I would recommend this book to young adults who love dystopian, love, dramatic, and futuristic novels.
By: Lauren Oliver
The story is set in Portland, Maine.
A city that has survived decades of bombings, surrounded by electric fences separating the city from the unknown; the wilds.
The wilds, which is said to have been destroyed by the bombs, and is restricted territory.
Protagonist: Lena Haloway, who falls in love in a society where love is seen as a disease.
Antagonist: The emotion and act of loving/caring.
Plot Teaser: Love is considered a "disease" in Portland, Maine and is a crime. In order to prevent this feeling of love, the government teaches that love is a disease and that they must go through a surgery that cures them from love at the age of 18 or older. Lena is looking forward towards this surgery and is convinced that love is a disease, but months before her surgery, Lena falls in love with a someone, who see's everything in a different perspective.
It is a dystopian novel that deals with the themes love, independence vs. security (government control taking away independence in order to protect), and taking chances.
“Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That's what it is: an edge; a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.”
― Lauren Oliver, Delirium
I would recommend this book to young adults who enjoy reading dystopian, romance, drama, and futuristic novels.