I found a copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver at a rummage sale, and thought “Well this seems interesting; I’ll give it a go.”
Delirium is set in a world where love is a disease known as ‘amor deliria nervosa’. The powers that be have developed a cure, a handbook, and countless safeguards to ensure no one falls in love – and no one that falls in love survives. Through lies and manipulation, a dystopian society emerges where everyone has a ‘procedure’ at age 18 to cure them from contracting the love disease. Enter the world of Lena – raised by her aunt, eager to emerge into a life without emotion. That is, until she meets Alex. Just maybe love is not the worst thing that can happen.