Review: Shatter Me

April 22, 2017

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This book surprised me, it was nothing like I thought it was going to be. But at the same time, it was everything that I expected. 

Shatter Me is about a girl, who has been put in isolation for 264 days because of her touch. Juliette has the power to kill someone with skin contact. All her life she has been an outcast and now she never sees anyone in their dying world. As the book goes on she meets and boy that is also put in her cell, which she later realizes is Adam, a boy she knew from her old school. As the two of them get to know each other better a relationship begins to form. But their hidden relationship faces many challenges as they encounter the world where Juliette's power is something people want.

Like half of the other ya book trilogies out there, you'll see a love triangle start to form this book, and...

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Even though this book contains a love triangle forming, I still genuinely enjoyed it. The writing of this book reminds me of a journal, and yet it isn't one. This writings style brought character to they story that I haven't seen in other ya books. Tahereh Mafi writes with exemplary skill and the quality of this books shows that. 

Quotes like Juliette's feelings of being isolated and not being able to touch anyone are deep...
"Sometimes I think the loneliness inside of me is going to explode through my skin and sometimes I'm not sure if crying or screaming or laughing though the hysteria will solve anything at all. Sometimes I'm so desperate to touch to be touched to feel that I'm almost certain I'm going to fall off a cliff in an alternate universe where no one will ever be able to find me." 

I feel like I could quote pages and pages of this book. It felt like on almost every page there was an impactful statement about how Juliette felt or about the world around her. I highly suggest this book to anyone who loves a good love triangle starting to form or a dystopian novel set in a falling apart world. 

I give it a...
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Also, Adam and Juliette together are the cutest ya couple. Who knows what will happen with them in the future books, but I've heard it's not good. I can still enjoy them together though. They pretty much make me want to jump up and down...
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Here's the book trailer if you're interested...

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