by Lauren Oliver
At first I wasn't as placed into a different world with beginning this book. It certainly didn't take my interest very well. A slow start. It took a while for me to be intrigued within the narrative. I was hoping throughout many chapters it wasn't just another Dystopia themed book.
It was until it kicked in, Lena's portrayal was so weak and steady that she began to annoy me in ways when she was first introduced and kept the steady pace of her silly childish ways. Then there is Hana, the rebel best friend who thinks she's better than others. Hana shown difference to Lena, being more aware of who she was and what she wanted especially about the so called disease 'Deliria'. Alex was the first strong open character who was then introduced which was obvious from the start that he didn't belong in Portland and he was there to cause Lena to believe who she really is and what she actually believes in even when she didn't know it.
As much as the linear narrative began to strain and bore me, it luckily picked up. It hit its high after half way through the book, in a way that is incredibly late for an author to achieve. I am now intrigued into the rest of the novel's within the series which hopefully do not suffer like the first few chapters of Delirium. If you enjoy the Dystopian genre and want a new series introducing love as a disease and seeing how it affect's society and the government this certainly is the right book for you.
Lydia S Jones