by Lauren Oliver

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This captivating digital original story set in the world of Lauren Oliver's New York Times bestselling Delirium series focuses on Alex, Lena's first love.

When Alex sacrificed himself to save Lena, he thought he was committing himself to certain death, but what he got was almost worse. Imprisoned and tortured by the guards, his mind forces him to relive a past he would rather forget. But in the dark he grows stronger. Both hopeful and terrified, he fights to find his way back to her and the love he still clings to.

In this digital story that will appeal to fans of Delirium and welcome new admirers to its world, readers will learn of Alex's time after the events of Delirium, as well as the dark past that he has tried to forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062380197
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Series: Delirium Series , #4
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 29
Sales rank: 106,127
File size: 990 KB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lauren Oliver is the cofounder of media and content development company Glasstown Entertainment, where she serves as the President of Production.

She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica and Lauren's bestselling first novel, Before I Fall, were acquired by Awesomeness Films. Before I Fall was adapted into a major motion picture starring Zoey Deutch. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, garnering a wide release from Open Road Films that year.

Oliver is a 2012 E. B. White Read-Aloud Award nominee for her middle-grade novel Liesl & Po, as well as author of the middle-grade fantasy novel The Spindlers and The Curiosity House series, co-written with H.C. Chester. She has written one novel for adults, Rooms.

Oliver co-founded Glasstown Entertainment with poet and author Lexa Hillyer. Since 2010, the company has developed and sold more than fifty-five novels for adults, young adults, and middle-grade readers. Some of its recent titles include the New York Times bestseller Everless, by Sara Holland; the critically acclaimed Bonfire, authored by the actress Krysten Ritter; and The Hunger by Alma Katsu, which received multiple starred reviews and was praised by Stephen King as “disturbing, hard to put down” and “not recommended…after dark.”

Oliver is a narrative consultant for Illumination Entertainment and is writing features and TV shows for a number of production companies and studios.

Oliver received an academic scholarship to the University of Chicago, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from New York University.

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Alex 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sixteen pages. I did like getting Alex's perspective, but 16 pages?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book appears to be a 50 page novella but then it just stops after 16 pages?! It felt unfinished. Waste of money.
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MyndiL More than 1 year ago
So, this is the only book I didn't read in chronological order.  I didn't know about this addition to the series until I'd already read most of it, so I saved it for last.  Normally, I'm a firm believer in reading things in chronological order, but in this case I think it was better that I didn't.  I liked not knowing what happened to Alex while in the middle of the series, but it was very nice to be able to go back and see what he was going through while Lena was on her own adventure after losing him.  I definitely think that people who read the series will enjoy this insight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
Alex is the last of the Delirium novellas, letting us get to know Alex through his own eyes instead of through Lena's.  Most of it told of his time in the crypts and then his escape.  It was interesting to see his character change during his time away, but it made me even less sure which guy I wanted to "win" in the end.  I liked Alex in Delirium, but I didn't love him.  I liked Julian, too, but I didn't love him either.  Alex changed so much in this novella that he is almost a different person and even though I read this after Requiem, I am still not sure how I feel!   My Recommendation:  Like most of the other novellas, this isn't entirely necessary to enjoy the main trilogy, but the depth it adds is a good addition.
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