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by Lauren Oliver | Read by Sarah Drew

In Oliver’s dystopian world, America has become a society in which some Americans consider love a disease to be cured. Lena and Hana recount their separate adventures in the battle for control of Portland, Maine. Hana’s loveless pairing with Fred and Lena’s breakup with Alex test the girls’ emotional fortitude. Narrator Sarah Drew captures the characters’ encounters with a world gone horribly awry. Her thrumming pace accentuates the story’s heartbreaking conflict and at certain points seethes with desperation. Drew’s memorable characters compel one’s full attention as they move relentlessly to their individual destinies. The production ends with comments from Drew on narrating this production. Her reading makes a powerful impact. C.A. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine