"You can't touch me," I whisper.My daughter Abigaile has been begging me to read this book for the longest time. Well I finally read it, and I was speechless when I finished. I closed the book and sat there for a solid five minutes. I had no idea what to say. It was that good! Let me just say, in my opinion... this blows ALL dystopians right out of the water.
I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.
He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own.
After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.
Tahereh Mafi is one brilliant author! She took a concept that has been told before, and gave it such a twist. I thought I knew where the story was going, but I actually had no idea. At the end of the book, I thought "Ah-ha, so it's kinda like X-Men, but then it isn't at all". Mafi writes this story about Juliette being closed up in a cell for over 200 days without touching or talking to anyone. She seems kinda psycho at first, but then you realize, she is just trying to survive.
Juliette is by far one of my favorite heroes. She had every right to be hurtful, mean, bitter and nasty to everyone around her. However, she wasn't at all, she was so driven to be a good person. Everyone was so mean to her, it was so sad to read at times. What happens to Juliette though in Shatter Me, will blow your mind, bring you to tears, jump and cheer, all within pages of each other. There is one scene that shook me up pretty badly, tears streaming down my face. Yeah, this book is not for the faint of heart. It will bring emotions out of the toughest of readers.
Adam is another great character to mention, along with Warner and Kenji. Adam was a great lead guy role, he was smart, and just plain awesome on a page. *bats eyelashes* Warner was the best bad guy ever, in the history of evil sinister jerks! I hated that I love his character so much. And Kenji was so funny/witty. He just added a little more depth to this amazing storyline.
I don't want you to think this book is depressing in any way. Shatter Me is a book that pulls you down to the bottom of nitty-gritty, then pulls you up until you are beaming with satisfaction. Over and over and over. You know this book is good, when three out of five of our reviewers have read it, and gave it the highest of ratings. So don't forget to check out Andye and Abigaile's reviews as well! Links up top.
|6 out of 6|
Sexual: Heavy sexual tension
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