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by Lauren Oliver
Love is a disease. That is the premise of Delirium. On your eighteenth birthday, you get the cure. No more heartbreak, no more embarrassing encounters, now you can be safe. Arranged marriages and content lives, that's the future for Lena, and she can't wait.
Until.......she meets a boy. I know, you've heard this story before, but wait! I thought that I had it all figured out, but I promise you, there are enough twists in the plot to keep you on your toes. The story line might seem trite, but Lena's path is different. Yes she falls in love, yes she rejects the cure; but how she gets there will surprise you!
I highly recommend Delirium! It's one of those books that you are actually glad that it will be a series. It will remind you of your first love and you can reminisce about how love sick you were. Would you have gotten the cure? Of course not! Love might be a disease, but it's our shared infections that shape who we are. Oliver has written a treatise on love, romantic, parental and friendly, and I loved every minute of it!