“I somehow find the theme about turning love into a disease silly. I'm actually laughing at the part where the book enumerates the 'symptoms' of amor deliria nervosa. But the writing is brilliant, it feels like I'm reading a poem. At the first part of the book, it somehow reminded me of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. It sort of like a rip off. But it took its original route at the half part of the book. The ending is unexpected, beautifully written and left me broken.”Maj wrote this review Friday, March 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book grabbed my attention when I saw it was about curing love. I thought "No Way" After reading through this book I find it quite interesting that Lena; a girl who always went with the rules, ending up breaking them and fighting against the system she had grown up with, all for the thing she had feared her whole life. Delirium was such a great book and I can't wait to hear what's next, I was kind of upset with the ending but I'm hoping the next book will change my mind on what had happened. This book is very inspiring and will keep you turning pages until you run out. ”Tiffany G wrote this review Friday, March 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“There was nothing new to this novel from any other dystopia book! It was so used up and dry. The romance was pretty boring too. She had too many doubts about it, which, I guess is understandable since love is forbidden, but it just got old. We all know she's the main character, so let's get this over with. The main character just bugged me. She was too wishy washy. Ugh. It was just boring. ”reecie wrote this review Friday, March 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Recommended grades 8 and up.
Futuristic United States, where the cause of all illness has been discovered: love. Love, or amor deliria nervosa, is the root disease of (almost) all the problems that society has. And there's a cure that's (almost) always effective.
One girl is anxiously awaiting her procedure, her cure, when she begins to discover that her world may not always fit everyone...”
“It was okay. A bit expected that she would fall in love. A society where nobody falls in love, but she falls in love anyway. Whoo.”Sarah B wrote this review Friday, March 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved this book. Lauren Oliver truly defines what love is in a very poetic style packed with metaphors and similes. Great writing, great concept and great plot. Please get the next one out as soon as possible!”Emmie E wrote this review Thursday, March 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thought it was interesting what they thought about falling in love like it's a bad thing.”Carli Littleton wrote this review Saturday, August 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Honestly, I was kind of sceptical at first. The idea was intriguing, but I was afraid it was going to be one of those books with love story and no substance in the plot. Then I read Before I Fall, and decided to give it a try, and I'm so glad I did.
It's a given that love is going to be the core of the story, but don't be mistaken. Yes, romantic love is probably the one most focused on, but there are different kinds as well such as love for friends, family, and love for life itself. That is the core of Delirium, a world where love is treated like a disease that can now be cured after the age of 18.
After years of being forced to live with the shame of memory of her mother who was so tormented by the deliria of love she took her own life, Lena is looking forward to the day when she can recieve the cure, the day when she will be safe forever. But everything changes when her friend Hana starts coaxing her to break the rules. That's when she meets Alex, and he forever changes the way she views life, people, and love.
There are so many things to say about this book, and nowhere near good enough words for them. All I can say is I cannot wait for the next in the series after that cliffhanger of an ending.”
“A good sci-fi dystopian story, but the audio dragged on a bit. Well worth the read.”Melissa S wrote this review Monday, March 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No