Monday, December 26, 2011
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I went into this book with a tired mind towards dystopian books. I've read a lot of them lately and I was beginning to tire of them because of similarities within many of the books. Delirium, however, restored my faith in the originality of this genre. The story was fast paced, and unique with a lot of personality. The story was not only good, but it was realistic and believable to the reader. The writing was great, it had a distinct style to it that helped portray the innocence of Lena and her unknowing attitude towards all outside of what she was taught. Lena was a great character because she was able to adapt to her situation even when she was taught the wrong morals her entire life. Alex wasn't too pushy about being in love with Lena to make her more comfortable, putting her before himself all the time. Altogether this was a great read that I would recommend to anyone who wants a great dystopian read, or who enjoyed the Hunger Games. I give Delirium a 5/5 for originality, style and for being all around awesome with a terrible/ great cliffhanger to boot.