Friday, July 1, 2011

Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver

Publishing House: HarperCollins Publishers Inc.
Genre: Romantic/Drama/Thriller
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

All in all Delirium is a great book and I fell in love with it from the start. Lena’s heartbreaking story about her family drew me in and the way the story progressed and her relationship with Alex (her love interest) was amazing. However Delirium, no matter how great a book, gets a PG-13 rating.

There is cussing. Not allot but personally any is too much for me.

There is also Violence. Allot of violence actually. There is a scene were Lena is bitten by a dog, a dog is kicked against a wall, and even officials beating teens with batons. All of this is not good but detrimental to the story.

Then there are “intimate” moments. In which I guess you could say there are two. The first during evaluations (test they have to take for the procedure). This is more along the lines of Lena having to wear a practically see through hospital gown. The second is a little more…. Not great. In this one Lena lets Alex take off her shirt and look at her.

For these reasons I am rating Delirium by Lauren Oliver PG-13 even if it is an amazing book. Now it is up to you to decide if you want to read it.

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