Delirium (Delirium Trilogy 1)

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Hodder & Stoughton, Feb 3, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
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'A dystopian Romeo and Juliet story that deserves to be as massive as Twilight' Stylist

They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I've always believed them. Until now.

There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it.

But now love has been declared a dangerous disease.

Everyone who turns eighteen must be immunised with a procedure called the Cure. Lena Haloway is looking forward to being able to live the safe, predictable life the government claims the cure will bring. But meeting Alex, an enigmatic boy from the Wilds, might just make her question everything she's been raised to believe.

'One of the most addictive books we've come across in ages . . . from one of the most exciting writers around' Heat

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User Review  - BookishThings - LibraryThing

I listened to this book through Audible. What attracted me to this book was that love is considered a disease. I don't think I could imagine a world without love. Oliver brought that world to life ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing

Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her achingly beautiful first novel, BEFORE I FALL. She followed that up with the compellingly addictive Delirium Trilogy, PANIC and VANISHING GIRLS. Her newest novel REPLICA will publish in late 2016.

She is also the author of several novels for young readers, LIESL & PO, THE SPINDLERS and CURIOSITY HOUSE: THE SHRUNKEN HEAD.

Lauren is a graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her online at www.laurenoliverbooks.com.

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