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 its hold. Things are different now. Scientists 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.
Ok I don’t think I can express how much I love Lauren Oliver’s writing but here it goes! I abs superduppery LOVE IT! Delirium is the story of a girl named Lena who lives in this world where love is considered a disease but at the age of 18 she will be cured by this so called treatment. She is eager for her surgery and it’s all she can think about the entire time until she does the unthinkable, she actually falls for a boy whom she met while doing her test to be matched. This book is actually very calculating, it seems like this society is trying to void all human emotion because you know what become of human emotion. I mean, think about this for a minute. Would you rather give up all human emotion and live a perfectly safe life or would you continue to have emotion but be in constant danger having to worry about your every step? I love how Oliver gives us those moment with the characters mother and how something as ridiculous (to us anyway) as having love become this deadly disease, can trigger to so much thinking. I mean what would you do if you’re entire life you were knew you were going to have this big surgery that you knew would somehow cure you, but then you fall in love and think you have the disease and you were going to die this horrible horrible death? Oliver kept me completely enthralled the entire book. This book reminds me of the hunger games, how it’s not a love story. It’s a revolution, to take a stand against something that had once made you ignorant but not anymore. I honestly can’t wait for the next one! Oliver was so cruel as to how she ended this one, so I need book two now! I give this book 3.5 out of 5 paws!
What would you do if love really was a disease? Lemme know in the comment section below!
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