|Hana: A Delirium Short Story|
by Lauren Oliver
Summary from Goodreads:
"In the world of Delirium, love is a disease. And like all eighteen-year-olds, Lena and Hana must take the cure.
At the start of their last summer of freedom, they were the closest of friends. Until Hana made a decision that tore them apart... In Delirium, we heard from Lena. Now, Hana gets to tell her side of the story. And nothing is what we first thought.
Hana is a powerful, moving and beautifully told original eBook short story, with a shocking twist that will leave you with your heart in your mouth."
One of the things I love about short stories (that’s partly involved in a series) is the change in perspective. True, I’ve come to love the main characters but having the experience of seeing a different side of any story is a breath of fresh air.
Now onto Hana. I don’t think I need to voice out how fabulous Lauren Oliver writes anymore, lyrical and sweet but not too deep in thought that readers might struggle to understand.
I find this book to be more serious than Delirium. For one, Delirium may be heartbreaking... it does not compare to the surprise I’ve discovered with Hana. The all but loyal friend that Lena sees has a dark side leering unknowingly. While my heart pains for Lena and Alex, I always know that things may still change in I haven’t lost hope in both of them, with Hana however, I feel betrayed and hurt. The story had its sort of finality in Hana’s decision.
Seeing Hana’s side of the story, of course I couldn’t help the altering of my impression over her. But at the same time I still want to know more of how her actions affected her later.
I know I won’t see much(or any at all) of Hana in Pandemonium but I hope to so at any given point of time in the future.