Delirium by Lauren Oliver
reviewed by Oumou
In this distopic world, love is a disease. The deliria consumes you and once it grasps hold of you completely, there is no escaping it, that is, until the scientists find a cure. At age 18, all citizens are required to be cured of love and delirium. Lena Holoway is looking forward to the day of her cure, when she could be pure, protected, and happy. But something unpredictable and life changing and possibly life threatening happens to her. She falls in love.
I have always been fond of speculative fiction and dystopias and utopias. The first time I read this book it was captivating. I loved the thrill and rebellious aspects of the main characters. I also loved the journey that the main characters went on and the story of a girl who needs to face the reality of her world and fight for those she loves. For those who like reading adventure and romance, this series is a great choice. I recommend Delirium to an audience of 13-17 year olds but it is still a wonderful read for those older. I enjoyed Delirium and have also enjoyed the continuations of the book, Pandemonium and Requiem and highly recommend those books too.
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