[]
[]

Delirium

Oliver, Lauren (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Delirium
Print

Item Details

Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, she falls in love.
Authors: Oliver, Lauren, 1982-
Title: Delirium
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 441, 29 p. ;,21 cm.
Notes: "Q&A with Lauren Oliver and an excerpt from the next book in the trilogy!"--Verso.
Summary: Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, she falls in love.
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 29 60 68 76 133 143 149 150 151 152 173 182 216 228 231 244 250 258
ISBN: 9780061726835
0061726834
Statement of Responsibility: Lauren Oliver
Subject Headings: Government, Resistance to Juvenile fiction. Families Maine Juvenile fiction. Orphans Juvenile fiction. Maine Juvenile fiction. Love Fiction Science fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction-2012.
Topical Term: Government, Resistance to
Families
Orphans
Love
Science fiction.
MARC Display»

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Jul 17, 2014
  • nickeldime rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a well written book. The pace is a bit slower than other dystopian novels that I've read, but the plot and characters kept me intrigued. I've started the second book and enjoying it more than the first!

Jul 10, 2014
  • wonderbunny rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book was wonderfully written and you won't be able to stop reading until you reach the end!

Jul 04, 2014
  • AKerr70 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A truly amazing love story!

Mar 30, 2014
  • Owaiskg rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I read this book as part of the dystopia/utopia themed unit in my English class at school. It is entertaining: romance as well as action. The main idea of this novel is quite interesting. The description and use of similes is great. Lena's character development is worth to mention

"High school senior Lena Haloway is counting the 95 days until her appointment to undergo the operation that every citizen has at age 18 to prevent them from contracting amor deliria nervosa -- love, which is seen as a deadly disease. At first, Lena is eager for the surgery, believing it will make her life happy and safe. But then she meets handsome and enigmatic Alex, and she's not so sure anymore... Gripping, romantic, and with a vividly evoked setting (a near-future Portland, Maine), this edgy 1st book in a trilogy (followed by Pandemonium and Requiem) will leave you breathless to know what happens next." Teen Scene March 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/a2d2fecb-0036-4e36-bcd4-d3276847a40f?postId=2f01dac0-7358-4d12-879a-5d09c90eb51c

Daily Candy YA suggestion

This was a really great book. The descriptions (similes, metaphors) really helped me visualize what was going on. One thing I didn't like was that it was pretty predictable, so that you could easily figure out what happens at the end. Which was confusing, by the way. What happens to the guy?!

Jan 11, 2014
  • lisa11230 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i reallly enjoyed this book, I got so emotional toward the end. It was one of those endings that you hate but love at the same time.

Jan 02, 2014
  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love this book! Really interesting concept and the ending was so sad I cried. I really can't wait to read the sequel ''Pandemonium''. I would definitely recommend it. It's too bad the tv show was called off

Dec 09, 2013
  • mbssmith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book was okay. Neat idea! I thought that Lena's character was a bit inconsistent and that the author used too many similes and metaphors though. I really liked the part where Lena meets her pair.

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

Jul 10, 2014
  • navy_eagle_78 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

navy_eagle_78 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jul 10, 2014
  • wonderbunny rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wonderbunny thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jun 11, 2014
  • maroon_moose_31 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

maroon_moose_31 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

May 29, 2014
  • violet_cheetah_1386 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

violet_cheetah_1386 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Mar 30, 2014
  • Owaiskg rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Owaiskg thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Nov 19, 2013
  • piggypoo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

piggypoo thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Oct 10, 2013
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

waltzingechidna thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jan 11, 2013
  • Music:BM,MJ 2+5=7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Music:BM,MJ 2+5=7 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Aug 26, 2012
  • Violet_Dove_43 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violet_Dove_43 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

violet_dolphin_603 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

View All Ages

Summary

Add a Summary

Jul 10, 2014
  • navy_eagle_78 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

In a society where love is forbidden, seventeen year old Lena falls for Alex.

Aug 17, 2012
  • Kadie2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In a world where love is a disease known as deleria, Lena looks forward to being cured from the disease.However, after setting eyes on a boy, she begins to see the truth of the world she had been living for seventeen years and realizes that love is not at all a bad thing. Determined to live the life she wants, she and her lover make a run into the other world, where self-expression and love is okay.

Nov 09, 2011
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We experience this world through the eyes of seventeen year old Lena. Her fear and nervousness about the procedure are only trumped by her eagerness to be cured before the disease inevitably infects her the way it did her mother. She observes her neighbors home vandalized because they are suspected of being sympathizers to rumored `Invalids' who reject the cure, the detached parents who never bond with their children and appear not to care when their child is hurt right in front of them, the sister who was dragged screaming from a secret boyfriend to the clinic to be `cured' and return later serene and calm with the telltale triangular scar behind her ear.

The most horrifying thing about this society is that no one fights back. Even Lena who witnesses some of the atrocities firsthand has been so indoctrinated by the government that she accepts this is the only way to stay safe. She does not come easily to the other side, and it's that painful, heartbreaking, utterly real journey that has so engrained Delirum into my mind.

Jun 24, 2011
  • juliabrillinger rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I loved parts of this book, for instance, the way Lena's society has adapted childhood rhymes and Christian Bible stories to show the evils of love. I also loved the writing style of this book. Lauren Oliver's writing flows just as it did in Before I Fall, and is just as beautiful. Also, the characters of this book were believable and well crafted. I found it easy to empathize with Lena as she finds loves for the first time, and realizes there is an alternative to the love-less future offered to her by society. I loved Hanna and Alex too. Hanna is carefree and reckless, breaking the rules to party and dance before her inevitable surgery. Alex is Lena's love interest, a kind and gentle boy with a mysterious past. I also really liked Lena's mom in the flashbacks. I loved the scene where she closes the blinds and dances with her daughters.---See my full review here: http://throughthebookvine.blogspot.com/2011/03/delirium.html

May 16, 2011
  • YSlibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Delirium is a lot like Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, because there is a socially and politically mandated surgery that everyone undergoes. In both stories a piece of the personality is removed from citizens to maintain order and fix some perceived flaw in human nature. I find it interesting that in Uglies they remove intelligence and heighten emotion and in Delirium they remove feeling to focus on logic. Hyper sexuality vs. repressed sexuality but equally dystopian! Both alterations are disguised as prevention of heartbreak and loneliness but result in an irresponsible and dysfunctional population ruled by a totalitarian government.

Notices

Add a Notice

Nov 15, 2013
  • piggypoo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: References, and then they nearly do it

Nov 09, 2011
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Its not really graphic but there is violence

Quotes

Add a Quote

Jul 27, 2013
  • HLINGUM rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You have to understand. I am no one special. I am just a single girl. I am five feet two inches tall and I am in-between in every way.
But I have a secret. You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. - pg. 440-441

Feb 02, 2012
  • Season1222 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Snapshots, moments, mere seconds: as fragile and beautiful and hopeless as a single butterfly, flapping on against a gathering wind." -p. 263

Nov 10, 2011
  • havenroo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I love you. Remember. They cannot take it”

Nov 09, 2011
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the strangest things about life is that it will chug on, blind and oblivious, even as your private world-your little carved-out sphere-is twisting and morphing, even breaking away.

Oct 22, 2011
  • Julia G. Templeman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

page 23:
"you know you can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes, right?"

Jul 27, 2011
  • renheart115 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favourite quote in the book:

"Life isn't life if you just float through it. I know the whole point—the only point—is to find the things that matter, and hold onto them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go." ♥

Jul 19, 2011
  • clorie26 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That's what it is: an edge; an razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.
Before and after--and during, a moment no bigger or longer than an edge.

Videos

Add a Video

Apr 21, 2011
  • k_t rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Official song for Delirium

Find it at CLEVNET

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
Version pocillo (pocillo) Last updated 2014/08/21 13:32