Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Dissecting Books: Lena Holoway- Delirium

Lena Holoway is a teenager who never goes against the rules. She never went against the government-mandated cure, let alone even dare think about going against it. Lena had been looking forward to receiving the cure that would prevent the delirium of love, it would lead to a safe and "happy" life. Just ninety-five days before Lena's eighteenth birthday and treatment, she falls in love.

"They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever
And I've always believed them.
Until now.
Now everything has changed.
Now, I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie."

Lena and I have a lot in common. One of the things being that we are not easily convinced about something we do not believe in. In the start of this book Lena believes that the best there could ever be is getting the cure and almost loses her best friend due to her beliefs. Throughout the book she faces some hardships and starts realizing that the cure will not only ruin her life but change her completely as a person, she would no longer care about anything or feel the slightest bit of empathy. She then goes against the government and stands up for her now current beliefs.
Overall, to me and to you Lena may be a normal character but to this dystopian society, she is definitely abnormal as she decided to stand against the law.

2 comments:

  1. I like the way you told the summary of the book! I'm going to read it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it!

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    1. Thanks! It's an amazing book and I really recommend it to anyone who has an interest in dystopian societies and different interpretations of the future!

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