Shatter Me

by Tahereh Mafi

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | October 21, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Shatter Me is rated 4.6364 out of 5 by 11.

"You can't touch me," I whisper.

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.

Strange things.

Bad things.

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 on 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.97 in

Published: October 21, 2011

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0062114204

ISBN - 13: 9780062114204

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slow Start, Great Finish! Bring On Unravel Me! Well, what did I think? I give Shatter Me 3.5 stars. Why? In the end, I did enjoy the story but it was a chore to get there. I almost gave up on this book because Tahereh Mafi's writing style was so very cumbersome. I felt that she was trying to make everything she was trying to say metaphorical. Just say it. I don't need a comparison and contrast of every emotion and event in the story. Just tell me the story. However, as the story progressed, Tahereh Mafi dropped a lot of the pretenses and told the story. This is when I fell in love with the book. I'm looking forward to reading Unravel Me and not just because the ending of Shatter Me was mostly unresolved. I'm looking forward to reading it because the story became interesting. Someone said to me that the writing changed as the character of Juliette grew. I believe that the writing changed throughout the story as the writer grew. Tahereh Mafi gave up trying to be poetic and pretentious and just told us a great tale.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Awesome Read! To read more of my reviews CLICK HERE First off I'd like to thank my friend Brandie for making me read this book! Without her recommending it to me I probably wouldn't have bothered reading it so quickly :) Secondly, I have to apologize ahead of time. In an effort to not give away spoilers I'm going to have to be really vague in my review, I hate when things are spoiled for me so I'm going to try my best not to ruin it for anyone else. I finished the book in 2 and a half hours. That's how damn good it was! I absolutely loved it! Finally a character who has ISSUES but does not whine about them incessantly like a petulant child. Juliette has real reasons to be sad/mad/hateful. She has been locked away, alone for 264 days in a cell where she hasn't touched anyone in 264 days. Alone, that is until Adam comes along and her world changes. I really liked Juliette was an awesome character I really loved her. Her back story is sad (I'm going to try not to give the plot of this one away since I would hate to ruin it for anyone). and it made me so angry at how she was treated like a freak her whole life and through out the book actually. I hate when people are ostrasized for reasons that they cannot control. However despite the hand that she has been dealt, there is still kindness in her and she still has a heart. The only thing I have to say that may be negative is that I went into the book thinking that the book was a YA dystopian novel, but it focuses more on romance than the dystopia aspect. But, if I'm correct than this may just be the authors way of setting up the world and the back story for future books, though I will admit it was a tad disappointing to me that this was the case. I really enjoyed the way the book was written. Others have commented that Mafi overused metaphors in the novel and that it made it more of a collection of metaphors than a novel. I just so happen to disagree. There is a lot of metaphors but there is a novel that deserves to be read. It has a strong female character and an interesting premise that makes the whole reading process worth it! The book is a great quick read and I highly recommend it for lovers of YA. Particularly romance YA lovers though because of the romance in it. But I think everyone should read it. It has mystery, suspense, death and love all in one nice, neat and shiney package. If you haven't read it add it to your list because you won't want to miss this one! I'm eagerly anticipating the second book
Date published: 2012-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This Shattered Me Shatter Me is about a girl named Juliet that has a very interesting and deadly power. Her touch is lethal, if she touches someone skin to skin she drains there life force and because of this her parents send her to an insane asylum where she has been for 264 days with no human contact. After that many days with no contact she meets a boy who wants to help her with her condition and help her with the Reestablishment who are taking over the world and want to use her for evil purposes. I thought this was a very good book, it's a different type of Dystopian and I thought the world and setting were very interesting. The plot of the book was very good it kept me interested the whole way through and everything just flowed together nicely. I thought Juliet as a character was great and she hda a great voice for the book, Adam was so awesome and a great love interest they both had great depth. The only thing that got on my nerves every once in a while was her writing, the repeating of words got annoying and I would have liked less of that. Overall this book was great, it had a very good plot and the Dystopian world with the love story was amazing. If you like Dystopian and romance I would say check this book out. :0)
Date published: 2012-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Powered Dystopia! When we’re first introduced to Juliette she has been sitting in solitary confinement for 264 days after killing someone by merely touching them. The ruling power called The Reestablishment decided it was best to lock her up for the rest of her life, until one day the door to her cell opens and a new cell mate strolls in and changes her life forever. I was introduced to this book during my first few days of using Twitter after following book blogs and authors, it eventually led to me following @TaherehMafi, and I decided to look up the book she mentioned in her twitter description (see social networking really does work!). The premise was intriguing and the next time I was at the bookstore I found it on the shelf and decided to flip through it. What really caught my eye was the unique strike through sentences littered throughout the book, so I figured why not and bought it. Also the cover was shiny— I’m easily distracted and attracted to shiny objects. Really though the glittering burst surrounding the model on the cover was really effective in conveying the tag line “My Touch Is Power.”, it feels like a wave of power moving outward. Juliette has been isolated from others since her childhood, with constant ridicule and no physical contact, and then eventually prison. It’s no wonder that solitary confinement would make someone a little batty, really it’s to be expected to come out with some imbalance. Also, when you’re forced to look at the same 4 walls every day, you get to know them extremely well- in explicit detail and Juliette had a knack for details and expressing them in listed numbers. This gave a very strict structured feel to the whole world when she was describing things, which is pretty effective considering she spends most of her time in military controlled compounds. In general this whole experience has made her extremely distrustful and introverted. The story reads like a journal, where she is recounting the events leading up to and including the present, and adding little bits of internal dialogue that at the moment she wanted to say but didn’t— which to the reader we see it as the stricken out lines. Some people may find these distracting, but I actually enjoyed them, they slowed down my reading a bit. I really didn’t mind though, I took the time to savour these little moments that let us peek into the character’s state of mind. The character of Juliette is a complex and multifaceted one, with each side conflicting with the other. She’s very wary of others (with good reason), but she wants to help people if she can. She craves to touch others (especially when you’re a hormone fuelled teenager), but is constantly reminded that her touch can kill. This causes moments of self loathing and then moments of defiance against her captor. It was really interesting to be able to explore the many parts of her character, but sometimes it was a bit difficult to follow, I’d stop and think wait what? Is this the same person? I was really glad that eventually we start seeing a more unified and strong Juliette, who is much more coherent - I look forward to how much more she might grow in the subsequent books. Warner, Juliette’s captor and the commander of a particular slice of Reestablishment heaven plays an over the top obsessed psycho who will do anything to have Juliette as a weapon….and for other more unsavoury purposes… Really his character is just that super creepy guy that wants to show the world how awesome he is by any super sadistic means necessary, honestly, I was disturbed by him — well played Tahereh…well played. Adam, oh Adam, he reminds me of Clark Kent (the Smallville version), the self sacrificing saviour, driven by the downstairs brain to “save the girl!”. Also, insert obligatory muscular body here. Need I say more? The supporting characters, tended to steal the show though. Where with Juliette, Warner and Adam we get some pretty serious dialogue, the character Kenji provided the much needed comedic relief to the serious situations. His banter back and forth with everyone is hilarious. Overall I really enjoyed this book, and the ending reveal was a huge shocker moment that exploded the doors open for an exciting sequel.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Heart Was Shattered (Originally posted at http://www.lostatmidnightreviews.blogspot.ca/) This review is going to be hard to write. Why, you may ask? Well, even months after I read it, my brain is still frazzled from the awesome-ness of it. I decided to pick up Shatter Me after all the buzz it was getting in the book world. The book itself sounded fantastic, and I was really getting excited to read it. I had exams and research essays due at that time so I knew I couldn't read it right away, but I figured I could start it at least. Yeah...it was literally impossible to stop. I would put it down thinking that "Hey, maybe you should, I don't know, actually work on that essay worth 30% of your grade?" but then my arm would just reach out, without an conscious thought of my own, and I would be reading again. It was definitely a midnight read, keeping me up well into the wee hours of the morning. It was worth every minute of it. I want to start off by gushing about the writing. Tahereh Mafi is so ridiculously talented. The writing in this book was some of the best I've read in any book...ever. Yeah, I'm serious. The words flowed so beautifully, lyrically, it was like the story just lifted off the page. I felt so connected to this book because Mafi's writing made it real. She brought to life these characters, made me completely invested in every aspect of the story, made me feel every emotion the characters felt, and made me unable to do anything else until I read every last word. I wanted to read everything, take in everything, because her writing was just simply amazing. Now, Shatter Me itself was reminiscent of X-Men, and I loved it. Juliette was a girl to root for, and one to feel pride in. I found myself just hoping and praying it would all work out, because she didn't deserve what happened to her. I can't wait to see how she progresses in the next installment! I have a feeling she's going to make us all cheer. Then, there's Adam. Oh, Adam. Like, way to write my perfect guy, Tahereh Mafi! If the physical description wasn't enough, he has to go and be such a sweet, yet strong guy! The interaction between Juliette and Adam was heart-wrenching, and uplifting. The two of them are simply fantastic characters. Everything (the writing, characters, storyline, etc.) comes together to create a fantastic, thrill-ride and an impossible to put down book. You will be swept away into a dark and twisted world, with hope in the form of a broken girl who's determination will have you cheering. Read this book. If you only read one book this year, make it Shatter Me.
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick, compelling read Pros: brilliant writing, sympathetic protagonist, open to sequels, very fast read, hard to put down / Cons: some plot twists depended on remarkably good luck/coincidence, ending implies Juliette made a choice she didn't actually make (yet) / For Parents: some sexual content (kissing +, but no actual sex), some language, some violence / Seventeen year old Juliette can't touch people without causing them pain and ultimately killing them. Three years ago she forgot this truth and had an accident that still haunts her and sent her to solitary confinement at an insane asylum. / Her hellish life changes when she's given a cellmate, a boy named Adam who looks familiar. / This is a book about power, control and sanity. Juliette is surprisingly strong for a woman who's close to losing her sanity due to this power she cannot control. When she comes under the power of the clearly insane Warner, who wants to use her ability to torture and kill those who defy the Reestablishment, the new global world order, she has to make some tough decisions. / Mafi's dystopic world is horrific, one in which people have given up what freedoms remained to them after the plants and animals became so polluted that eating them meant poisoning themselves. The Reestablishment promised hope, but delivered a totalitarian regime in which a few live in luxury while the rest suffer. / The writing is brilliant. Like with Patrick Ness's The Knife of Never Letting Go, Mafi knows the rules of writing and breaks them in delightful ways. Each word is chosen with care, as the protagonist makes the most unusual - but intelligent - metaphors. / Juliette is an intriguing character who is immediately sympathetic. She's never had physical comfort, no hugs, kisses, pats on the back. Seeing through her eyes, it's hard to understand how she survived so long in a hostile world. And she's constantly self-censoring her thoughts, crossing out what she's actually thinking and feeling and replacing those thoughts with ones she thinks others will find more acceptable, because she's spent her life trying to be better and do better so that people will love her. / There's a pretty intense love story woven through the book, made challenging because Juliette doesn't believe she's worthy of love, despite her yearning for it. So the revelation that her suitor can touch her is quite profound, giving her the sensations she's always craved. While there's a lot of touching and kissing and yearning, there's no actual sex. / This is a quick read as the book is very compelling and hard to put down. There are some negative points, but you almost pass over them because you want to know what's going to happen next so badly. A few plot points are accomplished by means of supreme luck with regards to the protagonists. Some of their escapes happen too easily given the world and their circumstances. And the ending implied Juliette made a decision that she never actually made (though the implication is that she would make the choice that the book states she already made). / It's an open ended conclusion that begs for sequels.
Date published: 2011-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Ms. Mafi you have taken my breath away. This was an amazingly beautiful novel. I'm still in shock that it's a debut! The writing was beautiful and artistic. Whenever I find a passage in a book that really strikes me, I mark it with a sticky note. My copy of Shatter Me is now COVERED in sticky notes. I usually don't quote the ARC, because you never know what's going to change, but I just wanted to give you a taste of how poetic the writing is. Here is one of my absolute favourite passages: "Killing time isn't as difficult as it sounds. I can shoot a hundred numbers through the chest and watch them bleed decimal points in the palm of my hand. I can rip the numbers off a clock and watch the hour hands tick tick tick their final tock just before I fall asleep. I can suffocate seconds just by holding my breath. I've been murdering minutes for hours and no one seems to mind.” Here's another one: “The soldiers stomp stomp stomp through the rain, crushing leaves and fallen snow under their feet. Their hands are wrapped in gloves wrapped around guns that could put a bullet through a million possibilities.” This is the type of writing that really sucks me in. It makes me hang on to every word and hold my breath until the scene is over. If for no other reason, you should read this book because of the quality of the prose. That being said, however, there are still plenty of other reasons to read this story. Generally labeled a dystopia, Shatter Me is so much more unique than that. Part action/adventure, part superhero fiction, part romance, part everything! I was easily sucked into the story; had my heart broken at the tragic moments, felt my blood boiling when things weren't fair, had a huge smile on my face whenever things did go their way. Oh and have I mentioned the steamy scenes? *fans self* Tahereh Mafi really knows how to tap into each and every one of your emotions and doesn't hold anything back. One final thing I really like about this book was the way the ending was set up. Yes there is clearly meant to be a sequel, but it didn't end in a dramatic cliffhanger right in the middle of the story. I hate that! It's like when they split up movies that clearly don't need to be in two parts (I'm not naming names...). Even though there is more to come from Juliette and Adam (and thank goodness for that!) I felt like the general conflict of Shatter Me had been resolved so we can move on to the neext part of Juliette's saga. Make sure you go and pick up Shatter Me tomorrow (or pre-order it via the link above). It's an amazing story, with great characters and beautiful writing. Be prepared to block off some time to read it, as you are not going to want to put it down. This review and others found at Christa's Hooked on Books - http://christashookedonbooks.blogspot.com
Date published: 2011-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best debuts of the year! Originally posted at http://dazzlingreads.blogspot.com/ Oh.My.Lord!! Truth is, I find no words to start a review for this book. I think "Oh.My.God" is the one little sentence that can abstractly describe my feelings toward it. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi simply blew my mind, and it did it from the first page until the last. There are many great books out there but only a few, very few, can engage me to the point that I stop everything in my life to read them. This book absolutely reached that level! Shatter Me is a book I couldn't put down, and I knew I wouldn't until I reached the last page. From the beginning Mafi' s writing captivated me with an eloquent and unique voice. Juliette voice is so strong and alive that it feels real. To be in Juliette's head was tormenting and lovely at the same time. When we first meet her, she is in a asylum. She has been there for 264 days and haven't seen a soul nor talk to any one during all those days. Her entire life has been suffering and isolation and I couldn't help but feel for her. Yet, Juliette is a girl that, despite everything she's been through, keeps an enormous heart that "all [she has] ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with [her] hands but with [her] heart." (p.69) The torment of her miserable existence cracked my heart. It felt like seeing someone real shattering right in front of my eyes, with only a tiny notebook and a pen to hold onto life... "These Words are my vomit. This Shaky pen is my esophagus. This sheet of paper is my porcelain bowl." (p.11) ... until Adam shows up. Adam is simply one of the best male characters I have ever read! He is officially Up There with Dimitri Belikov and Jace Wayland and God only knows how much I love those two! Adam is, certainly, a hero that will imprint his own mark in every reader's heart. Besides these two extraordinary characters, there is James and Kenji though I won't say anything about them. I think is much better if readers meet them by themselves. Also, there is another particular character that I absolutely hate, Warner. He is, a terrific villain with a beautiful face and a rotten heart. Tahereh Mafi did the perfect job creating such a monstrous, yet alluring character. Shatter Me is full with action and romance from beginning to end. There wasn't even one page that I didn't enjoy. The story kept me immersed in the decaying world Mafi created. The detailed descriptions made this world so touchable, so real. But, Shatter Me is not only a book about action and romance. Actually, strong themes such as isolation, war/coup d'etat and environmentalism are greatly important in the story (and in our own world). "Our people is dying because we are feeding them poison. Animals are dying because we are forcing them to eat waste, forcing them to live in their own filth, caging them together and abusing them. Plants are withering away because we are dumping chemicals into the earth that make them hazardous to our health. But these are things we can fix" (p.307) I am vegetarian and this paragraph really touched me. Mafi tells a truth, a terrible truth that does happen today but at the same time, in this fictional world, she gives me hope. Shatter Me is one of my favorite books of 2011. I loved this book to such point, that when I finish reading Shatter Me, I felt that Tahereh Mafi wrote this book for me. The plot is rich in every in every single way and I couldn't abandon my book for more than a few minutes. I was holding my breathe most of the time and every time I turned the page, more and more kept coming. The writing is absolutely captivating. Readers wont be able to get away from the pages that Mafi so extraordinarily wrote! This book is more than an outstanding debut! Shatter Me will absolutely be one of those unforgettable books of 2011 and readers will probably read this book more than twice! Obviously, I am one of them!
Date published: 2011-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Great Read Shatter Me blew me away! It was a fantastic read, from the first pages I was hooked with Juliette's story. Adam was adorable, I LOVED him throughout this book. Tahereh Mafi creates a world that is so great that it makes you want to read more about this AMAZING book. Shatter Me is one of the best books I read this year, with it action, romance and even some villains from the Re-Establishment (Warner) Juliette has not touched anybody in 264 days, then she get her new cellmate Adam, and there were a few surprises for me in the beginning of the book, but they were good surprises. I loved Mafi's characters I give them 5/5 or even 10/10 because this book is to awesome and the romance in the novel was great! Other readers say that there was "too much make-out" but there really wasn't it had the perfect amount, but remember these characters, *know each other from the past and are connected. She is able to touch Adam*(spoiler) I loved these characters, Juliette's touch is power and many people want this power to be used against the people who are bad, and Juliette does not want to participate in this, and Adam is her way out of this evil world. Mafi's writing will blow you away, because of its descriptive setting and what her world creates, you can picture it in your mind. Its beautiful and this is what I like about books, its the setting, it sets the mood and its everywhere. It did remind me of X-men but it was way better! Overall this book is one you have to pick up right away, because you will fall in love with this book, you will be addicted into the author's world and the things that are taking place at the moment. I recommend this book because its full of action, romance and a good dose of dystopian which are awesome. I cant wait to read the next book in the series, will be waiting patiently for this one. Pick up this book immediately!! 5/5
Date published: 2011-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shattered My High Expectations! I Loved It! Shatter Me is undoubtedly one of the most hyped novels of the year, and for good reason, because it’s well worth the high praise in every single way! Even though I set some very high expectations, Shatter Me still managed to go above and beyond my wildest dreams, shattering them within the very first few pages. I was immediately captivated by the way Tahereh Mafi completely breathed life into every aspect of Shatter Me. I couldn’t imagine the thought of setting this riveting book down for even a moment! For 264 days, Juliette has found herself in solitary confinement, thrown into a cell to waste away by The Reestablishment because society considers her to be a monster. Inexplicably, terrible things happen when Juliette touches a person… and during her isolation, she’s tried to keep her sanity by watching the world wither away outside her window and writing her thoughts in her notebook. Juliette finds the simplest joys in the beauty found in nature and yearns for the touch of another human being, even though she knows that can never happen… not if she doesn’t want them to get hurt. She’s kindhearted and so much stronger than she realizes, and while humanity has turned their backs on Juliette, she still refuses to return the favour in kind. As for Adam, the incredibly gorgeous and swoon-inducing romantic interest, let’s just say he melted my heart and I still don’t think it has quite recovered. The chemistry between Juliette and Adam leaped right off the pages, and I fell for him just as hard as Juliette did! I loved how Tahereh Mafi so easily twisted our views of Warner. While Juliette considered her abilities a curse, Warner recognized the power in her touch and wished to use it to further The Reestablishment’s cause. In so many ways, Warner is a reflection of what Juliette could so easily be if she let thoughts of revenge get the best of her. He was dangerous and certainly unpredictable, but despite everything, I felt sympathy for him because he was all alone, desperately trying to hold onto Juliette, although in a rather obsessive way. There’s a depth and complexity to Warner’s character that you simply don’t often find in a villain, and I have a great appreciation for that. As if well-developed characters and an amazing storyline weren’t enough, Tahereh Mafi’s gorgeous writing style also left me wide-eyed in complete awe. Her use of strikethroughs were a clever device, revealing Juliette’s innermost thoughts which were just as chaotic as the crumbling society she lived in. Every page of Shatter Me was filled with the loveliest of metaphors, drawing the grandest of comparisons and painting a vibrant image of a world which was simultaneously hopeful of a better future and frightening at the same time. Tahereh Mafi has sure made a powerful entrance in the YA writing scene with her debut novel! I already have a feeling Shatter Me will prove to be one of those everlasting novels I’ll find myself reading over and over again, and each time, only falling in love with the novel even more. It’s easily one of the best books of the year… and I’m highly anticipating the second novel in this pulse-racing trilogy which promises to only get even more exciting from here. Shatter Me is an absolute must read for everyone! You can also read this review at: http://midnightbloomreads.blogspot.com/2011/11/shatter-me-by-tahereh-mafi.html
Date published: 2011-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm Falling To Pieces Over This Book - Literally! *A copy of the novel was provided by the publisher pre-on sale date for review purposes* Don't let the runway model cover fool you - this novel has some serious spunk and it'll drive you to the brink of insanity in anticipation for the sequel. It's both a win and lose situation when an upcoming Young Adult novel gets a fresh new cover featuring a gorgeous cover model clad in an equally stunning gown. Why win and lose? Well Win; it grabs a reader's attention. Lose; the cover, most of the time, resembles nothing of what the novel is about and puts forth a very negative message. In the case of Shatter Me, I wasn't very sure what to think. Before diving into the novel I simply figured that the cover meant absolutely nothing, just another pretty cover to toss into the pile. It wasn't until I got about half way through the novel that I understood the significance of the cover, it actually has something to do with Warner but I won't spoil it much further for everyone. I'm Falling To Pieces Over This Book - Literally! Haha, get it? Shatter..Me...Pieces...ahaha *not funny but desperately tries to be* Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi was an excitingly entertaining and adventurous debut novel that had me hooked from page one. From the interesting and unique writing of Tahereh Mafi to her exceptionally detailed descriptions - I was in love! My interest was instantly peaked, with mention of The Reestablishment, this odd and mysterious talent that Juliette possessed, and where the story would take her. Juliette was a character I greatly admired. She was bold, blunt, bodacious and fierce - one of my favorite 2011 heroines. The girl knew what she wanted, what she needed and strived for it with incredible fervor. Adam was something completely different on his own. Even upon completing the novel I found myself having a hard time figuring him out. Immediately, Adam came across as a kind hearted soul, one with impeccable strength and determination, but I couldn't help but notice that he still held an air of mystery. Not to mention an undying love for Juliette, which at first appeared to be quite unprecedented, that is until I dug deeper into the novel. In addition, I truly enjoyed the secondary characters. Personalities like Warner added excellent contrast to ones like Kenji, who was, by far, my favorite secondary character amongst the bunch. I'm especially looking forward to learning more about Kenji, in particular, in further installments. X-Men....say what now?! Large discussions have been built due to that one little quote, "a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men". The Hunger Games has, undoubtedly, been used a million times over to describe many post-apocalyptic and dystopian genre novels, one that's been overused to the point of boredom. However, it wasn't the mention of the Hunger Games that peaked my interest - it was The X-Men. From the point I started the novel to it's few final chapters I found myself constantly wondering where, exactly, The X-Men came into comparison. I finally got there and...it blew my mind away. I find, since reaching the end, that my mind has constantly been reprocessing that one bit of information, wondering and trying to figure out what new exciting grounds Tahereh Mafi will cover with her unique plot twist. Though the sexual attraction and romance is extremely strong, and it does come on fairly strong very quickly, I found myself having to look at things through Juliette's perspective. Imagine it, you're 17 years old and you've never felt the touch of another being. Then imagine finally meeting someone who you can touch and who can touch you back without consequence. That fear of taking another's life is gone, if you ask me....I'd be going "lusty-lusty" with just about any cute boy if I could touch them and not kill them, wouldn't you? Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me is an incredible debut that will have you latching to it's pages and reading it straight through in one sitting. I have no doubt that YA supernatural lovers will eat through this novel and demand for seconds - I know I am. PS. Speaking of the X-Men.... I'm Team Rogue and Team Gambit....FYI.
Date published: 2011-10-28

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Shatter Me

Shatter Me

by Tahereh Mafi

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.97 in

Published: October 21, 2011

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062114204

ISBN - 13: 9780062114204

From the Publisher

"You can't touch me," I whisper.

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.

Strange things.

Bad things.

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 on 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.

About the Author

Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California, where the weather is just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts.Shatter MeandUnravel Meare the first two novels in a trilogy about Juliette.