Love the characters. Lena is strong and sure of what she wants. She can't wait until her 18th birthday to get Cured and no longer be at risk of infection from the ever fatal poison of love.
Until she meets Alex and her world is shaken, shattered to it's core.
Love takes hold and she discovers, she'd rather die, than ever let it go.
Strong characters driven by motivation. Well crafted, great description of emotion, great supporting cast of characters.
As a parent, I'd recommend the reader be 16 or older. There are a few swear words and intense kisses. No sex though.
The ending is a total cliff hanger, so be prepared in that sense to throw the book across the room. But, the saving grace is it's the first in a trilogy.
I'm looking forward to reading the rest. I have high expectations.
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 as Romeo & 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?