Kasia

Kasia I love "Before I Fall" ♥
Thank you for that book.


Unholy Unicorn Thank you for accepting my friend invite. :)

Keep writing! ♥


message 115: by Sara

Sara I was really excited when I saw that you accepted my friend request. I can't wait for Requiem to come out in Germany! Keep writing and doing your thing ♥


message 114: by GG

GG Robinson Thank you for accepting my friend request!!! It was the coolest thing ever!!


message 113: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Lauren...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 112: by Jessica (last edited Apr 22, 2013 10:14AM)

Jessica Gomez I loved Requiem! I have to say, usually there is something, some small thing in all books that I would change, I wouldnt touch a thing in this one. It was FANTASTIC! I know some feel that there is no closure for a few characters. But I think that is EXACTLY how it should have been. You could slowly see it all throughout the book. Each character heading toward their ultamate ending. I could almost feel where everyone should be and with whom by the end of the pages. Not that I wish things couldnt have been different for some(two in particular), but it seemed that is just the way things NEEDED to end.

So CONGRATS! Keep it up. Cant wait to get my hands on something new of yours. Thank you for entertaining me! And helping me see a little more clearly how to LIVE FREE OR DIE.


message 111: by Aisha (last edited Apr 19, 2013 02:25AM)

Aisha Lariani Hello! Lauren Oliver..
please tell me you are making a 4th book? please?
come on i did not get a closure, i need more of Alex! it is needed!
for the health of your fans, please write another book!
love,
Aisha.
PS: can you write an epilogue or an extra.. the book really ended abruptly.. :)


message 110: by Catie

Catie Hello!!! I loved the first two books in the Delirium series!!!... the library has requiem on hold for me!! Cant wait to read it!


message 109: by L.B.

L.B. Silva TE AMO (:


Stephanie Just got my hands on Requiem at lunch. Can't wait for 5 o'clock (quitting time) to get here so I can start reading. YAY...


message 107: by J

J Thank you very much for accepting my request. It means a lot to me. And congratulations, by the way. You deserve it!Delirium Series is a blast! :D


message 106: by L.K.

L.K. I NEED to get requiem. my friends have read it and said its awesome so im sooooo excited. I need a time machine to go to this fall when the TV SHOW is supposed to come!


αηα {gι∂єση & яєнνєηgє} Thank you for accepting my friends request. I‘m a big fan of your Books. Currently I‘m reading Pandemonium and I already love Julian. Looking forward for the Tv-show I‘m beyond excited and All I can say is Daren as Alex is perfection .


message 104: by Jada

Jada Thank you for accepting my friend request!


Erin Lynn Just pre-ordered and sent my email, so I get an autograph!


message 102: by Alexa

Alexa Thank you for accepting my friend request, I love your books (Delirium series and Before I Fall) :)!


message 101: by Marisa

Marisa Purcell I just received an advanced reader's copy of Requiem! I feel like I won the lottery!! You ROCK!! I'm loving it already!!!


message 100: by Vicki

Vicki Hi Lauren, first let me say, I love you & your writing is amazing!!! I was so looking forward to the Movie, yet scared of how it would turn out....then on one hand the TV Series sounds like an amazing idea too, but as a HUGE fan of yours (a fully grown ADULT fan at that) I honestly don't know what to feel. So, I'm on the fence. I think I'm scared that they will ruin your amazing work in the "transformation" process. IDK I guess I'm nervous that one of my favorite Books is going to crash & burn b/c of the changes.....are you involved in the process? Do you get any say in what happens?!


Erin Lynn EEP! I am so excited that you accepted my friend request. I honestly would have never heard of you if it weren't for the giveaways on this site. I won Before I Fall, and then I ended up buying Delirium and Pandemonium as soon as I finished Before I Fall. Anyways, thanks for accepting. I can't wait for Requiem!


message 98: by Yousra

Yousra Hi! I just wanted to say thanks for accepting my friend request. It really means a lot to me, because you are an amazing inspirational author. Your books are so deep and awesome! I love writing and hope that I can write books that are as amazing as yours!


message 97: by Vanessa

Vanessa Hola Lauren!! Thanks for accepting my friend invite! Just wanted to say that i love your Delirium series and I am desperately waiting for the final book to release! i absolutely love and envy your writing!


message 96: by Lauren

Lauren I just heard about you writing something from Alex's POV! I swear I almost passed out with excitement xD


message 95: by Olivia

Olivia That moment on Goodreads Choice Awards knowing none of the cover books, I clicked on the "Goodreads Author category" and it only loaded on picture. So I moved the mouse over the space where the one next to it was supposed to be and voila! The URL link shown told me that that book was Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. Needless to say, I didn't wait for the others to load...I just clicked the "Vote" button immediately. Anything wrong? Nope. In case you were wondering, no there weren't any other books on there that I had loved...


message 94: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Lauren,
Thank you for acepting my friendship request here on GoodReads. I have recently read 'Delirium' and thought that it was increadible. I very much look forward to reading more of your work. Thank youx
Lucinda


message 93: by Renée

Renée Hey Lauren, thanks for accepting, I love love love Delirium and your writing is soooo good!
Thanskyou for writing an amazing series for me to read!
Love Renee xoxo


message 92: by En

En Hello :). Thank you for accepting my friend request. I looooooooooooooooooooooved Delirium and Pandemonium! Cannot wait for the next book. Greetings. :)


message 91: by Julia

Julia Hi! I really love your Delirium Series! Cant wait for thenext book :) ill have to check out your other books soon!

Okay, all through Pandemonium I was right by Lena when she was getting over Alex's death. (I was like arguing with myself whether or not alex was really dead, but Lena believing it kinda made up my mind for me i guess.) I was even kind of happy when she started to like Julian, you know, to help get over Alex. Right when I came to terms with Alex's death...BAM!... the ending.... I dont know whether Im Team Julian or Alex now.... maybe Ill know before the end of the next book. I have some serious thinking to do :)


message 90: by Aria91

Aria91 Hi Lauren, thank you so much for accepting my friend request ** I love Delirium trilogy!!!
A hug from Italy ;)


littleraqything I'm TEAM KENT and TEAM ALEX! :)

I love your books sooo much Lauren! Thank you very much for writing those incredible books. I can't wait to read the last book in your Delirium trilogy. ALEX is ALIVE!!! :P


Theresa ♫ I am so jealous of your writing!!! :D It's so beautiful! I LOVE Delirium so much. Keep making romantics around the world smile!

I'm like this when I read your writing.
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Oh, and you accepted my friend request a while back but...I FORGOT TO THANK YOU!!! T_T But now I'm so happy to say THANK YOU SO MUCH! I think I nearly caused an earthquake by jumping up and down in UTTER HAPPINESS.
Thank you so much!


Anonymous Thank you For accepting my friend request. I loved delirium really but I beg if you to please tell me Alex comes back. I'm still in shock it's quite devastating I honestly didn't think a book could do that for a person :(!!!! Please..please!!!!!


message 86: by Lauren

Lauren Holy crabs. Thank you so much for accepting my friend request, Lauren.

I just wanted to say that Delirium really moved me, and I really wanted to say how AMAZINGLY written it is. There are so many inspirational words in there, it's truly gorgeous.

(Oh hey, and I just entered the Requiem ARC giveaway contest..... *wink* Haha.)


Athena Herondale OMG I'M FRIENDS WITH LAUREN OLIVER!!!! is this real?
i love before i fall, delirium, and pandemonium!
i cant wait for requiem.
THIS IS AMAZING!

thank you sooooo much :)


message 84: by Eleanor

Eleanor Thank you for accepting my friend request. I love Delirium so much, and I can't wait for Requiem :D


message 83: by Jeydon

Jeydon Thank you sooo much for accepting my friend request!
I love your book Delirium it's amazing:)


message 82: by Melissa

Melissa I hope you will come to Philadelphia one day for a book signing. That would be awesome!! :)


message 81: by Sarah (last edited Mar 07, 2013 11:06AM)

Sarah Thank you for accepting my friend request and for writing such wonderful books!


Savannah Dunniway Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I love Delirium and Pandemonium. You are a fantastic author!


message 79: by Kirsten

Kirsten Thank you so much for adding me, it really means a lot. I loved Delirium and I can't wait to read Pandemonium!!! I love your writing style and once again thank you so much for accepting my friend request!!:)


message 78: by Richa

Richa Thanks so much for accepting my request! I love your writing, and I'm dying for Requiem to come out!


message 77: by Jeremy

Jeremy Stock Hi Lauren, Just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying the Delirium series, I'm halfway through Pandemonium at the moment. Delirium is my constant pick for best YA novel of 2011, and I've been telling everyone. (I'm discouraged by the amount of attention Divergent keeps getting, when I find your work in Delirium to be far superior, but I keep spreading the word)!

Here's wishing you the best in God's blessings. Psalm 103


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