Lena lives in a dystopia where love ("amor deliria nervosa") has been surgically "cured." The trouble is that receiving the cure before a person is 18 is dangerous, and we all know how susceptible teenagers are to luv! The narrative is totally compelling, which reminds me uncomfortably of staying up all night reading Twilight. I say uncomfortably because of the shock of finding out Stephenie Meyer was a Mormon and how one factor in Oliver's dystopia is the triumph of science over religion. Nothing against religious people, I just don't want then influencing children!
Regardless, I'm completely hooked, and wish I could read this novel all day and that the final book in the trilogy was out already. February 2013--are you kidding me?!?