Friday, June 1, 2012

REVIEW: HANA (Delirium 1.5) by Lauren Oliver

Hana (Delirium, #1.5)
Lauren Oliver's riveting, original digital story set in the world of her New York Times bestseller Delirium.

The summer before they're supposed to be cured of the ability to love, best friends Lena and Hana begin to drift apart. While Lena shies away from underground music and parties with boys, Hana jumps at her last chance to experience the forbidden. For her, the summer is full of wild music, dancing—and even her first kiss.

But on the surface, Hana must be a model of perfect behavior. She meets her approved match, Fred Hargrove, and glimpses the safe, comfortable life she’ll have with him once they marry. As the date for her cure draws ever closer, Hana desperately misses Lena, wonders how it feels to truly be in love, and is simultaneously terrified of rebelling and of falling into line.

In this digital story that will appeal to fans of Delirium and welcome new admirers to its world, readers will come to understand scenes from Delirium through Hana's perspective. Hana is a touching and revealing look at a life-changing and tumultuous summer.

My Thoughts:

Some of you may know that Delirium is one of my favorite books. It is beautiful and scary and inspiring and Lauren Oliver brings all of those things to her short story Hana.  We get a unique glimpse into Hana's world while Lena is falling for Alex.

It was really fascinating to find out what was going on in Hana's life during Delirium, and also eye opening. Throughout Delirium Lena feels that Hana is more beautiful, more daring, more brave; however, after glimpsing Hana's story, it's more like the opposite is revealed.

It's a short story, so I do not want to give anything away even though it retraces the time period of Delirium there is a brand new view here. And after all is said and done, I'm so sure I like Hana anymore.

This is a must read for Delirium fans and I strongly suggest reading it right in between Delirium and Pandemonium.

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