by Lauren Oliver
Lena Haloway is content in her safe, government-managed society. She feels (mostly) relaxed about the future in which her husband and career will be decided, and looks forward to turning 18, when she’ll be cured of deliria, a.k.a. love. She tries not to think about her mother’s suicide (her last words to Lena were a forbidden “I love you”) or the supposed “Invalid” community made up of the uncured just beyond her Portland, Maine, border. There’s no real point—she believes her government knows how to best protect its people, and should do so at any cost. But 95 days before her cure, Lena meets Alex, a confident and mysterious young man who makes her heart flutter and her skin turn red-hot. As their romance blossoms, Lena begins to doubt the intentions of those in power, and fears that her world will turn gray should she submit to the procedure.
Wow! when you start this book you step into a different United States and it's very sad. Oliver makes you feel everything that is going on as if you were there beside Lena. This is one of those books that makes your heart race and then you feel the fear and then ... the bottom drops out. Again.. this is a book that left me with my jaw hanging open ... OMG WHY??? great great story! cannot wait for me :)
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