Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven (Delirium Trilogy)

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Author: Oliver, Lauren

Brand: Harpercollins

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 224

Release Date: 05-03-2013

Details: Product Description For the first time, Lauren Oliver's short stories about characters in the Delirium world appear in print. Originally published as digital novellas, Hana, Annabel, and Raven each center around a fascinating and complex character who adds important information to the series and gives it greater depth. This collection also includes an excerpt from Requiem, the final novel in Oliver's New York Times bestselling series. Hana is told through the perspective of Lena's best friend, Hana Tate. Set during the tumultuous summer before Lena and Hana are supposed to be cured, this story is a poignant and revealing look at a moment when the girls' paths diverge and their futures are altered forever. Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost from Lena's past—until now. Her journey from teenage runaway to prisoner of the state is a taut, gripping narrative that expands the Delirium world and illuminates events—and Lena—through a new point of view. And as the passionate, fierce leader of a rebel group in the Wilds, Raven plays an integral role in the resistance effort and comes into Lena's life at a crucial time. Crackling with intensity, Raven is a brilliant story told in the voice of one of the strongest and most tenacious characters in the Delirium world. From Booklist Oliver appropriately dedicates this slender collection to the many fans of the Delirium series—the ones who will fully appreciate the connective tissue offered up by these three tales from the perspectives of supporting characters. “Hana” runs alongside the time line of Delirium (2011) and shows that Lena’s best friend was more like her than readers suspected. The middle story, “Annabel,” is the strongest, and details Lena’s mother’s 11 years in “the Crypts,” where she is constructing an escape rope with the help of a sympathetic security guard. “Raven” follows the fiery revolutionary as she spends 8 years in the Wilds, heading toward a daring rescue of Lena while falling in love with the inscrutable Tank. All three stories intercut between past and present, allowing plenty of opportunity for Oliver to employ her patented yearning prose. The downside to this is that the three voices sound rather similar. The upside, however, is that character development, not romance, takes center stage, making this a worthy, quick read for series devotees. Grades 9-12. --Daniel Kraus Review Praise for REQUIEM: “Is there a theme more perfect for YA readers than choosing what you want from life rather than being told?” ( Booklist) Praise for PANDEMONIUM: “From the grief-stricken shell of her former self to a nascent refugee and finally to a full-fledged resistance fighter, Lena’s strength and the complexity of her internal struggles will keep readers up at night.” ( Kirkus Reviews (starred review)) Praise for PANDEMONIUM: “This is a romance in the purest of senses, where just the longing for the faintest taste of love is worth the greatest of risks. Like all successful second volumes, this expands the world and ups the stakes, setting us up for the big finale.” ( Booklist) Praise for PANDEMONIUM: “Following directly on the heels of Delirium, Pandemonium is equally riveting. The underlying theme that love will win out regardless of prohibition is a powerful idea that will speak to teens.” (School Library Journal) Praise for Delirium: “In [Oliver’s] dystopian America, love has been outlawed as the life-threatening source of all discord. Lena’s gradual awakening is set against a convincing backdrop of totalitarian horror. The abrupt ending leaves enough unanswered questions to set breathless readers up for volume two of this trilogy.” ( Kirkus Reviews (starred review)) Praise for Delirium: “Strong characters, a vivid portrait of the lives of teens in a repressive society, and nagging questions that can be applied to our world today make this book especially compelling and discussable.” (School Library Journal (starred review)) Praise for Deliriu

EAN: 9780062267788

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: New