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Content Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061726826
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061726828
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 Holway 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.


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Other Notables:

-Lenah sneaks out
-Teens drink alcohol


Was it any good?

I really enjoyed this book!  I thought it was very captivating and intelligent!  It reminded me a lot of other dystopian books (Uglies, The Hunger Games) but it had it's own spin on the world and the writing was fantastic.  Blog Review


Rating:

8 out of 10