Annabel [NOOK Book]

Overview

Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost in Lena's past. Until now.

Discover her secrets in Lauren Oliver's brilliant original digital story set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Delirium and Pandemonium.

Lena Halloway's mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That's the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away ...

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Overview

Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost in Lena's past. Until now.

Discover her secrets in Lauren Oliver's brilliant original digital story set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Delirium and Pandemonium.

Lena Halloway's mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That's the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love.

But Annabel, like Lena, is a fighter. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062237385
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Series: Delirium Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 50
  • Sales rank: 35,252
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver is the author of the young adult novels Before I Fall and Panic, as well as the Delirium trilogy—Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem—which have been translated into more than thirty languages and are New York Times and international bestsellers. She is also the author of two novels for middle-grade readers, The Spindlers and Liesl & Po, the latter of which was an E.B. White Read-Aloud Award nominee. A graduate of the University of Chicago and New York University's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Loved it.

    I loved this and cant wait for requirem to come out !

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

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    Very good! It filled in the gaps between the two books combined.. its only 55 pages long.. give a short point of view of lenas mother.. then it showes u 2 chapters of the next book coming out!! Which will be written in Lenas point of view and Hanas so far! I love this series. Its legit my favoriteei have ever read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

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    I really liked this story. As soon as it came today I sat right

    I really liked this story. As soon as it came today I sat right down and read it.
    This book takes place before Delirium, not long after the laws from The Book of Shhh are put into place.
    It was so great to get Lena's mom's POV and find out a bit more about how she came to be in The Crypt. 
    It's written in a then/now format. We see how Annabel came to meet Lena's father and how she ended up with him. We also get to spend time with her after her imprisonment. We meet Annabel's mother and father briefly. And we get a glimpse of Lena's sister Carol as a young girl. Seeing Carol as a young girl certainly gives us an understanding of why she is the way she is with Lena.
    As always, I love Oliver's writing. Is lyrical and flows well off the page. I certainly want to keep reading this story to see where it went and I was wanting more when it was over.
    I really enjoyed this, but I wish it were longer. I could see this particular story turning into a longer book and leading up to Delirium, sort of a pre-quel of sorts.
    4/5 stars from me.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    This is a good read for anyone who follows the Delirium series.

    This is a good read for anyone who follows the Delirium series.  It tells the story from Lena's mother's point of view, and it alternates between past and present time.
    If you expect it to tell all of her story, then you might be disappointed, but it does give a good insight into her life before and after her imprisonment.
    It tells you about her escape, and it does what all of the other Delirium books & stories do... it leaves you wanting more!

    This nook book also comes w/ the first 2 chapters of Requiem. I don't know what I'm gonna do with myself once this series is over.
    If you haven't read any of the Delirium series and are thinking about reading it, I highly recommend it! It is amazing.

    5 / 5 Stars

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    A good, short read.

    The reason I give this book 4 stars is because I expected more information. I just feel like there's still a lot of questions about Lena's mom left open. Maybe we'll hear more in Requiem.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Disappointed

    When I pre ordered this book I thought it was going to tell all of Lena's mother's story. Although it told her escape. I hope the next book with some more about Lena's mom. I would like to know what happened during the years but she seems distant. I would like to know why she ran away when she finally met again.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2013

    Annabel's story is very similar to the way Pandemonium was told

    Annabel's story is very similar to the way Pandemonium was told in that it takes place in the present - Annabel's time in the crypts and her escape - and then flashes back to the past - when Annabel fell in love and then was cured, and then how she continued to love - to help us understand why Annabel was the way she was, what she went through for love, and freedom. 
    Annabel's story is filled with such sadness. And after all the things that she has gone through, Annabel still believes and will fight for the right to choose, for the right to be able to love freely. 
    The similarities between Annabel and Lena's story to survive and thrive really surprised me. It was amazing to see how much Lena's personality coincided with her mothers; although Annabel did seem a but more innocent and naive, even though she had more street experience than Lena. 

    It was great to get to know Lena's mother more. It helped me understand why she did the things she did throughout the series. I suggest that Annabel be read after Delirium. I'm glad that I did because everything just made more sense. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Annabel - Enjoyable addition to series

    This book was cheap, a quick read, and fit in with the style of the other books in the series. It was a perfect read now because I am waiting for the final book, and this gives you a little taste and a little reminder of what is to come. It's nice to see more detail on one of the characters we only heard about before.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Great

    Great addition to the series but too short.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Loved

    Great Novella! Loved the entire series!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    want to read

    Is this good?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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