Friday, December 9, 2011

Shatter Me

Title: Shatter Me

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Rating: 3 stars

Summary: 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.

Review: So, Juliette is a half-crazy girl with an obsession with number and can kill anyone she touches. Of course, the only people she can safely touch is the guy she's in love with and the psychopath who wants to own her. How convenient. Massive numbers of people and animals are dying each day, and the earth is supposedly on it's last legs. But it seemed that all the places Juliette went were perfectly fine. In spite of all that, for some random reason I still kind of like the book.

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