by Lauren Oliver
Genre: Dystopian, romance, young adult, adventure/action
Series: Delirium 3/3
Notes: girl, adventure, east coast, fast-paced, love triangle, two perspectives, best friends, changes, relatable, kinda slow
My Deduction: You gotta do what you gotta do.
Why:It’s a series or more specifically it’s the third and last book in a series. Hence, it is important that one who has read the previous two books appropriately completes the books. Otherwise, one day you’ll wake up as a creaky, old, elderly person and realize *gasp* “I never found out what happened in that one series with Lena and her two almost boyfriends that I can’t remember the name of now but if I don’t read the conclusion I may have a myocardial infarction. Actually, I may just have a myocardial infarction while reading the book… Oh well.
So that’s how that goes.
Anyway, that’s why I phrased my deduction as I did. Requiem shows how much Lena has changed since the beginning of the series and creates greater distance between Lena and her former BFF Hana which actually is quite sad. Lena spends a great deal of time in the dark about Hana which is even more depressing now that I think of it, but the way the book is written doesn’t elaborate on this heart wrenching event. Instead, it focuses on how Lena is lusting after Julian while wanting to be with Alex (who actually doesn’t want her now). So yeah, high school stuff except they live in the “Wilds” and eat a lot of weird grains and nuts and such.
I like that the reader gets to hear two sides to the story because it really brings out the fact that Hana who had the surgery to cure the Deliria actually has the short end of the stick. This brings up the fact that this book can teach the reader many important lessons. Everyone’s “perfect lives” are not always completely perfect because Hana has all the money in the world and is the golden child of the city yet is going to be married to an abusive man (with a lot of money, but still uncaring). Also a large part of the story is standing up for what you believe and individualism. Lena and the others dare to oppose the government, always a difficult thing to do, and pay for their debts heavily along the way. The ending of this series in Requiem doesn’t exactly wrap up the storyline, but I think it gives a good ending to the overall story. If you know what I mean. The book is an easy read and goes by quite quickly.
If you enjoyed this book, try:The Selection by Kiera Cass