Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Summary: Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, she falls in love.


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  1. I wrote a very long, very detailed, rather sarcastic review of Delirium on my own blog about a week ago (gave it 3.5 stars overall without accounting for my own biases/prejudices). However, despite my mockery, Delirium is a great book. The first quarter is simply amazing– I would rave about how awesome it was to anyone who would listen. The world of Delirium is so cool, and so well-developed. I mean, reading Romeo and Juliet in freshmen HEALTH class? Come on, that’s clever.
    As the book progressed, it became more about Alex the Awesome Guy You Should Fall In Love With, which is where I started to get a bit cynical, but that’s just me. For those who enjoy that sort of knock-your-socks-off-star-crossed romance, Delirium does the job very well. The end, despite being somewhat predictable, was very intense. I hid the book under the desk, open on my knees, because I couldn’t wait until lunch to finish it.

  2. This book was a good solid read for sure. I can see why others would say no it’s not a Printz award winner. However I really did enjoy it and it lingered in my mind as I thought about the idea of how love is really a disease and with out it you are better.
    The world Oliver created is fantastic however I would never want to live in it.
    I also don’t think it’ll be a Printz winner is because it’s a sequel book. There’s 2 more books to this series that you can find on but they’re not published yet obviously!

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