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Lauren Oliver

This novel is a kick-off to the dystopian trilogy about a society in which love is perceived as a disease. Consequently, young people undergo an operation known as ‘the Cure’ once they turn 18. But when Lena’s ‘Cure’ is drawing near, she meets Alex – he is one of the so called invalids, outcasts who haven’t been ‘cured’. And although Lena watched love destroy her mother’s life, she isn’t so sure anymore of the predictable and safe future she once so desperately wanted.

· · 2011

Critical edition

Oliver, Lauren. Delirium. HarperCollins, 2016. 480 pp., ISBN 9780061726835

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  • Award-winning
  • Gender equality
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