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Before I Fall is one of only a few I haven't read by Lauren Oliver, though my students recommend it highly. I didn't expect to, but I really enjoyed the Delirium series. I usually don't go for the strong-female-protagonist-in-an-oppressive-world books, but this series was so well-written and the characters had a real human quality missing from so many dystopian series. I also really liked Panic, about a group of high school seniors who compete in a game of dares for the cash prize that might deliver them from their go-nowhere town. So much YA fiction focuses on middle-class or well-off teens and their angst--it was refreshing to read to find a story where the teens had ambitions, but little means to accomplish them, and what that might prompt them to do. I'm looking forward to going back and reading Before I Fall, as well as her new one, Replica.
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I thought the Delirium series was alright, but I definitely preferred Before I Fall. Before I Fall was the reason I picked up Delirium in the first place, so I'm glad I happened across it first!
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I was in a bookstore and Before I Fall and If I stay by Gayle Forman were next to each other. I ended up only purchasing If I Stay, but remembered the authors name and bought Delirium. It was the book that caused me to read her work and now she is my favorite author. Its a really great book. On of her best.
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I have the Delirium series on my TBR and for some reason I'm just not getting around to it. Same with Vanishing Girls and Replica. In fact, I own all of these! If they're any bit as good as Before I Fall I'm sure I'll like them, I just haven't made them a priority yet.
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I have read the Delirium series. It was a fascinating concept, however, I found the romances to be cheesy and the characters lacking.
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I have only read before I Fall, but I am interested in looking into her other books now.
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Lovely read, I had a great time reading it. Picked up a few words too.
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I've heard Lauren Oliver's name being dropped quite often, and I downloaded the sample Panic because it was one of her books where I instantly loved the premise, but I still haven't bought it. I'm afraid of the few people who say it's not that great, and I don't want to be disappointed. I'm starting to think it's time to take the leap.