Requiem by Lauren Oliver – SPOILER Page

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STOP.  This page is a SPOILER PAGE for the book Requiem by Lauren Oliver.  Do not proceed if you have not read this book.

 

 

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So Requiem….. the final book in the Delirium trilogy.  SO…. I actually found a lot that I liked about the book.  Even if the love triangle has been done to death… I think there is still some excitement to it…. that sense of who will be picked, who will be tossed aside….

AND I have to admit, through much discussion in my spoiler page for Pandemonium, where I proudly proclaimed I was Team Julian and you all ripped my head off…. :D….

Throughout this whole book I was team Alex.

Oh come on!  How could you not be????? Alex – although somewhat of an ass in the beginning you knew (oh YOU KNEW!) that he was just covering hurt feelings for Lena moving on….

My other little complaint was that Lena was not as likable in this book… she annoyed me with her talks with Alex and then running to Julian’s arms.  BLAH.  Too girly for me… too D-R-A-M-A. 

Love love love that Hana is back in this book and love love love hearing her side of what is happening back in Portland and how the “others” are handling what is happening with the Wilds and the Invalids. 

And then I know people are mad about all the unsaid things all the openness in the end which actually for some reason did not bug me so much.  Maybe in this book I didn’t need to know everything and how it panned out… maybe I was just happy that the one thing happened that I wanted to happen… Lena and Alex found their way back to one another.  (It was my Titanic moment where Rose gets out of the life boat and hurried her way back to Jack and as they cry and hold one another….) Oh.  Sorry about that.  I am back. 😛

SO over to you…. I know I have more to discuss just cant think of it now so please, share your thoughts openly on this book.  As this is the final book you can share openly here about all three books and how it all ends.  I am excited to read what you think!

23 Comments on “Requiem by Lauren Oliver – SPOILER Page

  1. I liked most of the book too, although Lena was a little annoying at times. The end didn’t bother me either…I felt like it was the right kind of end, because in that kind of situation, even though things went well in Portland, the fate of the world as a whole is still pretty up in the air. And life itself isn’t definite, so leaving a book with some open ends isn’t the worst thing. Plus I love these characters so much that I feel like it leaves things open for Lauren Oliver to pick their story up sometime later if she wants. I have this fantasy that in a few years, we might get another set of books set maybe 10 years in the future, and I’d really love to see what comes of them later on.

  2. I don’t think I would have liked it have been all wrapped up at the end, it needs to be open ended because you never know how it is going to turn out, they just wanted to freedom to let things happen and to make their own choices and to be able to live without fear. The whole other side of Fred disturbed me and finding out about his first wife, showing how people in power feel they are above the rules but so strictly enforce them on those below them, they deny people happiness and rights while taking well more than their fair share of things, how he was going to deny people electricity to bring them in line. I love that Hana left him in the house with the bomb!

  3. Wow… I live in a small country in Europe, so the Pandemonium was translated and published here about a month ago… I ment to say that I haven’t read Requem, but I couldn’t continue living without knowing what’s gonna happen next.
    Anyway, what happens to Julian? If Lena is with Alex again… What about Julian? Lena was his first love, after all.
    I’m asking all these questions bcs Requem wont be translated here for a whole century…

    • It doesn’t really say what happens to Julian, it doesn’t even really explain the whole thing with Alex and Lena but Alex and Lena confessed their love so I think they will always be together but I don’t know about Julian.

    • I’ve had the same question for a while but they said they still loved each other at the end so I assume so. I don’t know how I feel about it, I actually kind of liked it but Alex was good too so….idk. I wonder what happens to Julian :/

      • I kind of feel bad for Julian though I liked Alex better, Julian was a good guy

  4. Before I read any book, I actually spoil myself slightly. It’s a habit of mine – for every book, I would search up whether it would be a happy or sad ending so that I can mentally prepare myself. Because I don’t want to know the EXACT ending, all I found out about Requiem prior to reading it was that a lot of people were disappointed in the ending. That was why I thought the Delirium series would end as a tragedy, and would break my heart (just as Divergent series did). I swore to myself that I would not read Requiem, but I just COULD NOT STOP by the time I got to the end of Pandemonium… that last word, “Alex”.

    When I found out the ending is open, I was overjoyed! In all honesty, it is clear that Oliver intended her readers to expect Lena to end up with Alex, so it is not really that “open”. And I WAS rooting for Alex. (:

    But the thing with dystopian novels is that, it’s really hard to create a “happy” ending. There are so many novels about a utopian society or a strictly government controlled society, in which rebels are trying to overthrow the corrupt leaders. In reality, these rebels end up with a chaos in their hands as well, and many realize that there is no difference, whether it be the rebels or the corrupt leaders, that people will suffer either way. At this point, it really comes down to choice, and I, as well as most people, choose freedom and hunger, rather than having no choice but plenty of food. I think there were some chaos in Requiem as well, when people were fighting over a can of tuna in Water__??__. What I’m trying to say is, Oliver made such an open ending about what would eventually happen with the government and the freedom fighters because I don’t think she knows either, and even if she has the slightest speculation, there are so many ways different people can interpret it. Will bombing up Portland lead freedom fighters to take up other parts of US as well, or will it simply die out, taken control again by other cities? Even if they ARE able to take control of US, will it be any different from the corrupt leaders before them (Some of you may think back to what happened in Divergent trilogy) ? There are so many questions left unanswered, but unanswered for our imagination. Because there are a million different ways Oliver could go about with her ending; maybe she wanted to give her audience freedom, the choice of imagination, instead of trapping them inside her own choice of the ending.

    • I always go to the end of the book and read like the last page or two first and sometime I even look it up on the internet just to see spoilers from fans. I do the same thing with movies, except I usually search like fan fiction about it or something, I have a habit and my brother an sister hate me for doing that because I may tip over a few words and end up blurting out what happens at the end of a movie. It cracks me up how they react to it but I can tell they are really mad and sometimes I feel really bad. Anyways, I love reading and watching spoilers on movies, it is so fun for some reason.

  5. I am so happy knowing that Alex and Lena found each other again!!!but I don’t want how the book was ended because what happened to Hana? to Julian? to Tack? to Raven?=(((
    Is the war over or something???!!! Did Fred died…, of course, right???

  6. I Think she should have been with julian he was a lot more mature and he wasn’t a total butt.TEAM JULIAN!!!!!all the way!

    • I think she ended with Julian if you read towards the end she said she still has a lot fight with Julian about , Alex is her first love she will always love and he her and the fact that he already made so much sariface for proves that they will always love other

      • I completely agree. I wanted to scream at her in Pandemonium because of Julian but I realized that it was okay. I was really glad Alex came back though.

  7. wow!!! this trilogy is great!!!!
    when i completed reading deliirium, i was so much moved….
    the way oliver described the ending scene i could not stop thinking about it.
    it was so beautiful. n i was also feeling pain and those sad songs automatically playing in my mind.
    normally i dont like such books where one dies but this book had part 2 n i could not wait to read it.
    in pandemonium it was yes cheating on alex but it was reality and then at last alex comes and my breath taken….
    in this one i didnt like the way lena was acting. why she was not understanding that alex was being rude because he wanted her to forget about him.!!
    and yes its not totally lena’s mistake to be confused n out of mind.
    and i like how julian is so patient to wait.
    when alex left the camp n then lena really understood the note he left there was just one question.. with whom will she go n well i thought anyone may die but thank god it didnt happen like that. and its a little unreal of hana cheating on lena n if she was really jealous why she again helped her with the note.
    but its okay i loved it though that she left fred there.
    and at last finally alex and lena talk… 😀
    and yes i hope she goes with alex and julian will understand and gracie and her mother all will happily…
    and ya i think the authour can write a short book about the ending, but i also liked it that she leaved it as parable for us to use our imagination.
    in all i loved this trilogy and it was a great experience reading it.
    its a lot more than a mere love or romance novel.
    n a big thumps up to Lauren Oliver.. 😀

  8. I haven’t read the last book yet, I just couldn’t wait! But I truly think that Lauren Oliver should’ve put WHY the government wanted people to be cured and hated love.

    • In Delirium, Alex stated a few reasons for it. The one that I remembered was that, they wanted people to be the same because if they were it would prevent wars and other conflict. I don’t know exactly how he said it but that is one of the things I remember him saying about the government.

  9. This book series reminds me of the Twilight Series for some strange reason. For example, Lena would be Bella because she keeps running back and forth, then the point that she has to choose either Jacob or Edward is just like the Delirium Series because Lena has to choose either Julian or Alex. Julian is more like Jacob because Jacob was the one that admired Bella yet he couldn’t be with her. Then, in Twilight, just like in this book, Bella would always run to Jacob a lot instead of going toward her husband 24/7. On the other hand, he was like Edward because Edward was the one that really help Bella “escape”… Alex and Edward are almost exactly alike because, obviously, Bella chose Edward in the end. 2) Alex was like the “Alpha” metaphorically and Edward was the same way… Though, I’m not sure if it was Bella that wanted Edward to go away or whether it was Edward that only was trying to protect Bella but, Lena and Alex never wanted to get separated. Like at the end of Delirium, Lena thought Alex had died and all the way through Pandemonium, I was screaming and telling her not to get to close to Julian because there was a third book and Alex couldn’t have been dead in the third book. It would just be so messed up. Anyways, I was Team Alex until I got to the part where Julian got taken and I felt bad but after that i went back to being Team Alex. It was an AMAZING series!
    P.S. Of course it was amazing, LAUREN OLIVER wrote it. Oh, I’m really sorry if you were going to read Twilight, it is a great series but if you are under, at least, 9, I advise you not to read it because of some of the “subliminal” messaging. Really sorry. GREAT series thought. Read it anyways. SORRY.

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