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Delirium by Lauren Oliver
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Apr 09, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: ya-titles, audio-books

I loved Oliver's first book, Before I Fall, but was hesitant to read this one for some reason. Maybe because the plot is based on a futuristic version of our world where love has been outlawed and citizens must submit to a procedure on their 18th birthday that will remove any trace of love from their systems. So love is the disease that has caused all of man's problems. It sounded a bit farfetched to me but I was pleasantly surprised how realistic Oliver makes everything. This story is about Lena, a girl whose mother committed suicide (the procedure didn't work for her) and who know is anxiously awaiting the day when she will be immune to love and all its entanglements. That is until she meets Alex. Oliver has a wonderful way with metaphor and description and she does a great job with painting a picture of this new society and how historically love became extinct so to speak. The lead character is a bit unlikable in the beginning (much like her lead character in Before I Fall) but by the end she is someone you are completely rooting for and empathizing with. The second book in the series just came out and I can't wait to read it!

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Adrianne Nice review!!

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