Delirium by Lauren Oliver – Dystopian Books Review

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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Young adult Fiction Delirium

Delirium is a dystopian novel written by Lauren Oliver and revolves around a girl who falls in love. In this society, love is considered a disease. Lauren’s inspiration arrived from a saying ‘’all books are either about love or death’’.

Her first book was about death, so she wrote the second about love. It is a must-read for all romantic fiction lovers and if you enjoy emotional genres.

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Author: Lauren Oliver

Genre: Romance novel, Science Fiction, Young adult fiction, Dystopian Fiction

Pages: 480

Goodreads Rating: 3.98/5

My Rating:  8.5 out of 10 

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Review and Summary of the Novel Delirium

***Warning Spoilers Below This Point***

Lena is an orphan who lives with her aunt, uncle and two cousins. Lena also has a married sister. She lives in Portland, which is unregulated and largely devastated by bombing. The Government teaches the society that love is a disease. It controls everything for example jobs, and life partners. The authorities invented a surgical cure for the disease named ‘’Deliria’’ that is compulsory for young people who reach 18 years. This world is cruel where people carry no love for anyone. Parents don’t love their children, and children don’t love their parents.

Hana is Lena’s friend who is stubborn and rebellious while Lena is a good girl who stays home during curfews. Lena is looking forward to the surgical procedure that may cure her “Deliria” but a few months before the surgery, she falls in love with Alex, who lives in the wild, uncured. He lives in the woods to prevent anyone from knowing his uncured status.

Alex knows about Lena’s mother and takes her to the place where the rebellious people lived.  He also tells Lena the ways to escape the country. Later he convinced her, but during this struggle, he was killed. Lena makes it to the wild and starts living in the area with the people who used to disobey the Government.

Final Say on The Novel Delirium

Lauren Oliver undoubtedly invested all her efforts to publish this book. The dialogues are deep and meaningful, with an emphasis on love. I rated it 8.5 out of 10 because of the intense and emotional storyline it presents.

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