In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn't about to make the same mistakes. But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the wilds who lives under the government's radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?
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by Lauren Oliver
by Oliver North
by Oliver Goldsmith
by Ben Oliver
by Lauren Dane
"Lena will receive her cure in 95 days. So in just over three months, she'll be safe from the deliria. Then she'll have a government-approved marriage match and will never feel pain, hate, or the most forbidden emotion: love. Sarah Drew perfectly exudes Lena's confused emotions, especially her passion, as she learns to feel. As Lena slowly becomes more aware of the world around her and learns its secrets and horrors, Drew masterfully infuses the story with tension and fraught emotions. Tender moments between Lena and her secret boyfriend, Alex, allow Drew to create warm vignettes amid the depictions of Lena's life in a rigidly controlled society. Ultimately, Lena's transformation from a timid teen to a brave young woman who faces innumerable dangers will leave listeners eager for the next volume in this dystopian trilogy. J.M. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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