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message 1: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Why, Kat, why?

message 2: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy I liked Before I Fall but I hadn't seen your review for this one. Will go check it out now.

message 3: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana I don't see you liking it. Just a friendly butt-in.

message 4: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Ah, just read your review. Yeah - I think you're right.

message 5: by Amelia (new)

Amelia It's okay. It's entertaining, but might annoy you a bit.

message 6: by Marina (new)

Marina I agree with Tatiana's review, but I actually didn't mind the implausibility of the plot, as much as I simply didn't care or engage much.

message 7: by Sophie (new)

Sophie I actually really enjoyed the writing style of this book far more than in Before I Fall, and I think it has some redeeming qualities, despite the mediocre world building and portrayal of real love.

message 8: by Jessica (new)

Jessica I was thinking about reading this one but was a little on the fence about it, is it any good?

message 9: by Zoe (new)

Zoe I too agree with Tatiana's review. The book fails to express just about all the themes.

message 10: by Pauline (new)

Pauline You might prefer Pandemonium! It is much better than Delirium.

message 11: by Camille (new)

Camille Pauline is right, Pandemonium is better. I love this review - I felt the same way about these issues. For some reason, I liked this ridiculous book, but I still don't know why...

message 12: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Oh this review saddens me! I must look away! I LOVED Delerium and Pandemonium. I have a big emotional attachment to this series!

message 13: by sanny (new)

sanny I am about a quarter through and have left this sort of abandoned for other reads...wondering if it's worth picking up still...

message 14: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie The 2nd half of the book is worth the read. Keep going

message 15: by Brandi (new)

Brandi Dalton I agree with Stephanie I enjoyed both the books. I haven't read before I fall yet. I thought that this book kind of shed light on the desensitizing of people but not in the usual fashion through imagery. I enjoyed the aspect of the masses following blindly so they won't get "sick".

message 16: by Salina (new)

Salina I really liked this book, but I also completely agree with your review. Especially about saying "love" part. Always bothered me.

message 17: by Pack-it-up (new)

Pack-it-up Wow Kat, I just want to say that you have completely captured my feelings and wants about many other books I've read that left me wanting as well. It's always a pleasure to read your reviews.

message 18: by Noelyn (new)

Noelyn Marie I agree with you entirely about Alex being underdeveloped as a character. Part of me hates to say that because I enjoyed this book so much. Looking back on the book, I definitely didn't become attached to him the way a reader should because he was a bit vacant, and, while I was definitely bummed by the ending, I was a big fan of Julian in the second book and am really torn on who I'm rooting for.

message 19: by Ashtin (new)

Ashtin I agree with noelwellin that Alex was pretty vacant but also am torn between Julian and Alex. For the rest of the day after I finished this book I was saying, " He is DEAD, HE CAN'T BE DEAD!!"

message 20: by Leanne (new)

Leanne Omg...lighten up. It's a friggin book.

message 21: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Not-so-spoiler-alert...

"They cut into her brain, Alex, and she was awake." <- ................????????
Okay, now let that sink it... Yeah not that shocking. I mean I understand not being sedated at all, okay, that sucks. But that's not what was said. A lot of brain surgeries are done with the patient awake. Not that shocking.

Overall it's a good book though, that line just killed me.

message 22: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie ^disregard that comment, I meant to be on the actual Delirium page. I need to get better with this phone haha.

message 23: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey Gravelle I think the whole "I love children" comment to her Aunt was a big editing mishap - somebody wasn't paying attention when they were reading it over!

message 24: by Reem (new)

Reem yeah

message 25: by Victoria (new)

Victoria P Completely agree with your review. I think this book is way overrated.

message 26: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey Mouhot Not to knock your opinion, but I think the 'inconsistent world buildup' as when Lena used the word love in conversation and to herself was purposeful. As though even she doesn't realize just how much like her mother she already is.

message 27: by Jesikah (new)

Jesikah Sundin For me, I think the issue was she removed "passion", not love from society. If you cure love, remove love, there is nothing to temper hate, unkindness, or any of those negative emotions/actions. Love tempers those, things. And you can love something, and not be passionate about it. So, to me, it wasn't a world without love, it was a world without passion.

message 28: by Waneeka (new)

Waneeka Husain I am glad someone else was dissatisfied with the book. I am not the only one ! I just can't finish this book. I love Oliver! She is a huge inspiration to many young girls. But the author spends too much time describing unnecessary scenarios too much. Usually it takes me a day or two to complete a book but this is taking too long !

message 29: by krystal (new)

krystal i agree with you entirely on the "1. Incon­sis­tent world building." thing!!

message 30: by Ally (new)

Ally I totally agree with the fact this book has inconsistent world building, really bugged the crap outta me. But the thing that frustrated me the most was the fact that it is so mind numbingly boring. It just chases itself in circles constantly. And this is a real shame as the premise is interesting enough.

message 31: by Caralee (new)

Caralee The second book is better.

message 32: by Kat (new)

Kat From chapter one it felt inconsistent and unclear, so I put it down. I've actually grown intensely frustrated with YA in general. But then is my ow writing truly any better?

message 33: by Angel (new)

Angel I agree with the review. I was not invested when I began, just picking it up when I had time (slow, same aggravation with the issues pointed out here). Then I finished the book and felt, well that wasn't bad, and honestly, if I didn't have that nagging feeling that I HAVE to read the entire series just because it was there, and again, the first book wasn't bad, I would not have given the series a second thought. THE NEXT TWO BOOKS ARE SOOO MUCH BETTER. Going to read more of the authors stuff now. I recommend the series just because of the last book honestly.

message 34: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I haven't read it yet, but I checked it out of the library about two days ago, most thought it was terrible, but it really intrigued me. What should I expect?

message 35: by Vincent (new)

Vincent Small Jeremy wrote: "I agree i found the whole concept to be really corny and stupid not to mention very unrealistic"

DUDE. Fantasy books are completely unrealistic, but SOME people love them... I thought the entire delirium series was great!

message 36: by Amy (new)

Amy "What about the char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of a per­son who wasn’t loved? Who was a prod­uct of the sys­tem? I feel like this wasn’t exam­ined enough – wasn’t inspected enough. Like it was han­dled by some­one who just assumed that chil­dren would still reflect some mod­icum of nor­mal­ity after being raised in a world where they aren’t being lov­ingly raised by peo­ple prop­erly attached to them. And the assump­tion that you can have attach­ment with­out love – it’s mind bog­gling because I kind of feel like she was out of her depth on this one"
Years ago, my early childhood education professor showed us a video about monkeys (they looked like Marcel from Friends, can't remember what they're called) who were deprived of their mother's touch. Some were given puppets or robots (can't remember) that stood stationary with a bottle. The monkeys eventually died. The same professor also told us of a hospital that was short staffed and for some reason,a lot the babies in the nursery started dying. Later it was determined that babies need attention, love, touch, etc, to even survive.

message 37: by Treehugger (new)

Treehugger I loved the writing. She is a fantastic writer, but the book was sooooooo slow. It just dragged. I was bored. Lena just went on and on and over explained EVERYTHING. But the writing itself is good. It just need to be about 200 pages shorter.

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