· Delirium Trilogy Book 1 · Sold by Harper Collins
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The first book in Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose.

In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn't about to make the same mistake.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the Wilds who lives under the government's radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

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1.14K reviews
Evelyn Flannery
December 25, 2013
Every page is so rich, so much happens in so little time. The events tumble out, one right after another. Everything happens so quickly, yet Oliver is so efficient and manages to use exquisite detail for everything. -- a Must read! Those who acknowledge the art of fine writing will deeply appreciate it. I myself am a very analytical reader, I do a lot of descriptive writing as well. My point is: although this book isn't my preferred genre, I must say that it is the MOST WELL-WRITTEN BOOK I'VE EVER READ.
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Melissa Hamby
March 5, 2017
I couldn't finish it. The concept was extremely good. Love being a disease is original and fresh. I liked how the author was able to write like a teenage girl. However, the plot faded away when the author gets too hung up on Leina's inner turmoil. I felt that the author could have trusted the readers to infer the main characters feelings without having to explain every thought and feeling thay ran through her head. I'm very disappointed. :(
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Ruth Haney
July 20, 2017
It's ok but I struggled to get through it. Sometimes it seems to just go on and on with details that doesn't need to be there. I literally have to skip pages just so I can get through those insignificant details and get on with the important parts. It's like the main character has ADD or something and can't stay focused. It's a little annoying.
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About the author

Lauren Oliver is the cofounder of media and content development company Glasstown Entertainment, where she serves as the President of Production. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica and Lauren's bestselling first novel, Before I Fall, were acquired by Awesomeness Films. Before I Fall was adapted into a major motion picture starring Zoey Deutch. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, garnering a wide release from Open Road Films that year.Oliver is a 2012 E. B. White Read-Aloud Award nominee for her middle-grade novel Liesl & Po, as well as author of the middle-grade fantasy novel The Spindlers and The Curiosity House series, co-written with H.C. Chester. She has written one novel for adults, Rooms.Oliver co-founded Glasstown Entertainment with poet and author Lexa Hillyer. Since 2010, the company has developed and sold more than fifty-five novels for adults, young adults, and middle-grade readers. Some of its recent titles include the New York Times bestseller Everless, by Sara Holland; the critically acclaimed Bonfire, authored by the actress Krysten Ritter; and The Hunger by Alma Katsu, which received multiple starred reviews and was praised by Stephen King as “disturbing, hard to put down” and “not recommended…after dark.” Oliver is a narrative consultant for Illumination Entertainment and is writing features and TV shows for a number of production companies and studios.Oliver received an academic scholarship to the University of Chicago, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from New York

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