Annabel ( Delirium Novella .5)
by Lauren Oliver
E-book : 50 Pages
Series: Delirium # 0.5
Published : Dec 26, 2012 by Harper Collins
Source: bought E-book for Kindle
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.
I really do love these little Delirium Novellas. While Annabel didn't offer any crucial information towards the plot in the way "Hana" did, I really enjoyed hearing her side of the story. The Novella Annabel sheds some light on Annabel's ( Lena's Mother ) past, along with the many years she was held as a prisoner leading to her escape. There is no question where Lena gets her bravery and courage to keep going from. I hope that Lauren Oliver writes another novella for Annabel ( Annable #2.5 perhaps) I would love to know what happened to Annable next, and more importantly .... what was going through Annabel's mind when she met Lena for the first time and didn't say it was her. How hard that must have been.
Great series, Great Novella!