Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Delirium Contest and Experiment

If you read my letter to Lauren Oliver that I posted yesterday, you know that I love this series and believe it has important implications for the times we live in.  Many times librarians contact me and ask advice about starting a teen book club.  My number 1 recommendation: find the right book.  I believe this is the right book.  And it is definitely the right time. 

So, I am going to encourage everyone to read and discuss this great series with a book giveaway.  I will donate a copy of Delirium and Pandemonium to two libraries and all you have to do is . . .

1) Sign up to be entered to win by agreeing to have a book discussion of these two titles.  Just leave a comment saying that you will and

2) Agree to submit The 2012 Project pictures of your book discussion and a guest blog post about how the discussion went including questions you asked, how the teens responded, etc.

There are several sites with Delirium book discussion questions already put together for you to make it easier:
Oliver Books (the official page)
AUSA Book Club

So, if you are interested, leave a comment by March 7th. Remember, you need to agree to have a book discussion group/club around this title and share pics and a blog post about your experience - let's say by the end of May, the school year (although it would be a great activity to have for Banned Books Week).


  1. I'm not a librarian and I have already got a copy of Delirium waiting for me at my parent's house where I'm going on Friday - but I just wanted to say that this is such a good idea! Honestly, why not giving away a copy of a book you love and you think everyone should read to a library or a book club? That's really awesome!

  2. Count me in! First year in a school that didn't realize they had a library. My book club is small but seems to grow beyond our meetings and more and more kids ask to read the titles and have impromptu discussions. These books might just help me get more to come the actual meeting! :-) I can definitely agree to your terms.

  3. I'm a high school librarian, and we have a small book club. I would love to win copies of Delirium and Pandemonium, and I agree to have a book discussion of these two books and post pics to the 2012 project, and do a guest blog post. Would love to win!

  4. Mrs. Bower and Ann - you are my winners! Email me your address to send a copy of both Delirium and Pandemonium at I am looking forward to hearing how your book discussions went and seeing pics!