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3.46  ·  Rating details ·  338 ratings  ·  59 reviews
A perfect companion to Lauren Oliver’s bestselling Delirium trilogy, The Book of Shhh expands on excerpts included in the original series. Lauren Oliver delves deeper into the world created in the Delirium trilogy and provides fans with an in-depth look at the terrifying society that her characters live in. This free novella includes case studies, exercises, invocations, q ...more
ebook, 49 pages
Published May 17th 2016 by HarperCollins
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Chesca (thecrownedpages)
“It kills you both when you have it, and when you don’t.”

Revisit the world of Delirium through The Book of Shhh (Safety, Health, and Happiness), a companion to Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy.

This book is the basis of the law in the world of Delirium. It contains details about the cure and its procedure, and other important things related to the disease Amor Deliria Nervosa or ADN.

It is a must-have! If you’ve read Delirium or if you plan to read it, you should get a copy of this handboo
May 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nope, read-in-english
2.5 stars.

To be honest, I don't know what I was expecting from this book and for sure I didn't like it but I didn't hate it. It didn't gave me anything new about the Delirium world.
Now, if you liked the Delirium trilogy, this novella might be for you, but it just didn't work for me.
It's a matter of complete indifference to me.
Yhen Villas
Nov 19, 2015 marked it as to-read

Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
The pen and the sword are as mighty as what motivates them. If it is amor deliria nervosa, both are weapons of mighty danger.

I started reading this book 10 minutes after it was released. And I was not disappointed. Delirium is one of my favourite books and this was a wonderful short story that would have fit perfectly between the pages of the original trilogy. To be honest, I would have enjoyed this much more if it had been published around the same time as the Delirium trilogy. Despite that
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nice context to the Delirium series but a bit on the short side.
Shivvani Rao (Carrot)
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
A nice companion to the world of delirium. My favourite section is this:

{Here follows a small sampling of updated proverbs, insights, and lines of fine verse, prepared for approved use in our peaceful times.

Sanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and enjoying consistent results.
—Albert Einstein

The true sign of intelligence is knowledge, not imagination.
—Albert Einstein

Love is composed of a single disease inhabiting two bodies.

The deliria that does not kill us makes us weaker;
vivian :)
Jul 19, 2020 rated it liked it
ok i honestly think this should be read before the actual trilogy! it really introduces the world and gives a lot of background information. it’s only 50 pages but it reads like a handbook (which it kinda is) so it was a little boring. but if you are planning to read or have read the delirium trilogy, definitely check this out! it’s free too! :))
Apr 17, 2017 rated it liked it
while reading the introduction i expected way more, but it was still informing for knowing the world of 'delirium' a bit better ...more
Hari ~Brekker-Maresh~
May 25, 2016 marked it as to-read
OMG I'm dying.

If anyone asks, I blame Lauren Oliver 200%

Yes 200% cuz TWO new books in ONE YEAR???

Damn 2016 is gonna be excellent.
Lauren Oliver, what did I ever do to you but thank you, I love you and I would much rather die of anticipation for your two new books than.... Idk... A bullet to the brain.

I take it back, I'd rather die WHILE I read your books. Then I'd resurrect myself somehow and read the endings.

Also HELLLOOOOO people THIS. IS. BIG!! This is THE. BOOK. Omg I can't even bye.

I mean
Erin Lynn
Interesting but Dull

I was really excited when I heard that Lauren Oliver was writing a companion novella to her Delirium trilogy. I thought it would be fun to dive back into that world and see things through the eyes of the government.

It reads like it should, as a handbook. While it's interesting to see what is expected of people in the post-deliria world, it reads as a bit stuffy and dull. I know that if it were a real handbook meant to govern my life. I would make the same choice as Lena and
Jill booksandescape
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The Book of Shhh by Lauren Oliver is a companion novella to the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver. This novella is the handbook that citizens are given to read and live by, and help protect everyone from getting infected with the 'disease' amor deliria nervosa in the Delirium series. This novella is very interesting because it shows how the society thinks it's doing the right thing by preventing love, but they are clearly not doing the right thing. ...more
May 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books, easy-reads
3.5 stars
Aug 28, 2020 rated it did not like it
soo confused
Elizabeth Aguilar
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Content warning: homophobia, (mention) of suicide, (mention) homicide, (mention) of cheating, (mention) of alcoholism, (mention) of eating disorders

The Book of Shhh is a short companion piece, which explores the policies, expectations, and values within the Delirium universe. If you intend to read this short story, I recommend that you do so while reading Delirium or before starting Pandemonium.

I enjoyed the writing style because it reflected the language, layout, and feel of a handbook. Perhap
May 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Don't mind me, just making a list with my favorite quotes in here:

"Spotless hands, spotless hearts; disease roots only in darkness."

"We keep this book
in the hand of our heart;
may it grow heavy there."

The worst is over now."

"This is, in fact, a secondary definition of deliria: A disease so insidious one always dies from its dominance. It kills you both when you have it, and when you don't."

"As the old saying goes: Idle thoughts are deliria's playthings."

"Pain has value. Pain lends meaning t
H.B. Jasick
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was boring, but I think that was it’s exact purpose. it might actually be genius and clever, but it was still hard to read all the way through. Yes, I read this book from cover to cover. I’m not a quitter: It was definitely informational into the inner workings and mindset of the government that exists inside this series. It’s a reference that gives you a little bit of relatability towards the characters, and allows you to decide for yourself which side you’d choose.
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, dystopian, favorites

This was a crazy easy read. I actually felt like it was a real booklet and I kept think it my God. Is this serious!? This definitely makes me want to read the actual series and I look forward to it
lettisha ♥
This was pretty much just okay. It is essentially just reading all the rules and laws of the dystopian society that the Delirium Trilogy is set in. It was a little dull for me, but if you're a big Delirium fan this might be of interest to you; plus, you can't beat the price (FREE!) ...more
Sacha Black
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
As a mega fan of Lauren Oliver, I loved reading this manual and getting a little more insight into her world building. Nice and short, its an awesome look at the dystopian aapects of their world.
Nov 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Entertaining! I liked reading more of the absurd rules of this dystopia.
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always...amazing

Series WS amazing a d this too is nothing g short of awesome. Recommended to all I come close to.
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Amusing little handbook from a series that I read years ago, really takes me back to that world and reminds me that the series didn't end properly. ...more
Dave T
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read.

Not exactly a riveting book but it gives an interesting insight into the author's imagination. Now I'm on to the trilogy for the second time.
Rebecca Williams
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read in one sitting addictive and shocking !!!!
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: delirium
It was frustrating but that's exactly what it was supposed to be. Nice companion to the trilogy. Doesn't offer any information we don't already know though. ...more
Sarah Elizabeth
Pretty dull really.
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
She went into detail about stuff, quite cruel
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
a good companion to the trilogy
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-ebook
This didn't give much to the series but it was neat. It reminded me as a brochure someone wold hand you to get you to join whatever. lol ...more
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Lauren Oliver is the cofounder of media and content development company Glasstown Entertainment, where she serves as the president of production. She is also 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 ...more

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