Hana

Hana Lauren Oliver s riveting original digital story set in the world of her New York Times bestseller Delirium The summer before they re supposed to be cured of the ability to love best friends Lena and

  • Title: Hana
  • Author: Lauren Oliver
  • ISBN: 9780062124364
  • Page: 250
  • Format: ebook
  • Lauren Oliver s riveting, original digital story set in the world of her New York Times bestseller Delirium.The summer before they re supposed to be cured of the ability to love, best friends Lena and Hana begin to drift apart While Lena shies away from underground music and parties with boys, Hana jumps at her last chance to experience the forbidden For her, the summerLauren Oliver s riveting, original digital story set in the world of her New York Times bestseller Delirium.The summer before they re supposed to be cured of the ability to love, best friends Lena and Hana begin to drift apart While Lena shies away from underground music and parties with boys, Hana jumps at her last chance to experience the forbidden For her, the summer is full of wild music, dancing and even her first kiss.But on the surface, Hana must be a model of perfect behavior She meets her approved match, Fred Hargrove, and glimpses the safe, comfortable life she ll have with him once they marry As the date for her cure draws ever closer, Hana desperately misses Lena, wonders how it feels to truly be in love, and is simultaneously terrified of rebelling and of falling into line.In this digital story that will appeal to fans of Delirium and welcome new admirers to its world, readers will come to understand scenes from Delirium through Hana s perspective Hana is a touching and revealing look at a life changing and tumultuous summer.

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    1. Hana has always been my favorite DELIRIUM character, but I wish Oliver would've given her a more thrilling story. Her writing shines, as usual, but the intrigue was missing because we've already been told everything that happened from Lena's perspective.

    2. I think I've said it before, but I guess it bears repeating - Lauren Oliver can write. While her style in Delirium and this companion short story from Hana's perspective is rather more flowery/florid than I usually enjoy, I won't dispute that she certainly has a way with words. As with Delirium, Hana is once again heavy on the emotional metaphors and similes. Painstaking attention is given to heartbeats, aching throats, unshed tears, longing which is fine except I find it does begin to get a lit [...]

    3. WOAH THEREI. Never. Saw. That. Coming.(WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS)All along, I thought Hana was this sweet, charming best friend of Lena; BUT she actually betrayed her. For all I know, she should be the one who understands Lena and her choices. Lena told her about everything, even the thing about her mom. How could she do that to her? In fact, she was the first to become rebellious among the two of them. She was also the one who taught Lena how to defy the law. She introduced Lena to the things [...]

    4. ****Slightly Spoilery (if you haven't read Delirium)**** Seeing it from Hana's POV makes me definitely understand her more. I don't hate her. I don't agree with her, but that's because for us, love is not a disease, so of course I don't agree with her actions in the end. But understanding where she's coming from, how she, and Lena for that matter, were brought up, it makes sense. The reasons for her action in the end aren't definitively told outright, but there are a few conclusions as to why sh [...]

    5. Read this and other reviews at Madison Says.Initial reaction when I finished --> Oh I'm pissed. And my real reviewHana is a novella (1.5) in the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver. Told from Lena’s best friend, Hana’s POV, this story falls during the same summer as Delirium. There’s not much that can be said about this in particular without giving anything away –> it is only like 65 pages long.I loved being able to get a glimpse into what was going on with Hana during this summer bec [...]

    6. I really liked it, so five stars. The only thing that bothers me is that I liked Hana better before reading her side of the story. I was wrong about her, I mean, I've read Requiem, I already knew what she did, but I thought that, maybe, she did it because she didn't have other choice.It is sad that you can't even trust your best friend. Hana betrayed Lena in te worst way possible.

    7. Una historia corta que muestra e otro lado de la historia! La historia de Hana. Lo que paso mientras estuvieron separadas con Lena, sus sentimientos, contradicciones. Deliaria, no deliria? Esta bien así, están haciendo las cosas mal? Es que lo que estoy apoyando en realidad no es así? Y su decepción. Al final regresa con Lena, para descubrir que ella estaba viviendo lo que en realidad tanto deseaba.No, no no lo puedo creer!!!!! Fue ella? Si es asi las cosas se ponen feas! Una traición."Una [...]

    8. I adored Hana, Lena's best friend, and her vivaciousness in Delirium, so I was excited that she would be getting her own story. Hana takes place during the time of Delirium but now we're seeing the story through Hana's eyes. I was bummed that the fun-loving girl we knew from Delirium is gone, but considering the events that take place in Hana, it is understandable. The best part of Hana is the best part of any Lauren Oliver read, in my opinion: the writing, which was lovely and powerful, just li [...]

    9. A piece of Delirium from Hana's point of view. Hana is Lena's best friend and everyone thinks of her as the perfect and confident girl when she's just as simple as everyone else. She is just scared as Lena. From deliria, from the future and life. While in Delirium I thought Hana was the brave and fearless one, this installment proves that she is afraid and even more vulnerable than Lena. She is alone and is fearing that her best friend is already drifting apart. Living in that kind of world must [...]

    10. Geeze! If you weren’t pumped for Oliver’s second installment: Pandemonium (coming to a bookstore near you in just 1 week!) the novella “Hana” is sure to get you salivating.I just want to take a second right now and remind you all that the novella is Free Online right now. If you don’t mind reading from your computer. Though from personal experience I can tell you it makes it a lot easier to read at work *wink*But back to the story. This novella gives insight into Delirium. I thought I [...]

    11. This book is fine. It does not stand alone, though. I think you should read it soon after you finish Delirium, while the story is fresh in your mind, but before you read Pandemonium. I read it after Pandemonium. That was a mistake. Still interesting, but not as powerful.I liked Hana more from the perspective of her adoring best friend. When you are in her head she is more complicated and intimate, but I don't know that it really serves to make her more sympathetic or interesting? I wanted to kno [...]

    12. WHAT?I mean WHAT???Lauren Oliver, you SADISTIC AUTHOR.QUESTA È MALVAGITÀ ALLO STATO PURO. E COSA MI SIGNIFICA QUESTA FINE? CHE COSA????SE QUEL CHE SI LASCIA INTENDERE ALLA FINE È VERO, IO NON SO COSA FARÒ. HANA, TI UCCIDERÒ CON LE MIE MANI.

    13. This book is by my current favorite YA author, Lauren Oliver. Her book Before I fall and her Delirium series (particularly the recently released Pandemonium) rank among my favorite books of all time. I think because of this, I have the highest expectations of her work.This installment is in the Delirium-verse and is in the viewpoint of one of Delirium's most interesting characters, Hana. We get to see the story of Delirium from her eyes and her experiences when she is not in Lena's company. Laur [...]

    14. The finale made me cry. And now i want to read Delirium again! (for the secound time) And at the same time i want Pandemonium in my hands right now!

    15. This book was such a waste of time. Only half of it is actually about Hana; the second half is a "preview" of Pandemonium.In Delirium, Hana was a delightfully complex and realistic character. In "Hana," she is flattened and demonized. (view spoiler)[There is no indication at all in Delirium that Hana had any negative feelings toward Lena and Alex, but it spontaneously appears in this book. There is no basis or rationale at all for this dramatic change in her personality, even in the earlier part [...]

    16. This is a short look -- not really a complete story -- at what was going on for Lena's best friend Hana during the events of Delirium. (Do not read this first!) I like that it realistically shows that not all forbidden interactions were as sweet and romantic as Alex and Lena's, but the story depressed and angered me and I kind of wish I hadn't read it. (view spoiler)[It strongly implies that Hana was the person who betrayed Lena, which considering the strength of their friendship, Lena's trust i [...]

    17. This was a very short ebook to tell the story of Hana, Lena's best friend from the delirium story. And while yes, it did definitely fill in some blanks, I didn't feel it was really worth it. If you're going to brach off and write some an add on have it be a little more detailed or a little longer. I know it was a short story, but I felt like every word I read was predicted, expected, and didn't say much. Not worth the $2.99 I paid for it to be frank. Cute story, but not worth the hour it took to [...]

    18. ***Spoilers*** Do not read unless you've read DELIRIUM.Ok so this was a good in between for Pandemonium. I had a feeling Hana was jealous of Alex ever since that encounter in the back room of Lena's work. I can't say I blame her because those are natural feelings, specially for a best friend, but that to betraying her best friend are two different things. I think I was more upset by her betrayal than by Alex's death.

    19. De la peor manera posible Hana traiciona a Lena.Las amistades siempre tiene altos y bajos pero eso no te da un motivo para traicionar a tu amiga, y peor aún en este caso. Lena siempre supo lo que hacía Hana respecto a sus salidas después del toque de queda y ella nunca dijo nada para que Hana le pague así. Con amigas así, ¿para qué tener enemigos?

    20. Mehhh I love Hana, I really do, BUT I what I don't like is when an author writes a novella, or even worse pulls an E. L. James, and writes an entire book over but from a different person's perspective. Of COURSE I am always curious about what is going on in different characters heads because knowing sure gives you a hell of a lot more insight into their motives behind different things. So, in this one especially, we can see the jealousy Hana had over what Lena was gaining without her (love) and [...]

    21. Isn't it funny how people can seem to be someone from the outside but be somenone completely different from the inside? While I was reading Delirium, I loved Hana (I really thought her name was Hannah). She was the funny, curious girl, who seemed to have a strong personality, who was a good friend and who also had an opinion of her own. She was actually questioning the whole system and I thought: 'Man, Hana is such a cool, smart girl.'Well, yeah, maybe she is. But there is also so much more to h [...]

    22. This short story told from Hana's perspective is the perfect edition to a perfect series. Hana has always been one of my favourite characters and her friendship with Lena was certainly very intriguing. Not only does this story provide a further insight into Hana's character, but it also introduces the reader to a whole new perspective in the world of Delirium.Hana has always been different to Lena and this becomes even more apparent as the reader goes through the novel. There are specific contra [...]

    23. *Spoilers for DeliriumProbably more like 3 and 1/2 stars, I did really enjoy the experience of reading Hana. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Lauren Oliver captures the complexities of female friendships better than any other YA author I've read. Hana is short and can easily be read in one sitting. It is by no means a stand alone story and you must have read at least Delirium before reading Hana. That said, I would say it's a must read for fans of the Delirium series. It sheds light on [...]

    24. Hana Review Novella Rating: 5 stars out of 5. Story Line: 5 stars out of 5. This was an interesting read. I actually like reading in Hana's point of view. I liked her from the beginning. Hana was a lot braver than Lena was. She would actually go out to parties, kiss, and other things that were forbidden in Portland. She started to realize that Lena was right after a raid. What annoyed me was that Lena basically did the same thing and Hana wasn't angry about it. She was actually pretty calm about [...]

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