Delirium by Lauren Oliver
My name is Kaia and I am in high school. I enjoy reading, being outdoors, and rainy days where I can curl up with a good book.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver is about a girl named Lena who lives in Portland Oregon. Since her mom died of amor deliria nervosa aka love she has been counting down the days until she can be cured. In order for Lena to be placed in a marriage she has to pass her evaluation, which gets interrupted by the Invalids. That is when she first sets eyes on him, a boy who seemed to have come with the invalids. Lena is very shaken up by this encounter but she tries to stop thinking about it. Until she and her best friend Hanna go for a run and stumble upon the boy. This story follows Lena and this mysterious boy and how not everything is not what it seems and that just because everyone says one thing does not mean that it is right.
This book shows that even though something can cause pain the pain makes everything worthwhile. The book is funny and heart wrenching all at the same time, all while teaching you valuable lessons. I would highly recommend this book for grades 7 and up because it has some strong points of view on some sensitive topics. This book is book one out of three; out of all of the books I have read since the beginning of 2020 this is already one of my top 5 favorites.