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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I personally think that this book is fantastic. The story is intriguing, and I finished it in 2 days. It takes you on a whole tidal wave of emotions, and even at night I couldn't sleep because I couldn't stop thinking about it. The whole idea of it, it fascinates me and words cannot describe how much I love the book.
This can easily be one of my favorite books.
Sure, it touches more on infatuation and lust, but doesn't infatuation and lust grow to love over time, if both parties are willing to work for it? This book was great for me, and there are no words to explain how much it intrigued me and impacted me. The minute I picked up this book, I couldn't stop reading it and had to tear myself away from it. The summary, even the question that it throws at you, its something different, and it is really something to think about. Would you rather stick a painless routine, with your whole life decided for you, or would you experience the pain and the heartache that comes with the joy of feeling? The people in Portland, they're so afraid. Their city is built solely on lies and fear, its completely ridiculous. But nevertheless, I understand how it is for them. Even saying it out loud, a cure for pain, it sounds very appealing. However what the people in Portland don't know is the joy and happiness that comes with it, the mad euphoria that drives you insane but yet makes you so happy you wonder how feeling so many things at the same time is possible.
Absolutely fantastic.

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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

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