Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

I’ve been screaming for years and no one has ever heard me

I am not sure what to think of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.It keeps me curious but almost never answered any of my questions. I hope by analysing it, I can figure out what I think of it.

Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi


Title & Author: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Dystopia, Romance
Release Date: November 15 2011
Series: Shatter Me
Publisher: Harper Collins


~~I have a curse~~
I have a gift

~~I am a monster~~
I’m more than human

~~My touch is lethal~~
My touch is power

~~I am their weapon~~
I will fight back

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi is written in a very unique way. It reads like the notebook Juliette is keeping during the novel. Things are striped out and when the main character is feeling high emotions some words are repeated multiple times, as if she has ocd – or something. This gave me a hard time reading, because if I tried to skim those pieces, I got confused, but reading the same word repeated also confused me. I am hoping Unreavel Me reads a bit easier.

Juliette is a girl that just rubs me the wrong way. I keep asking myself whether or not this girl has any sanity left.

I liked Adam, he is loyal and great. It is a bit cliché he can touch her and loves her. Feels like Peta (Hunger Games) all over again.

I hear a lot of people liked Warner, but I really hate him. He is sadistic in the wrong way, for me. I think he is winy and not really original. I feel just as sick with him as Juliette is.

The book is quite boring, to be honest. There are two action moments in the book, one right around the middel and when I was nearly finished I really started to get the feeling I was reading the second third of the book all over again, but with a different leader.

By the time I was finished, I really felt like throwing away the book. But since I did buy the book and it is just a fragile paperback, I did not dare. I will have to reconsider reading this series.

Let me know what you thought of this book!
If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.

For now, let books enrich your life!


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