Published: February 7, 2012
Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.
This is one of those books where your eyes second guess what they are reading. Because how can anyone write such a wonderful story. It is filled with heart warming advice, love and friendship.
The story revolves around a girl named
lives in a society where love is considered a disease--amor deliria nervosa.
Ummm Say What!? I don't think I can ever imagine a life without love. Love is
in so many things. It keeps people together and gives a reason for people to
live. I will admit this story is very unsettling and tragic. I am completely
awed at Oliver's creation of the plot, the characters, and most of all the
politics that surround this society. This society will lay the smackdown on
anyone who is in love. When teens reach a certain age the society brings them
together and injects them with a serum that causes them to lose the emotion of
love. Then the teens are programmed into the computer to pick the perfect match
for them to marry.
Overall, a very fascinating topic to read. Oliver created a wonderful world with an intense topic. I mean they are literally going to remove LOVE from her brain. It is just so scary and disturbing that something like this can ever happen. The characters were fun to connect with and I enjoyed reading how their story unfolded.