Rereading Delirium

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I read Delirium by Lauren Oliver a few years ago, and loved it.  I was trying to decide which books I would recommend to a friend, and realized how much I loved this one and wanted to reread it myself. So I did, and I can't get over the amazing writing. The writing is so beautiful, even more so than I remembered.

If you haven't read it yet, you really should before the third book Requiem, comes out in a few months. I will post a review of my thoughts compared to the first time I read it.

Here are some of my favourite quotes:

“Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That's what it is: an edge; a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.”

“And now I know why they invented words for love, why they had to: It's the only thing that can come close to describing what I feel in that moment, the baffling mixture of pain and pleasure and fear and joy, all running sharply through me at once.”

“You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to come to earth. People who love in a world without walls, people who love into hate, into refusal, against hope, and without fear.

I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.”


  1. You are making me realize that I need to reread this one. I feel like I have so many books I should revisit, but I'm also swamped with new ones. Gah too many books.


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