Sunday, June 2, 2013
Review by Edan
Title: Delirium (Delirium #1)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Love is a disease, or so Lena has been told all her life. Her evaluations are coming up, when she will be paired, and finally married. Married, of course, after she has been cured of the deadly disease of love. They tell her the cure will make her happy, that she has nothing to be afraid of, and she doesn't doubt them. She is afraid to do anything wrong and follows along everyone else. She finally begins to open her eyes when her friend Hana shows her the world of invalid music, parties and opinions. Where love is not scared of, where uncured girls and boys come together. Then there is Alex. Another boy with a mysterious past and who Lena looses her heart for. He shows her the lies that surround her life, the lies that had been fed to her since her mother committed "suicide". In the end, it is up to Lena has to decide who to trust, where to go, and what to believe.
I really like Delirium. In the beginning, I assumed it would be another Sci Fi book about a girl who falls in love, but has to marry someone else. She runs away and starts a rebellion or something like that. Delirium is different and a thrilling novel. In the beginning I was really frustrated at Lena because of how stubborn she was. She couldn't believe Hana was doing the illegal and was just scared. I hated how blind she was being and how she just wanted to go along with everything. Finally, things become more clear and you understand more about Lena. This book is not just about love and choice, but about freedom and truth. They lead more choosing lives than people in other Sci Fi books, but their minds have been corrupted into just believing what is told to them. They don't doubt the system. The end of the book leaves you with more questions, some answers and a longing to find out what happens next.