May 30, 2011

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium (Delirium, #1)Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Published February 1, 2011 by HarperTeen

Hardcover: 441 pages

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn't understand that once love --the deliria-- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping it's hold. Things are different now. Scientist are able to eradicate love and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she'll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver was really, really good.

The setting, the characters, the whole aspect of it was fabulous. Lauren Oliver did a very good job at creating this dystopian world that just totally defies our way of thinking. The government was powerful and scary, the lies were amazingly shocking, Lena's love was incomprehensibly beautiful, and the future U.S. was disturbing. So, overall, it was an amazing dystopian book. You'll notice that in this review I'll use a ton of adjectives that basically all mean reallysuperawesome because that's what the book was: REALLYSUPERAWESOME!

I loveloveloveloveloveLOVE the ending (even though it made me cry) and I hope there's a sequel but, if not, it was a good ending. Alex and Lena are so great. The confused people are so great. Those that were brave enough to break the law are so great. The savage police force is so great. The horrible and cruel ways of punishment are so great. The mind-washed U.S. citizens are so great. This entire book is so great.

Read it. Also: marvel at how short this review was. And also: Yes, the last time I posted was forever ago, because I was on an eternally long vacation. I'll never ever ever post so few reviews again in the foreseeable future.

Five Stars

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