- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 448 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 38mm | 581g
- Publication date: 3 February 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0340980923
- ISBN 13: 9780340980927
- Edition statement: Trade Paperback.
- Sales rank: 104,360
There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it. Then, at last, they found the cure. Now, everything is different. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway 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 then, with only ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable...
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New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver was previously an editorial assistant at a publishing house in New York. A graduate of the University of Chicago and the MFA program at New York University, she is now a full-time writer and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Delirium is her second novel.
'Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction... [Delirium] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.' -- Sunday Times 'Prepare to pull a sickie and be rooted to your chair with one of the most addictive books we've come across in ages... A recklessly romantic, smart, poignant and tense read from one of the most exciting writers around... Clever, moving and incredibly addictive.' -- Heat 'An original and fast-moving read from a very talented writer.' -- Sun 'Amazing, unputdownable!' -- Grazia 'The transformation of Lena's character from start to finish is amazing, and Oliver's words really tug at your heartstrings. Highly recommended.' -- Press Association 'A dystopian Romeo and Juliet story that deserves to be as massive as Twilight.' -- Stylist 'A beautifully written and wonderfully addictive book that fans of Margaret Atwood will devour.' -- Best 'Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall was one of Bella's favourite books of last year and this follow-up doesn't disappoint.' -- Bella 'Hugely compelling and addictive, this has massive commercial potential.' -- Bookseller's Choice, The Bookseller 'This has to be one of the most original fiction concepts for a long time... Brilliantly constructed... will leave you with your heart in your mouth... It will stir up the emotions that remind you why you bother with love at all.' -- News of the World 'A dystopian Romeo and Juliet ... Lauren's Oliver's futuristic vision, set in an alternate but recognisable America, is chillingly realised.' -- Marie Claire 'The setting for this clever, imaginative novel is a society in which love is treated as a disease... With a pacy, absorbing plot and a cast of engaging characters to revel in, Delirium also raises all manner of talking points: relationships, the role of the family, state intervention, friendship, loyalty, individual freedom. The movie must surely be just around the corner.' -- Daily Mail 'The setting for this clever, imaginative novel is a society in which love is treated as a disease... With a pacy, absorbing plot and a cast of engaging characters to revel in, Delirium also raises all manner of talking points: relationships, the role of the family, state intervention, friendship, loyalty, individual freedom. The movie must surely be just around the corner.' -- Daily Mail 'Delightfully easy to read, fabulously realised with depth and understanding, the characters run across the page like pixies. No wonder it has already been optioned for a movie.' -- MX