“A little more of Hana's story. This is a nice addition to the series as it gives you parts of the story from Hana's point of view.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“This is unnecessary to read in order to continue with the Delirium Trilogy. I did not feel like it furthered the story or helped with understanding or even enhanced it that much. There were very few memorable moments: Hana gets a “Devil’s Kiss” which is a hickey and frets about it because she...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I've read this story twice now (once when it was available to read for free, and then again more recently when I bought the Delirium Stories collection), and I think I liked it better the first time. Maybe because I read Requiem and it give a better description of Hana's thoughts and feelings, or maybe because I already knew about Hana and why she does what she does. Either way, I still enjoyed the story.
I really love when authors write short stories from the perspective of characters other than the main one(s), so I was pretty excited when I found out that Oliver was going to be writing four short stories. The first time I read Hana, I had just finished Derlirium, and I thought it was really interesting to find out who betrays Lena and Alex, and why. And to see how Hana feels during the summer before she and Lena are cured. We already know how Lena feels, and why she thinks they're growing apart, but Hana see things happening very differently.
Although we don't really gain too much new information about the world or about what's going on, I think it's important to know some of the details Hana gives us in her story about her life. Especially for Requiem. Although she recaps a little bit, I felt like I had a better sense of her and why she feels so guilty and even why things don't go according to plan for her. And I never really liked her, but I feel like I understand her better.
I would definitely recommend this novella to anyone who has read any of the Delirium books. I think the better you know the minor characters, the better you get to know the protagonist. I would definitely recommend reading this before Requiem, or right after Delirium. I think it packs a bigger punch then. I would give this a 3.5/5, since I enjoyed it so much more the first time I read it. ”
“This is unnecessary to read in order to continue with the Delirium Trilogy. I did not feel like it furthered the story or helped with understanding or even enhanced it that much. There were very few memorable moments: Hana gets a “Devil’s Kiss” which is a hickey and frets about it because she could be considered “diseased” if it gets noticed and reading about her perspective during the raid was mildly interesting. I liked her thought of wanting to share with Lena what she was experiencing, “if she could see the beauty of this underground world, and appreciate what it means: the music, the dancing, the feeling of fingertips and lips, like a moment of flight after a lifetime of crawling…” Great description.”GO wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a bit of a waste of my money to be brutally honest. I'm always nervous when it comes to buying these little novellas as I find them hit and miss at the best of times. I always hope that they will at least tell you a little more about favourite characters and more about the background of the storyline. This did neither really. Yes, we see more of Hana but I'm not an enormous fan of hers.
We see very little of any other characters other than a tiny bit of Lena and Alex at the end but we don't see anything new from them. Also we learn nothing new about the whole world that the books are set in which was disappointing to say the least as overall that is what interests me most in this series.
Not worth buying to anyone who's currently thinking about it. You will learn nothing new.”
“A little more of Hana's story. This is a nice addition to the series as it gives you parts of the story from Hana's point of view.”Louisiana Librarian wrote this review Monday, March 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Okay, didn't really provide much insight. I think you would enjoy the series just as much if you don't read it.”CJ wrote this review Friday, December 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Hana is a lovely, very short book that I was curious to read, simply because the Delirium series is focused on everything from Lena’s point of view, and I wanted to see how Hana felt about everything that was happening around her. Plus we go a huge chunk of time without hearing anything about Hana, so this book fills in those gaps.
Hana is a character I really loved when I read Delirium, and someone I wish had been more involved in Lena’s plans toward the end of that novel. In reading this one, I felt so bad for both Lena and Hana, because each of them was essentially feeling the same thing and thought the other was mad at them. I think we all feel like the last summer before we’re done with school is really the end of a part of our lives, and in this world, it’s even worse. Everything really is going to change drastically after they have their cures, and I can only imagine how awful it would be to lose that time with your best friend.
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“I knew it! ”Grace wrote this review Saturday, October 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The only thing I kept thinking while I was reading this was that I really needed to go back and read Delirium before I start reading Pandemonium.”Kari R wrote this review Thursday, October 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“More of a short story than a book. Interesting but a little confusing as the second section has nothing to do with Hana and I thought it would be more of a novella about Hana and maybe her childhood with Lena.”keran wing wrote this review Saturday, September 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When I was searching Shelfari, I was surprised to find out that Lauren Oliver had wrote an eBook called "Hana" which focused on Hana's side of the story in the Delirium series. I was surprised at the difference in the writing but I presume this was the authors attempt to help us get inside Hana's head. I see her character in a whole different light than before.”Coryann wrote this review Monday, September 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No