They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever.
And I've always believed them.
Now everything has changed.
Now, I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Young Adult
Publication Date: February 07, 2012
Lena is a 17 year old girl whose family is nothing less than controversial, her mother commits suicide when Lena is six and her cousin’s husband is identified as a sympathizer. She is cared for by her Aunt Carol and lives a normal life but is weighed down by the pain of abandonment and the stain of her family's past. This story is set in a dystopian world where love is no longer a wonderful thing, but a disease that needs to be eradicated and citizens look forward to the surgery that will cure them of the love disease: Amor Deliria Nervosa. Lena, of all people, can't wait for the surgery and all it promises: happiness, peace, cure from the love disease, and above all else, the chance for Lena to leave the pain of the past behind her and the chance to start anew.
She 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, when she does what everyone least expects, falls in love with Alex, a gorgeous boy with amber eyes who shows her what love really is, and makes her question the decision to be "cured" or to pursue love and go against all she has ever believed in. What will Lena do?
You will not regret picking up this book! It is by far the best book I've read all year. I couldn't put it down and I am so glad I have book 2 on my shelf because there is no way I could wait to see what happens next. The story will keep you enthralled and the characters will tug at your heart while their love story will keep you captivated. The ending is a cliffhanger and a great one at that, but it will definitely will leave you emotional! I was on the edge of my seat and I recommend this book 1000%, yes 1000! 5 stars (since I can't give more than that) for Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
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