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DeliriumUser Review - Book Verdict
As in Ally Condie's Matched (see above), teens in Lena's world are paired by all-knowing authorities with their appropriate future spouses. Here the enemy is not free choice but love: "It has been sixty-four years since the president and the Consortium identified love as a disease, and forty-three since the scientists perfected a cure." On their 18th birthday, teenagers undergo a procedure to inoculate them from the dreaded amor deliria nervosa. Some two months before her birthday, Lena meets and falls for Alex. He and his fellow rag-tag exiles wage a quasi-terrorist campaign to bring about the end of government. Alex invites Lena to another life, as an Invalid in the Wilds, the wasteland beyond the fence that borders their community. Running to the other side would mean risking her life and cutting loose from everyone she still dares to love. In contrast to Matched, the cracks in Lena's imperfect world are explicit, and the book's harrowing conclusion does not require a sequel. â€” "35 Going on 13," Booksmack! 4/21/11
Review: Delirium (Delirium #1)User Review - Goodreads
Before I begin, let me start by warning anyone who has placed this book on their To-Read Shelf: Do not plan on accomplishing anything productive for approximately 24 hours after starting the book. You ...