Update: This book is no longer free to the public via MTV. It expired before February 28th, 2012.
Lauren Oliver's riveting, original digital story set in the world of her New York Times bestseller Delirium.Now I found out about this being free to read today from the blog A Backwards Story, there she listed that you can head on over to the MTV Link and get a chance to read this short story which is only available till February 17th (it was posted yesterday). So here is your chance to get the craving read for her till Lauren's next installment if you haven't read Pandemonium or are waiting for the Requiem if you have gotten your chance to read the first two. In the meantime, enjoy readers!
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. - Goodreads