Books | Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian
The first book in Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose. In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn't about to make the same mistake.But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the Wilds who lives under the government's radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?
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"I've been going through the dystopian novels I didn't get around to in my youth and this one is not great. The world and its rules are incredibly inconsistent. The concept of adults having their ability to love removed was interesting but pretty underdeveloped. It didn't seem to affect their ability to raise normal children or experience any other emotion. The book was honestly so boring I listened to is at x3 speed and it still dragged. Our lead Lena did act like a teenager at least."
"@jamiyah_langevine Ok so… the government is corrupt and has declared love an actual disease that causes wars and stuff so the government made you get this surgery when you turn 18 to make it so you couldn’t love anymore and if you were caught like kissing someone or smt you would be shot or dragged away to get surgery. This girl named Lina is ready to get this surgery but then she falls in love and then things get crazy"