—Proverb 42, The Book of Shhh. It has been sixty-four years since the president and the Consortium identified love as a disease, and forty-three since the. Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution. Download Delirium pdf written by Lauren Oliver from Reading Sanctuary.
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עלטה, ההזיה 2 (Pandemonium). Delirium (Series). Book 2. לורן אוליבר Author אביגיל בורשטיין Translator. cover image of Pandemonium. Delirium Book. Author: Lauren Oliver. Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition. Publish date: February 7, ISBN pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (delirium#2) pdf free download. the summer i turned pretty trilogy pdf free download e-book Jenny Han, Free.
It was such a unique concept. There were times when I found myself being annoyed with Lena. I kept thinking to myself "Lena, shut up. Oh and can I get more Hana Tate please? View all 19 comments. I want to curl up inside of him and be carried there forever. So understandably, I was very excited to hear about her next book, Delirium. A dystopian world where love is a disease, written by the clearly very talented Oliver? Yeah, I can get behind that. I settled in to wait the long, cruel months until the February release date, when I got a surprise package in the ma 2.
I settled in to wait the long, cruel months until the February release date, when I got a surprise package in the mail from the Polish Outlander -- her ARC of Delirium! Imagine my delight. I held off reading it for a few days, just to give myself some distance from Matched, which has a very similar concept, and which I'd just finished. But I didn't want to wait too long, so, similarities be damned, I went ahead and read it. I'm going to try to not keep comparing this to Matched, which isn't fair -- Matched had its own review, after all -- but I do have to say that, though each is its own thing, the similarities are pretty strong, and my reaction to each was the same -- I wanted so much more than I got.
Lest you think this review is wholly negative, let me start with the things I did like. I love the concept, and think it has the potential to be really powerful and fascinating.
There is a flow to it most of the time that kept me reading even when I was frustrated by other things. And there are these moments that shine through, these beautiful little word gems that Oliver creates, that reminds me of why I loved Before I Fall, and why I was so excited to read this.
But I was so very, very excited for this that I think I was even more let down by it than Matched, which was also something I was eager for. Before I Fall was fresh and compelling, and I felt like so much of Oliver, so much heart and so much work, went into it. I didn't feel the same about Delirium.
I'm not going to accuse Oliver of selling out or hopping on a trend, but I do wonder how much passion was behind this story. But there were so many inconsistencies and questions I had that I couldn't ever commit.
I could only go along so far until logic would intrude. I would be forced to ask myself things like, If Lena was just bitten badly in the leg by a dog, why does Alex kissing her seem to erase not only any pain, but even any mention of the bite, until it's like an afterthought? How does her family not notice that either a she's wearing pants in the middle of sweltering August, and limping, or b she's not wearing pants and the scar is showing and she's limping?
Because it has to be one of those 2 things. And though the "cure" may not make them care for her safety so much, it doesn't take away their suspicious natures. Just like that. With raiding parties everywhere, and her bitten terribly, they just strolled on home, illegally, down the street?
How do they get away with all the shit they get away with, in this repressive society? Smaller things, too, like words and phrases and things we have now that I don't see any use for, or don't believably download would be in the world Oliver created.
And, of course, the much bigger things, like how did all this -- the discovery of the "deliria", the cure, the restrictions, the beliefs, all of it -- come to be? I know it may not be what Lauren intended, but with such a seemingly science-influenced dystopia, I need some good scientific reasoning, some "evidence" -- real or gov't created -- that backs everything up, some explanation or plausible scenario that lets this total overhaul of human beliefs and passions come to be in a matter of 60 years or so.
That's a very, VERY brief period of time for such a huge and total change to take place, so I need reality to intrude a little. I need either some hints of a really big conspiracy, or something so huge and devastating that people as a whole almost go into a state of shock or numbness that allows this to happen. Because, as a general rule, people don't willingly submit to mass lobotomies or the eradication of their feelings for the people they love -- or hate -- without some serious something acting as a catalyst.
Petty strife and crimes of passion may make you think of Eternal Sunshining your mind spotless, but in an abstract, angry, wouldn't-it-be-lovely kind of way, and not a bring-on-the-procedure kind of way. Some science, some history, some dogma, some thing beyond the sometimes eerie, sometimes meh snippets of "texts" that start every chapter, would have gone a long way toward helping me willingly suspend my disbelief.
But even if I could have set the worldbuilding and believability aside -- no easy task in a concept novel like this -- for it to be saved, the characters and plot would have had to really shine.
But I felt like everything was a little wooden, a little cardboard, a little less than believable and real. The love interest, Alex, was okay enough, but why should Lena care about him, and why should I? As a reader, in order to take that leap with a character, we need to know why, we need to feel it. All I got was that he was a boy who payed attention to her, he winked, he smiled, he seemed a bit smarmy and she's hooked.
Now, yes, I get that's enough for a teenage infatuation, and it may be heightened by the taboo nature of it. I even get that his more easy manner reminded Lena of her mother, who was incurable. But for Lena, who has always been terrified of the deliria, which tore her world apart, and who has always looked forward to her procedure, and been so afraid of stepping out of the box, who is afraid to say, to even hear , the word love -- for her to completely flip and become reckless and passionate and all the other stuff that comes with being the things she's always feared The only way this really works for me, the only thing that would make me download it and appreciate it, was if it took the slant that the deliria was real and she'd become infected.
Otherwise, I have no choice but to think this is a cheesy, run of the mill YA romance where one look from a guy makes a girl throw her entire being out the window and become a swooning, fluttery mess with no relation to the person she once was, and who would die for the roguish boy she knows nothing about.
Which is, apparently, what every teenage girl is secretly waiting to do. Maybe the deliria is real. Reviewed December 19th, View all 54 comments. Feb 14, Olivia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Before I begin, let me start by warning anyone who has placed this book on their To-Read Shelf: Do not plan on accomplishing anything productive for approximately 24 hours after starting the book.
You have been warned. And for anyone who did not read this warning in time, you are more than welcome to join my sleep-deprived sob fest. If only I knew what I was getting myself into when I first picked up the book. For the past sixty-four years, love was considered a disease which impaired reason and Before I begin, let me start by warning anyone who has placed this book on their To-Read Shelf: For the past sixty-four years, love was considered a disease which impaired reason and posed a threat to society.
A cure was established to protect United States citizens from the debilitating effects of the illness. At the age of 18, each person is required to undergo a procedure, permanently curing them from the sickness. The story follows year-old Lena Haloway, who grew up in Portland, Maine with her aunt and uncle. Lena anxiously counts down the days until her procedure, anticipating the moment she can join the other "cureds" with excitement.
This excitement quickly fades as Lena herself succumbs to the disease, becoming hopelessly entangled in a forbidden romance. I have to admire Oliver for the creative spin she placed on American society when establishing this dystopian world.
She managed to create a plausible universe in which love had been almost completely eradicated. I felt a pang of sorrow each time Oliver highlighted the emotionless shell of a community in which parents exhibited no compassion for their children and married couples exchanged no signs of affection for one another.
Such examples reveal the underlying theme: More importantly, Oliver's writing was flawless.
She vividly described each scene, allowing readers to visualise each event as it occurred. Through her writing, Oliver also evokes a vast array of emotions from her readers. When Lena is enraged, readers are fuming.
When she breaks down, crying hysterically, readers are right there, sobbing along with her. Her feelings of love, betrayal, and loss transcend all boundaries, lodging themselves in the hearts of readers around the world. Lena's characterization, although less than stellar at times, does have its perks. Above all, Lena treasures her family and friends.
She is terrified at the thought of losing her best friend, Hana, after her procedure. Lena, like the rest of society, was convinced that love was dangerous and potentially life threatening.
After experiencing the effects of the disease firsthand, she comes to the startling realization that love is harmless. Lena was determined to discover the truth, no matter how heartbreaking the truth may be.
On the other hand, Lena is not the epitome of perfection - no properly characterized protagonist should be. She struggles to move on from her past, particularly her mother's suicide. Her mother gave up her life for the ones she loved, and Lena is more than willing to do the same. But she continues to visualize her mother leaping from a cliff and slowly falling into the tumultuous waters below a rather frequently mentioned event throughout the book.
Additionally, Lena compares herself to a princess who is waiting for her prince to save her. Yes, she outright states this comparison and is not ashamed to do so. Unfortunately, the concept of a damsel in distress does not appeal to the majority of teens in this day and age, myself included. They would prefer to read about a strong, independent, female protagonist who does not rely on others to come to her rescue.
I think we've all outgrown Disney movies at this point. Lastly, there was the slightly overwhelming ending that left me shaking and speechless.
My mother was only slightly concerned when she found me sitting on the floor, rocking back and forth and suffering from mild shock. To avoid giving away the ending, let's just say it was Life changing. Shall I continue, or let you form your own opinion? It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.
Oct 13, Evgnossia O'Hara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Review was originally published on my blog Through the Chapters What if we had to live in an alternative universe? What if this universe would be the same but not exactly equivalent to ours? What if it would be illegal to feel anything?
What if love would be considered as a mortal sin? What if we had to spend almost all our lives not as human beings but something in between, since everything that breathes into us humanity would not exist at all?
What if…? Is it even possible to be depriv Review was originally published on my blog Through the Chapters What if we had to live in an alternative universe? Is it even possible to be deprived of all the emotions? Well, according to Lauren Oliver is it and she describes this effectively in her book.
Oliver has conceived this idea, a world without love or any kind of emotions, to give us the chance to feel and to picture ourselves in this dystopian world.
It was extremely interesting and at the same time intimidating to read and to picture this system. Her descriptions are so realistic and so stunning that the story absorbs completely the mind and the emotions of the audience, making it impossible to put this book down.
One point that I cannot overlook, is the beginning of each chapter. Oliver gives us some history about the world that she brings into life through some made-up historical, religious facts. Those facts add to the story some reasoning and comprehension, as they make it more easy to understand all the struggle of our main characters to feel what they try, so desperately, to suppress. To put it differently, they were cold and apathetic like robots or even worse.
This moment send chills through all my body for the frightful and unbearable thought, that maybe the world that Oliver describes, is not as imaginary as it may seem. Indeed, there are so many people who prefer to live on the autopilot in order to avoid not only love but also the change in their everyday lives. Unfortunately, for many people an ordinary life without a purpose or even the absence of the willing to have a purpose, is more preferable and an easy one to live in.
The resistance to change and the indifference towards our fellow humans suggest a world, where the inhabitants prefer to stay in their comfort zones and pretend that this is the way things work in the world, and we are not able to change them. Yet, we are the ones who have the power to change every injustice. In the final analysis, this story is not only about the absence of love.
It is a story about the importance of friendship, family and hope in dark times. It is a journey of each one of us, from the fear to feel to the perception of the human essence to be able to experience love, happiness, pain and sadness at their greatest point.
It teaches us to embrace the difference and to fight for being able to choose our life and our fate, a right which belongs to us since time immemorial. View all 10 comments.
This has all the elements of being a very exciting story, but sad to say, it isn't. The last fifty pages lift it from a two star, barely, but can't save the entirety of the book. First of all, it's simply too long for what is in here. The storyline isn't bad, but it's far too minutely descriptive and all I can think is, well, this is going to be stretched out to fill three books so, of course, it's overly descriptive.
Something has to fill all those pages. Too bad it isn't the story, but street b This has all the elements of being a very exciting story, but sad to say, it isn't. Too bad it isn't the story, but street by street bicycling and walking or running. And the sights and smells over and over and over. There are some things that are described in almost the same way several times. This is unneccessary.
And while we're on the subject of unneccessary, I know that Lena is five foot, two. I got that the first time I was told and it didn't need repetition. It was not in need of repetition. Or to put it a little differently while still giving you the same information again: This whole story could have been tightened up and more than likely the whole proposed three installments would fit within the pages of one book.
I get it, I really do.
Why write one book when you can hook readers into three? I mean, it's three sales, three times the money, so kudos to the author on that, but the story really needs to be strong enough to make readers keep coming back for more. And, as usual, it ends on something of a cliff-hanger so, as a reader, I'm left disappointed.
However, there are things that I really liked about the story and for which I applaud Lauren Oliver and which make me think she's capable of better than what's here. The chapter headings with quotes from The Book of SHHH , nursery rhymes, playground chants, Comprehensive Compilation of Dangerous Words and Ideas , government pamphlets, schoolbooks and others are simply brilliant and add to the story in subtle ways.
Amor Deliria Nervosa sounds like what doctors might call love if they wanted to classify it as a disease. There are lots of little tidbits like this that are clever and creative and make me wish for more from this book. I also really like that she put in that indifference, not hate, is the opposite of love.
It's a thoughtful small conversation, but it is also the basis of the story. The government has decided that they prefer the people to be indifferent, uncaring, and I think that actually is rather profound. I did like the characters.
I've heard the complaint that Lena has no personality and I think that's true, but she lives in a society that having no personality is considered a good thing.
No one is encouraged to be different or have interests or feel passionate about anything so the fact that she's fairly unformed makes sense for the world she lives in. When she finally makes her choices, her life opens up and she finds a strength in herself. The character of Alex is well-drawn and his attraction to her makes sense.
I liked them together. One of the problems with the writing of the book is that the first few chapters introduce lots of characters and backstory and it's kind of a lot to slog through. And yet, even with all of that, too much isn't fully explained or developed. How did they come up with the idea that love is a disease? The action really doesn't pick up until the final hundred pages and then there are some surprises, but by that time I was already a bit bored.
Additionally, there are some continuity errors. When things like this happen, it stops the story for me. I have to go back and reference the information. In a book that repeats itself as much as this one does, you'd think it would be easy to keep the facts straight. For instance, Lena lives in a two-story house except that at one time she thinks that her aunt and uncle's whole apartment would fit in the living room of a house she's in.
Or she's playing in the ocean with Alex and it says how her shoes are filled with water several times, but she had kicked her shoes off when she got to the beach and she grabs them up to put back on when she runs out of the water. That was within a few pages so it should have been easy to keep that straight. The most flagrant one was the time left until Lena's cure which skips all around. When it's down to just seventeen days, her aunt says it's several weeks away. Seventeen days is two and a half weeks, not several.
Small things, I know, but it interrupted the flow of a story which was already dragging and not flowing well. I think it would have made for a much more interesting dynamic and Lena's choice would have been more dramatic had her paired boy been someone as good as or close to as good as Alex.
Instead we get this short guy who is snotty literally, he has allergies to everything, so he's full of snot , listless and unattractive to Lena. It would have added some tenson if he had been a possible choice, someone with whom she could at least be content. Not that I'm suggesting a love triangle, not at all, oh no, but I think her pair being someone less repulsive not that short guys are repulsive, but the mucus factor In this world you can be executed for breaking the rules and yet, Lena does so almost every day after she meets Alex.
At one point they are walking down the street together on opposite sides of the sidewalk to make it appear they aren't walking together. Um, how big exactly is this sidewalk? If I saw two people walking along side by side, I'd assume they are together, even if they are walking on opposite sides.
I had to read this over because I thought it was opposite sides of the street, but nope, sidewalk in broad daylight. This made no sense to me. Last, but not least, the motorcycle. While I do love me some hero riding in on a white horse or, in place of that, a shiny motorcycle, there needs to be at least a bit of dialogue on how this happened.
How about, "Where did you get this? At least give me this much or earlier in the book tell me he has a motorcyle. This came out of nowhere, almost a deus ex machina or, in this case, deus ex motorcycle. All in all, not a bad read, not the best. Will I read the next books? View all 63 comments. So a day before the release of Pandemonium , I finally get around to reading Delirium.
And after that devastating ending, my relief knows no bounds. Honestly, I hated Lena for most of the book. She's so damn weak and I couldn't help but So a day before the release of Pandemonium , I finally get around to reading Delirium.
She's so damn weak and I couldn't help but think that Hana would have been a much better heroine. I still partially feel that way, because Lena's character doesn't really fit in with the whole rebellion scenario, but I guess that's the entire point.
I really do hope Lena grows a backbone in Pandemonium though, one on her own, without the help of Alex and Hana. And Alex I like to think of him as an alternate version of Kent from Before I Fall.
I loved the latter so so much, but there wasn't enough of him in BIF, so I liked pretending Alex was actually Kent in spirit.
I'm deluded, I know. And like I felt with Lena, I didn't geniunely like Alex. He's great as far as heroes go, but a little too perfect. I would have continued like that for the rest of the series, I believe, had the ending not happened the way it did. But since it did happen that way, it made me view the guy as more than just some tasty fictional candy.
I know in my head that view spoiler [he can't actually be dead hide spoiler ] but my heart still cries over the possibility. Off to read Pandemonium now. Here's praying there won't be a love triangle and that view spoiler [Alex is alive! Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you—sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you would live forever.
They cannot take it. View all 3 comments. Oct 29, leni rated it did not like it Shelves: View all 22 comments. View all 13 comments. I had heard a lot of wonderful early buzz about Delirium.
I also heard about the buckets of tears that resulted from reading said book. I manned up a little before marking this one as "reading now" on my Nook.
In her flustered state Lena begins to answer the questions giving her honest opinions. She is aware that her chances of a normal life are slipping through her fingers with each bumbled answer she gives. Luckily for Lena, a stampede of cows begin to cause havoc in the building and interrupts her evaluation. She catches a glimpse of a young man laughing to himself as the cows run wild. She then notices markings on the cows, which suggest that this is the work of Invalids. Lena notices, the young man once again, she discovers that he is in security, with scars that show he had been cured.
Despite seeing his scars Lena grows fond of him. Deciding that she wants to have an incident-free summer, Lena chooses to put away her feelings for Alex. Meanwhile, her friend Hana has different intentions for the summer and invites Lena out to an underground party. After having an argument Lena decides to go to the party. The party is too much for her as the boys and girls are touching each other and drinking alcohol. The culture shock is really hard for her to digest and she is ready to leave.
He was born in the Wilds outside the city, and pretends to be cured in order to live undetected in the city and partake in the resistance. He offers Lena the means of escape from the procedure that will destroy her ability to love. While trying to gain Lena's love, he finds out about her past life and family.
When she mentions her "dead" mother and how she always kept a specific necklace with her, he knew who she was. Alex wanted to show Lena that her mother was alive. He brings her to the Crypts a place where people who have not obeyed the rules stay to show her that her mother was still alive.
When they find the room where her Mother is, they find it empty, with a life-size hole in the wall where the letter 'O' was, in the word LOVE. Ever since then, Lena thought that her whole childhood was a lie and wanted to leave the city and go to the Wilds.
Hena was jealous of Lena that she found her the love of her life and that she started to spend more time with Alex than Hena resulting in her telling on them to the regulators. While escaping regulators manage to shoot Alex, causing Lena to think that he is dead. She leaves the city and starts living in the Wilds, joining the rebels who oppose the procedure and the government.