“In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn’t about to make the same mistake.”
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Poetry: You’re passionate. When you like someone, you can’t stop thinking about them and when you’re finished with them, there’s no changing your mind. You feel your emotions intensely. Love is beautiful to you — but broken hearts take you to a dark place.
“There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed.”