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The book’s plot is pure genius. At the beginning, Lena Halloway, the main character, is only a few days away from her cure date. Enter Alex--he is a strong boy with golden brown hair like the leaves in autumn. Lena has never talked to a boy that wasn’t related to her, but with Alex, it was love at first sight. They grow closer and Lena realizes she doesn’t believe in the cure. They get in trouble with the law, and Lena is reunited with a family member. She discovers new feelings and places, and in the end of Delirium escapes beyond the fence that have kept her trapped in Portland, Maine. The plot is spontaneous and exciting and makes this book a must-read.
While I was reading Delirium I found myself getting attached to the characters and their unique personalities. Squirrel, Blue, Raven, and Tack are some of my favorite characters because they show leadership and humor the readers. I personally can’t read a book unless it has at least one relatable character. Lena provides that aspect for the readers. For example, she struggles with the loss of family and friends which is something people cope with in everyday life, and like most of the readers she is in her mid teenage years.
Delirium is a dystopian novel but also incorporates romance and action. I really enjoyed the mixture of genres and strongly recommend it to anyone who gets bored reading books with just one genre.
After reading Delirium I was left wanting more, and I returned to the Barnes and Noble to find that the book was the first of three! I recommend reading these books because they are true page-turners and Oliver’s use of dialogue makes the trilogy special.