Title: Hana (Delirium #1.5)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Format: Paperback (HarperCollins | Borrowed)
Summary (Goodreads): 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 thoughts: Another beautiful novella to accompany the delirium series. I just can’t get enough of them. Yeap. That basically explains how much I love this book. And this book is written in Lena’s friend — Hana’s POV and its based on a small portion of Delirium. And that portion was when Hana was acting suspicious and gettin on the wild side. Going to forbidden parties hosted by people who were infected with the deliria. And when I was reading the first, I didnt quite understand what’s going on behind Hana’s mind and I wished I know what made her behave this way as in the first book Lena thought of her to be crazy and irrational. Which made me question is Hana really someone like that or is Lena becoming another person such that she carried such thoughts of Hana. And after reading this novella, I realized that both girls are indeed changing and trying to hide the change which causes clashes between each other and kind of affected their friendship until Hana found out about Lena’s secret and everything went back to normal. I really enjoy this novellas but I hoped that they could be longer or Lauren Oliver could have combined them with the main books.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
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