Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi
Release Date:
November 15, 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 338
Genre: Young Adult
Buy this book: Amazon

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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.

First, let me preface this by saying that I tried to read this book twice before succeeding the third time around. The main reason for this was the fact that this novel was riddled with so many smilies and metaphors (some of them not making sense and others ill placed) that it took away from the actual storytelling. I'm not going to go in depth with this review because there really isn't much to go in depth with. The synopsis is essentially dragged out over 300+ pages and the ending leaves a lot to desired (not to mention it was entirely unoriginal). 

I will give the author points for originality and taking risk in narration style but it doesn't work here. I wouldn't recommend this one but I give myself a pat on the back for getting through it though.

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