Everything you need to understand or teach Pandæmonium by Lauren Oliver.
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver is a novel about a futuristic society that attempts to cure the people of love by forcing people to endure a medical procedure that prevents them from feeling. In this world, cleanliness is Godliness and everyone holds the same beliefs, feels the same non-feeling, and roles are performed dutifully with little feeling. One's duty to country comes above one's loyalty to family. Spouses are matched by the government and children are born out of a contract with the government. This creates a clean and sterile world, with no people who aren't "perfect."
The novel begins with Lena who has just entered a new high school. The first chapter is elusive but the reader knows that Lena is different and that she possesses a knowledge that the other high school students don't have. From this point the novel begins alternating between the Now thread and the Then... View more of the Pandæmonium Summary