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 asRomeo & 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.
Supports the Common Core State Standards,
- Print Length: 401 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (August 2, 2011)
I bought Delirium months ago on my Kindle and am just now getting to it. I said I was done with Dystopia for awhile, but Hulu is putting the unaired tv pilot up for a couple of weeks and I wanted to watch it, so…I’m following true to my usual style and reading the book first.
I find it interesting to air the pilot. If people like it then won’t that make the network that turned it down feel like they wasted their chance? I don’t know when the pilot was made, but it isn’t like they can immediately pick it back up with the same cast, I’m sure.
Regardless, I’m not far in, but we’ll see where this goes. Hopefully it surprises me because I’m really tired of dystopia right now.