I’d started reading the book thrice since I really wanted to finish it in one sitting. I almost succeeded. Almost. Honestly, at first, I’m in doubt reading Delirium thinking that perhaps it wouldn’t live up my expectations on Oliver’s
Before I Fall
When I first heard the concept of LOVE or amor deliria nervosa as a disease sounded preposterous to me. But when the symptoms of amor deliria nervosa are explained it really does sound like a disease. And hey, it’s a dystopian!
As seen in many dystopias, it always has something to do with an oppressive government taking away the freedom of the society. In Delirium, the added horror of a society is that to believe that love is a disease and that they have found the cure. A cure which all citizens must submit to, on the day they turned eighteen. That is the world of Lena Haloway.
Again, Lauren Oliver does an amazing job at pin pointing the feelings of Love. The writing itself is both thrilling and hypnotizing. Once you get hooked to it you wouldn’t be able to stop. I’m not sure how Oliver’s readers stand waiting for the next book, Pandemonium. It had one of the most the most amazing, intense, heart-wrenching endings I’d encountered. I'll continue reading Hana: A Delirium Short Story
.“Love, the deadliest of all deadly things: it kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.”