Sunday, August 21, 2011
Book 80 - Delirium
My eightieth book this year was Delirium by Lauren Oliver. Lena lives in a world where love is illegal. Every person, on their eighteenth birthday, gets an operation done that prevents love and, because they can't love, it also prevents hate and any other strong emotion. Anyone that resists is either forced or killed. Lena can't wait to have her operation and be matched with a boy who she will spend the rest of her life with. But when her best friend Hana convinces her to go to an illegal party, where the "uncureds" listen to outlawed music and talk to the opposite gender, Lena discovers a whole new world. And this new world includes Alex, a mysterious boy who Lena suddenly feels like getting to know better. Lena knows that she's coming down with the "deleria", but she can't bring herself to care. But, with her operation fast approaching, she and Alex have to find a way to escape to the Wilds, a place with no rules and, most importantly, love.