It's a pretty poorly kept secret around RT BOOK REVIEWS that one of my favorite new names in YA is Lauren Oliver. I was impressed with the way that Lauren Oliver uses detail to reinforce the chilling realities in both her debut, Before I Fall, and this month's Delirium, two RT Top Picks!. After I finished each book, the premises remained on my mind for weeks.
So I jumped at the chance to talk to the author about the world of Delirium in this look at two dystopias that deal with teen love. One of my favorite things that Oliver said was about what surprised her the most about her dystopian world. She said it was, " ... how much damage can be inflicted by people who pretend to want the best for you. Nothing is more dangerous than someone who feels morally superior, because he/she will also never feel guilty."