Lena has escaped Portland and its world where love is a disease. She’s in the wild where everything is new and frightening. This book is divided into a “Then” chapter and a “Now” chapter so as we’re figuring out how Lena is doing in the wild the reader also knows what the current state she’s in at the same time.
At first I was a little confused as to why that was happening but I definitely liked it because it kept it a lot more interesting. I won’t go much into the plot because that would mean spoilers but I can tell you I love this Lena. She kicked butt, she was strong and confident and knew exactly what to do. How much she has grown from Delirium’s Lena, I can tell you she has shouldered a lot more responsibly in Pandemonium than ever.
That ending!! I jumped out of my seat and squealed just because I had an inkling that would happen. I can’t wait until the final book. Lauren Oliver, you are a genius!!
“In a world without love, this is what people are to each other: values, benefits, and liabilities, numbers and data. We weigh, we quantify, we measure, and the soul is ground to dust.”—Lena (139)
“He looked at me like I was beautiful.”-Lena (245)