Thursday, December 26, 2013
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi- Review
Happy Holiday's to everyone again. I hope you all had a great Christmas. So while I was sitting around visiting my parents and waiting for them to finish cooking (I'm not exactly useful in the kitchen) I finished Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Here we go.
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. (goodreads.com)
I feel like I own Tahereh Mafi an apology because I don't know what I was doing that kept me from reading (AKA audiobooking) this book. It was fantastic from start to finish. I love the the crossing out of lines, I love listening (because I did audiobook it) listening to Juliette's inner monologue, and I love her character development. Juliette goes from a mousy prisoner with very little left to live for, to a woman who has gained the self confidence and self worth to do what she has to to survive, and accept herself.Two thumbs up Tahereh. I love that the supporting characters are more than just background, I love that although the romance in this book is awesome, there's more to their relationship and the book than "boy meets girl". I love everything!!
Unravel Me, here I come!