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.-Goodreads.com
Beware. If you pick up this book you will not be able to stop reading until you finish all three books. Typically, it takes me months, if not years, to finish a series because I like to read so many different books, but I couldn't do that with this series. I finished this book and had to start the next book the same day. I was addicted. The world that Lena lives in is a word of structured society that outlaws love. I cannot imagine such a world, but Ms. Oliver captured this place spot on. Her writing flowed across the pages like care-free petals in the wind. It was truly beautiful. I don't often look at the writing at a whole and say "Wow this is beautiful," but this book really was. I loved every second I spent in this world. The characters, plot, and conflict were just icing on the cake.
Ahh these characters were so amazing. Lena was a strong protagonist. Not in the physical sense, but rather mentally strong. That's not always a easy thing to find in YA books. Main leads are typically kick-butt warrior types or weak, defenseless blonds. Lena was a perfect, realistic median. Her inner conflict between leaving her home or leaving her love was portrayed in a realistic way. She thought about both choices and I could understand why she made the decision that she did. I would have chosen the same. I love Alex like Lena did. I really wish I could have gotten to know him more. Lena's best friend, Hanna, and relatives were also very interesting. Every character added to the story and each contributed differently to Lena's conflict.