Brilliant! From the minute intricacies of the heroine’s love for running to the shades of gray which she begins to see as she realizes that all is not as it seems in her society, Oliver’s sophomore novel is a beautiful, rich story.
Lena is anxiously awaiting the cure for falling in love, which she is due to receive in 95 days. In modern society scientists have eradicated love with a simple medical procedure. But after her best friend introduces her to some of the society’s outlawed art, Lena begins to question everything. Soon she is engaged in an illicit friendship that blossoms into love. With the clock ticking, Lena must decide if she will take the cure society offers, or set out on a much more dangerous path. (HARPERCOLLINS, Feb., 448 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780061726828, HC, 14 & Up)