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Delirium, Lauren Oliver

It has been ages since I read a Young Adult book, but I must admit it did fit my mood for quick and easy reading. I would describe Delirium as a simplified version of A Handmaid’s Tale. Fair play to Lauren Oliver to try to compete with the genius that is Margaret Atwood… But come on… there is no competition. I liked the whole idea behind the story – love is determined to be a ‘disease’ all adults are ‘cured’ of (sounds a bit like a lobotomy!) – but everything that happened was so predictable. However, having said that, everything did kind of happen the way I wanted it to. Maybe I’m the predictable one! Still, it sets a much better example than Stephenie Meyer ever managed.