Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Book Review: Delirium



Title: Delirium

Author: Lauren Oliver

Pages: 480

Published: (second print) Harper Collins February 7, 2012                 (Originaly published in 2011)

Genre: Romance. 

Reading Level: Young Adult 14+ (but I am almost 13)

Time: Future

Language: There is a lot of cussing in this book. The cuss words are kinda extreme too.  The F word is said twice in this book and so is the P word, C word, S word, and D word (Which is more common in books). There are about over 10 cuss words in this book. It's kind of annoying, but I don't really pay any attention to it while reading this book. 

Romance: There is a lot of kissing and touching in this book. But nothing really serious. There is something kinda inappropriate in this book. 

About: 
They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.

"Lena Haloway is content in her safe, government-managed society. She feels (mostly) relaxed about the future in which her husband and career will be decided, and looks forward to turning 18, when she’ll be cured of deliria, a.k.a. love. She tries not to think about her mother’s suicide (her last words to Lena were a forbidden “I love you”) or the supposed “Invalid” community made up of the uncured just beyond her Portland, Maine, border. There’s no real point—she believes her government knows how to best protect its people, and should do so at any cost. But 95 days before her cure, Lena meets Alex, a confident and mysterious young man who makes her heart flutter and her skin turn red-hot. As their romance blossoms, Lena begins to doubt the intentions of those in power, and fears that her world will turn gray should she submit to the procedure. " - Amazon Best books of the month 2011

Buy it: AMAZON

Rating: Four stars **** 

My Thoughts:
This was an amazing book. I loved it. I couldn't put it down. I heard about this through lots of blogs and saw it at stores and stuff and it seemed really popular. I went to amazon to read about it and it seemed really interesting. (Same thing for Divergent but I can't make sense of it. I haven't read it, I think I would like to, but I have no idea what it's about. It doesn't make sense) It sounded like the Uglies series and that was a good series so I decided to start reading the Delirium series. The first paragraph pulled me in.I was disappointed however with all the cussing. I was also confused because it had a story about Mary Magdalene  from the Bible and it was so wrong (Like she was so love sick and nobody loved her and Joseph came to help her then left her, etc.) . There were twists on Adam and Eve to and I really didn't like that at all. So because of thouse two things, it has been downgraded a star. But really, this was such an amazing book! It was shocking to me though really. In Hunger Games, America no longer exists, in the Uglies, It doesn't exist either and is just made up of the outside area and 2 towns. But in Delirium, America has borders so no one can get in or out, poetry is banned, and love is considered a sickness, and there is no freedom. I wonder if in three-hunderd years are so, America will kinda end up like this. With less freedom and stuff. Kinda dumb, but just it would be horrible if that happened. To me, all the books nowadays have the same government problems. Well, just read this book. You won't regret it. (BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR TEENS ONLY) This is a book I wold read again.