Anyone that follows this blog knows I fell in love with the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver. It thrilled me to find Hana (Delirium #1.5), but took me a while to read it. I’m glad I finally got around to it.
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.
Hana is a fantastic short story that give readers a glimpse of the Delirium world through the eyes of Lena’s best friend. We now know what she was up to while Lena struggled with her feelings for Alex.
It’s perfectly paced and makes me long for Hana’s return. I hope Lauren Oliver includes her in the next installment of the series.