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Delirium by Lauren Oliver
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Apr 22, 2012

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bookshelves: library, young-adult, 2012-reads

Wow. My heart is still racing as I sit here. I just finished the book, set it down and picked up some paper. I have to write about this now and type it up later. This was an emotional roller coaster and intense in the end. I somehow accidently skimmed someones review so I knew the ending was going to be that way, but I did not expect THAT.

Now that I reflect on this book and the fact that I read Lauren Oliver's first novel Before I Fall, I see a pattern starting with not necessarily giving the reader a happy ending or at least an ending that is as one would expect. Course I just saw that this is a series and while I think the book it great as a stand alone, I can see why she ended it the way she had. This leaves things open so there can be more.

I understand the ending had to happen the way it did, but man to think of all that Lena went through to get to where she was and NOW what she has to live with. Just that last image of Alex. It was heart wrenching. Is it better to have love and lost or to never have loved at all??? I don't know and in this case I can see a few arguments.

I think a happy mind numbing story after this one. If there are more to this series as I see that there are now some listed, I think I'm going to stop here. I really liked this one and I don't really want to see any more. This is as far as I need to go. The society is just creepy. To think that they pretty much lobotomize people to make them "happy" and they have COMPLETE CONTROL over everything. Pretty scary.
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Reading Progress

April 22, 2012 – Shelved
April 22, 2012 – Shelved as: library
April 22, 2012 – Shelved as: young-adult
April 30, 2012 – Started Reading
May 1, 2012 –
page 39
8.84% "hmm"
May 2, 2012 –
page 78
May 3, 2012 –
page 136
May 4, 2012 –
page 198
May 6, 2012 –
page 234
53.06% "this is a bit intense at times. wow."
May 7, 2012 –
page 302
May 8, 2012 –
page 385
May 9, 2012 –
page 448
May 9, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012-reads
May 9, 2012 – Finished Reading

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