Lauren Oliver's powerful New York Times bestselling novel Delirium—the first in a dystopian trilogy—presents a world as terrifying as George Orwell's 1984 and a romance as true as Romeo & Juliet.
In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn't about to make the same mistakes.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the Wilds who lives under the government's radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?
Delirium received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal, and was named a Best Book of the Year by USA Today, Kirkus, Amazon.com, YALSA, and the Chicago Public Library and was selected as one of NPR's Top 100 Best Ever Teen Novels.
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I fell in love with this book. I got sucked into Lena's world and when I was done the book I sad because I didn't want it to end. I'm kind of upset because of who they chose to play Lena in the tv show because I can only picture Sarah Drew as Lena.
huge let down
Read online that it was a good follow-up to the Hunger Games...false. Worst ending ever--to the point that it ruined the whole book for me and made me not want to read the second. I do NOT recommend it at all, as it was such a disappointment .