Delirium is a great book. It’s one of my favorites. Delirium is a dystopian novel. A dystopia is a flawed, dark and damaged world. Some examples of books that are placed in a dystopian setting are The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Divergent by Veronica Roth and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
So, let’s get back to Delirium. Delirium is set in an alternate United States of America. Love is forbidden in this world because the government has said that it is a disease. Instead, men and women are placed in arranged marriages. Government officials decide on everyone’s future wife or husband after an interview process.
The main character from the book, Lena, is a serious girl who does not want to disobey the law. She goes to her interview resolute to do what she must do.
But things change drastically. She meets a boy. Then something unexpected happens… She falls in love.
The boy is named Alex. He is not a part of Lena’s stringent community. He’s from out there somewhere… he’s from The Wilds.
Lena falls in love with Alex despite the laws and despite everything she has known. That puts Lena into danger. But she faces the danger for love.
Like I said, I loved this book. Lena is painted as an anxious girl in the beginning of the book (there is a reason why she is anxious), but that changes. Once she falls in love she does everything to hold onto it. She faces dangers head-on–with bravery, strength and determination. She does not give up.
This book ends in a cliff-hanger. I was on the edge of my seat when I got to the last page.
This is the first book in a series by the author, Lauren Oliver. The second book is titled, Pandemonium, and the third book is titled, Requiem. I definitely plan to read both of them to learn what happens.
This book is a great teen book. It’s filled with drama. It’s romantic. It has a great story. My verdict? I give it a 5/5 rating.
Yours with infinite love,
Ava Lily Porter