“That was actually a really good book. Really interesting to read about a world where love is a dangerous disease and forbidden. Also very frustrating and maddening. Reading about couples who are married, yet don't love each other at all. Reading about parents who don't care about their children or show any affection. VERY maddening, so it makes sense for anyone to want to rebel.
And, oh, the cute love story. Alex is funny, witty, attractive, and dreamy. :)
Devastating ending though. :P I'm not actually sure if I want to continue on with the next books. I read a bit about them.....ugh. I don't want to go through her being devastated over Alex being dead, I don't want to see her meet some other jerk guy who she ends falling in love with. I don't want to experience Alex coming back, but everything being totally different. Nope. I'm done here. I'm good with not continuing.”
“This novel is about a futuristic society in which all 18-year-olds have to undergo a procedure which prevents them from catching the greatest disease of all. Love. In this society, lives a girl named Lena. Lena has been raised with her aunt after her mother committed suicide after being diagnosed with love. Lena is close to her procedure when she meets Alex, a boy with golden brown hair, bright amber eyes, and a secret. Lena and Alex fall in love instantly and go on a journey that leaves them with the truth about the disease and of the society. ”Alisha A. wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“loved it. made me realize its imp not to settle”the_loud_wallflower wrote this review Tuesday, September 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good girl Lena Haloway lives with her aunt, helps with the family’s little kids, does required chores, and helps at her uncle’s store. She gets good grades, runs cross country and loves photography. Her obedience and compliance have her on track to get a good evaluation score guaranteeing a college education and marriage to a chosen partner after graduation.
The government requires that each eighteen year old get “the cure’, a medical procedure that prevents delirium. Scientists have determined that amor delirium nervosa is the root cause of other diseases (like stress, insomnia, depression, hypertension and heart disease). If eliminated, the population will be healthier and the safety, sanctity and community of the country can be assured. Sixty-five years ago, the Consortium closed the country’s borders and imposed this new social order.
Lena looks forward to her 18th birthday; then she can stop worrying whether she is like her mother, a woman who failed to get cured of the delirium, despite three procedures, a woman who loved to sing and dance, laugh and play with her children (all carefully hidden from the authorities). When Lena was six her Mom committed suicide rather than face a fourth procedure. As birthdays approach best friend Hana wants to push boundaries and asks Lena to go to an illegal party. Stung by Hana’s accusation that, ‘she doesn’t have it in her to break the rules’, Lena cooks up a lie and sneaks out. She meets Alex, a cured boy she keeps running across. Will Lena get the delirium? How will she reconcile the differences between society’s rules and her feelings? Lauren thoughtfully creates a chilling future society as background for a gripping love story.
Echoes Divergent trilogy by Veronica Rossi & Matched trilogy by Ally Condie where future societies have strict rules for adulthood.”
“Loved the premise of love as the evil disease we need to be cured of. Great characters, lots of intense action and a really good love story to boot. Will definitely read the rest of the series. ”Kirsten Down wrote this review Tuesday, September 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Dystopian fiction. Sad, moving, romantic.”Harley Stenzel wrote this review Monday, September 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved it!”maureen m wrote this review Sunday, September 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Amazing book. Couldn't put it down. Very well written; engaging, exciting, sad. Makes me realize just how much we take for granted, every day. I can't wait to read the next one!”Aimtrain wrote this review Sunday, September 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A little slow to start, but eventually full of action. More of a girl book than a boy book. A good love story with lots of suspense.”Tara W wrote this review Saturday, September 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“"Spoiler Alert" Delirium is set in a dystopian world where love is considered a disease. When you turn 18, you get the cure. Lena, just months away from her cure, falls in love... I loved this book, I couldn't put it down. The ending of Delirium definitely made me cry. When they took Alex in the last sentence, it was such a cliffhanger, I was just like, WHAT? I thought they killed him. I would definitely recommend this book to middle school girls who like dystopian and romance.”Annalise wrote this review Monday, September 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No