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Pandemonium

Pandemonium
eAudio
Oliver, Lauren, 1982-
Copies: 1

After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive "the cure"--an operation that makes them immune to love--but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters.
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Control No. 863495
ISBN 9780307968784 (electronic audio bk.)
ISBN 0307968782 (electronic audio bk.)
Author Oliver Lauren 1982
Title Pandemonium -- [electronic resource] / -- Lauren Oliver.
Publisher Information New York : -- HarperCollinsPublishers, -- 2012.
Physical Description 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Series Statement Delirium trilogy ; -- bk.2
General Note Sequel to: Delirium.
General Note Electronic audio file.
Participant or Performer Note Read by Sarah Drew.
Summary After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their oppressive society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive "the cure"--an operation that makes them immune to the delirium of love--but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters, and although she is bereft without the boy she loves, her struggles seem to be leading her toward a new love.
Subject Government Resistance to Fiction Young adult literature Sound recordings
Subject Love stories Young adult literature Sound recordings
Subject Audiobooks
Subject Downloadable audio books
Subject Young adult literature Sound recordings
Alternate Author Drew Sarah
Alternate Author OverDrive Inc
Alternate Author Oliver Lauren 1982
Electronic Location http://overdrive.youranswerplace.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3EFBD110-7BBE-478E-818C-32B936C0975B
Electronic Location Excerpt -- http://excerpts.contentreserve.com/FormatType-25/1191-1/593602-Pandemonium.wma
Electronic Location Excerpt -- http://excerpts.contentreserve.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/593602-Pandemonium.mp3




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Annotation 1 After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive "the cure"--an operation that makes them immune to love--but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters.

Annotation 2 I'm pushing aside
the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana
and my old school,
push,
push,
push,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Annotation 3 I'm pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do.The old life is dead.But the old Lena is dead too.I buried her.I left her beyond a fence,behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Annotation 4 I’m pushing aside
the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana
and my old school,
push,
push,
push,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

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 reviews (7)


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Fall
Delirium, the first book in the trilogy, introduced a dystopia in which love is a deadly disease to be eradicated. Chaos reigns as Lena begins working for the resistance and is swept into a battle for freedom. Plenty of action and rising stakes move the story briskly along; the cliffhanger ending offers some rewards while anticipating more dramatic turns to come.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2012 #6
Drew excels in her narration of the second book in Oliver's dystopian trilogy set in a society where love is a surgically preventable disease and those infected are exiled, imprisoned, or worse. Pandemonium's narrative alternates chapters between the days immediately following Lena's escape into the Wilds and a present day that sees her joining the Resistance in New York. Spoken chapter headers differentiate each shift in time and are paramount to the listener's comprehension. Further immersing listeners in Lena's world are Drew's distinct voices, most affectingly that of Raven, the leader of Lena's newfound clan in the Wilds; Drew's gravelly, rough tone evokes the grit of the character and never falters. Voices representing the dystopian society's authority figures are adeptly amorphous -- they've all drunk the Kool-Aid, as it were -- and Drew's interpretation of the bored, unfeeling inflection of the Cureds is spot on. Finally, Lena's narrative crackles with passion and urgency, perfectly befitting a protagonist who realizes early on that if she wants to be a lover, she'll have to be a fighter, too. allison e. cole Copyright 2012 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2012 #2
The first book in the trilogy, Delirium (rev. 3/11), introduced a dystopian America in which love, "amor deliria nervosa," is a deadly disease to be eradicated. In this aptly named sequel, chaos reigns as Lena begins a new life in the Wilds and is swept into the war between Deliria-Free America and the growing resistance. The old Lena is dead, buried in the fire and ashes that took her beloved Alex during their botched escape attempt. The new Lena, callused and lean from the endless scrabble for food and shelter outside the bordered communities, survives a bitter winter with the other toughened Invalids -- those uncured from the deliria and therefore still capable of feeling. She re-enters the city under a false identity, working for the resistance. While following orders to tail Julian Fineman, the youth leader of the DFA, she and Julian are both attacked and imprisoned underground. In their battle for freedom, Lena discovers unexpected inner strength and, incredibly, another chance at love. The suspenseful page-turner takes readers into the heart of a harsh new world where Lena and her friends fight for the survival of humanity. Plenty of action and rising stakes move the story briskly from one twist to the next; the cliffhanger ending offers some rewards while anticipating more dramatic turns to come. lauren adams Copyright 2012 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

Kirkus Reviews 2012 January #1
It's been six months since readers first met 17-year-old Lena Haloway, desperately in love in a world that considers such feelings an infection to be permanently and irrevocably "cured." This much-anticipated sequel to Delirium (2011) picks up right where the first novel left off, with Lena and Alex's only partially successful attempt to escape to "the Wilds." Lena, alone, heartbroken and near death, must reach deep within herself to find the strength and the will to survive. "Step by step--and then, inch by inch," she is reborn. The story of Lena's new life as a rebel Invalid, determined to honor the memory of Alex by fighting for a world in which love is no longer considered a capital offense, is told through a series of flashbacks and present-day accounts that will leave readers breathless. The stakes only get higher when Lena realizes she has feelings for someone new. The novel's success can be attributed to its near pitch-perfect combination of action and suspense, coupled with the subtler but equally gripping evolution of Lena's character. 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. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up) Copyright Kirkus 2012 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.

LJ Reviews Newsletter
Here is the sequel to the "love hurts" dystopia, Delirium, a strong series start that appeared last spring. In Lena's world, love is both a disease and a crime, eradicated by means of an inoculating surgery that fosters a society of emotionless zombies. After the loss of her true love, Alex, Lena makes her way into the Wilds and joins the organized resistance. From there, she is sent on a mission to New York to attract the attention of the establishment's favorite son, Julian Fineman. The sheltered poster-child for DFA-Deliria Free America-Julian has no experience with emotion until a forced confinement with Lena brings out his human nature and thaws her grieving heart. The cliffhanger ending ramps up the stakes in a story that continues to deliver. Oliver will be at BEA with her new middle-grade book, The Spindlers, to be published in October. Readers will have to wait until 2013 for Requiem, in whichLena's and Julian's fates will be revealed. - "35 Going on 13" LJ Reviews 5/17/12 (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

SLJ Reviews 2012 March

Gr 9 Up—Following directly on the heels of Delirium (HarperCollins, 2011), Pandemonium is equally riveting. It shifts back and forth between "then," as readers discover how Lena adapts to her life in the Wilds even as she grieves for Alex, and "now" where she is infiltrating the DFA, an organization committed to offering the "cure" to all citizens regardless of their age in spite of the known risks to anyone under the age of 18. She begins to have feelings for Julian, the son of the leader of the DFA, when they are incarcerated together following a mass demonstration. They discover they have more in common than they could have imagined despite their initial mutual antipathy and distrust. Oliver's descriptions of life in the unregulated Wilds with its deprivations and dangers are powerful and vivid. The characters are fully realized and heartbreakingly human. The underlying theme that love will win out regardless of prohibition is a powerful idea that will speak to teens. Readers who gravitate toward dystopian literature with high-stakes action and flawed humans who are willing to risk all for their ideals will enjoy this novel and eagerly await the next one in the trilogy.—Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK

[Page 170]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

VOYA Reviews 2011 December
The story begun in Delirium (HarperTeen, 2011/VOYA April 2011) continues: A rebellion is brewing within a nation determined to eradicate the disease of love, and eighteen-year-old Lena Halloway has a role in it. Lena was eager to be "cured" by the mandated procedure, until she met Alex, fell in love, and attempted to escape with him to the Wilds. Now Lena finds herself helpless, sick, and alone. A group of Invalids, led by the tenacious Raven, cares for Lena until she is recovered enough to join their resistance movement. Her assignment: Re-cross the border into a new city where she will closely watch Julian Fineman, the seemingly perfect spokesperson and youth leader of the Deliria-Free America organization. When Lena and Julian are kidnapped together, held underground by unknown captors, Lena discovers the power plays that dominate her world—from the secrets of her companions in the Wild to the private lives of public figures influencing the country. All the while, deliria courses through Lena's veins as dreams of her mother and Alex haunt her day and night Alternating the narrative between the hardships of Lena's recent past and the action-packed present, Lauren Oliver heightens the suspense and deepens the complexity of both the story and the characters. Lena is, at this point in the story, more like Tally Youngblood of the Uglies series than Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games books: Lacking both finesse and conviction, she is embroiled in a compelling plot that renders her not exceptional, but promising. Whether Lena matures into a strong heroine remains to be seen, but after this second book, fans of Oliver and of dystopian fiction will be clamoring for the final installment of the trilogy.—Joanna Lima 4Q 4P J S Copyright 2011 Voya Reviews.

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 author biography


Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller before i fall, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She followed that up with delirium, the first book in her bestselling, heart-stopping trilogy. Look for both of these titles on audio from Listening Library.



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