Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hana (Delirium #1.5)

Author: Lauren Oliver
Goodreads Rating: 3.71
My Rating: 4/5
Pages: 64

Although not technically a book, I think this story was really awesome, but you should only read it if you have read the first book in the series. If you choose to read it without having first read Delirium, be prepared to be confused, or at least read my review first. 

Goodreads Synopses:

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 review after the jump!

Okay, so this is going to be really short because this story was, well, really short. I liked this story better then the book, but only slightly and thats because this story had more of an arch, but not totally. And if I give any kind of credit to Oliver (and there is plenty of credit to give) its for her ability to write a dramatic ending. 

I found myself not really liking Hana's way of thinking just because she seemed so judgmental and even worse, just a terrible friend. I really don't want to give away the ending because it was really a surprise ending. Gosh I'm terrible at this whole review thing because I don't want to tell you what the end was, so I guess you just have to know that the ending is what makes this a four star short story.

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