Love is a curse, which everyone gets a cure for when they reach age 16. Alex, like her Mother before her has become ‘infected’ and has fallen in love, thus must flee and live as a refugee. Those ‘cured’ are detached from passion, but also from sympathy. She hooks up with one of the leaders of the opposition, which is called DFA or Delirium Free America. A survival story, until a surprise ending tells the reader a third book is next and a love triangle is now front and center.