Set in a future post-apocalyptic world, society has discovered a cure for all the problems of today. The root of every problem: love, or amor deliria nervosa (so called in the future society). When a citizen turns 18, they undergo an operation to make them not love at all. They are paired with a mate and lead boring lives with no real emotion except honor for their society. Lena is like any other girl at 17 - wanting to get her operation to lead her perfect, happy, little life. This all changes when she meets Alex, though. He makes her feel things that she has never felt before - things that are illegal in her society.This book exposes the truth of love and just how precious it is to life.
The author, Lauren Oliver, does a great job of keeping the reader guessing up until the very end (which is very realistic and a nice change from the fairytale ending of so many other books today). Delirium is the right edges of fun, sadness, happiness, fright, and danger. It far exceeded my expectations! Definitely one of my new favorite books!