Shatter Me

Shatter Me

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Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, seventeen-year-old Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her horrific abilities in support of The Reestablishment, a postapocalyptic dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062085481
0062085484
9780062114204
0062114204
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 22 cm

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TSCPL_Miranda Oct 15, 2018

Shatter Me has a great premise, but I'm not a fan of the writing style, at all. It was a good story to occupy my mind during a flight, but I won't be continuing the series.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 25, 2018

I was surprisingly shocked with how excellent of a dystopian novel this was. The layout of the setting, and atmosphere of the book gave readers an excellent feel of the story. Although there were a few things I wish were further explained, I was able to look over it considering there are two other novels. My favourite part in this story would have to be the characters. Goodness, I still can’t get over how much I love all of these characters. Tahereh Mafi created the best damaged, kind, evil, and heroic characters I have ever read about. Because of the diversity of characters, there is a great balance between good and bad. There is also a very strong romantic aspect in the story which you will love and hate, but will always be gravitated toward- trust me. Juliette is not a character I personally liked from the beginning. It was a frustrating that she just choose to break down and not try in the very beginning, but by the end she ended up being my second favourite character (Kenji still being my favourite). I think this story is an excellent introduction to what you will soon learn is a fantastic trilogy! Rating: 4/5
- @shesareader of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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WoodneathAlexa
Jul 11, 2018

I don't usually read dystopian fiction, but I couldn't resist giving these books a try thanks to the beautiful covers :) This series ended up being equal parts dystopian/romance/fantasy, which is probably the reason I enjoyed it so much. This series is also very character driven. Mafi writes these books from the main character's point of view, but she does so in a unique stream-of-conscious poetic/lyrical kind of way. I thought this was rare for this genre(s), so it really intrigued me. The author just received a contract to write 3 more books for this series. Book 4 came out this March(2018), and book 5 will be released in the spring of 2019! Series Order: 1)Shatter Me 1.5)Destroy Me 2)Unravel Me 2.5)Fracture Me 3)Ignite Me 4)Restore Me

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akeylas5000
Jul 01, 2018

It's a really good book. I recommend reading it.

I love this book too. It reminds me of The Hunger Games and the Red Queen series. It reminds me of the Divergent series as well. Initially, I was not into the dystopian genre, but some series like the Shatter Me series would catch a reader’s attention and encourage readers to read dystopian novels. The romance was in this book. Growth or development of some characters appeared. Characters are very interesting. It is true events would actually alter and increase your confidence level.

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Natashastales
Jan 15, 2018

I LOVED this book!!! I have read Tahereh Mafi's other stories like "Furthermore" and "Whichwood". Mafi's writing style is so delightful and imaginative, that I wanted to read her earlier stuff. And boy am I impressed. She has become my new favorite author.

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Starchild421
Dec 28, 2017

I loved this book. Anyone that loves Divergent and/ or The Hunger Games will love this dystopian novel. This book is only the beginning of a series that when you finish will leave you needing more. I recommend this to anyone preferably over the age 12.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 23, 2017

Shatter Me is a book that brings out a variety of emotions from the reader. Written intelligently through a technique known as ‘purple prose’, it almost would have worked out for me if the author hadn’t overdone it. The amount of prose used was excessive and eventually just got bleak and infuriating. Needless to say, the storyline was exquisite and I just wish it was written better. Imagine being a weapon, yet not knowing if it was a gift or a curse? Imagine not seeing, touching or knowing anyone but yourself for 264 days as you were kept in a prison? This was the life of Juliette, whose touch was fatal but nobody knew why. It wasn’t as though she was a murderer and found pleasure in it. She hated who she was, the looks her parents gave her as they called her a monster. It ruined her and everything she was, until she gets a companion in her prison cell. Finally, what Juliette has yearned for is given to her, but she worries that it is all a ploy to kill her. Initially afraid, and then reluctant, Juliette’s story broke my heart but at the same time allowed me to appreciate that her weakness was not the only aspect of her character. This may not be a series I will continue, but I may attempt to reread it again in the future despite the frolicking and random sentences that occur. If this author reconsiders her writing style, this can be the next book of the year. (Rating 2.5/5)
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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BlackCat_13
Sep 14, 2017

This was an exciting book the more I read it. There are mysteries that made me want to know why something happened, and although not all the questions get answered, it makes you want to continue the series. The characters are also very interesting and not quite who they seem at first, which makes the book even more intriguing to read.

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Yaya_May
Sep 09, 2017

the best book I have read in a long time

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vsavy_
Jul 10, 2015

"Laughter comes from the living. And I've never felt more alive."
Juliette

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*his eyes are 2 buckets of rain water.
deep, fresh, clear.
hurt.*

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*I catch the rose petals as they fall from my cheeks, as they float around the frame of my body, as they cover me in something that feels like the absence of courage.*

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*I blink and bottle my breaths.*

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*something punches me in the stomach. his eyes. something about his eyes.*

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*two three four fifty thousand pieces of feeling stab me in the heart, melt into drops of warm honey that soothe the scars in my soul.*

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*he cracks a grin so wide, so amused, so refreshingly sincere it's like a clap of thunder through my body. something pricks at my eyes and breaks my knees.*

“I don’t understand—why won’t you talk to me?
You sit in the corner all day and write in your book and look at everything but my face. You have so much to say to a piece of paper but I’m standing right here and you don’t even acknowledge me. Juliette, please—”

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leo1997
Jul 11, 2014

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

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balou2000
Apr 24, 2014

"Well you're the murderer," I tell him. "So you must be right."
His smile is laced with dynamite. 'Go to sleep."
"Go to hell."
He works his jaw. Walks to the door. "I'm working on it."

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charlie181818 Feb 26, 2014

Coarse Language: This book has swearing in it.

charlie181818 Feb 26, 2014

Sexual Content: In this book there are intense romance scenes

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