Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hana by Lauren Oliver

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.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads.)

My Thoughts:
Hana was a great short story. I liked that the reader got Hana's point of view, and we got some insight into why she did some of the crazy things that she did in Delirium. The author was very detailed in expressing her emotions, such as when she felt that she and Lena were starting to grow apart. The end of the story leaves off at a crucial point in Delirium. I would like to know what happens to Hana after she is cured, while Lena is away in Pandemonium. I'm hoping Lauren Oliver will eventually write a short ebook about that. This is a great read, and jives with the story perfectly.

I give Hana: 5/5.

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I bought this ebook from Amazon for the Kindle, and was in no way compensated for this review.


  1. Wow this sounds like a good read - and ironically enough, you aren't the only one of my bloggers that I follow to review it recently, so I think I need to check it out! :) I linked your post to my blog today: