Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

"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." -Goodreads.com

My Review:
This book was okay. Does a girl who can't touch people because she'll draw out their life and kill them sound familiar to anybody? The entire book reminded me of X-men, especially the end. That said, I thought there were way too many metaphors in this book. Every single sentence tended to be a metaphor. The usual young adult genre of romance was clearly injected in the plot as well, which is cliché but okay. Shatter Me is the journey of an abnormal girl who wants to fight off the evil in her life and ends up finding that she's not so abnormal after all as she finds love and begins to accept herself.

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"Someone picked up the sun and pinned it to the sky again, but every day it hangs a little lower than the day before. It's like a negligent parent who only knows one half of who you are. It never sees how its absence changed people. How different we are in the dark." (6)


"I only know now that the scientists are wrong.
The world is flat.
I know because I was tossed right off the edge and I've been trying to hold on for 17 years. I've been trying to climb back up for 17 years but it's nearly impossible to beat gravity when no one is willing to give you a hand.
      When no one wants to risk touching you." (25-6)


Hardcover352 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Harper/HarperCollins

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