Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tehereh Mafi
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Harper/HarperCollins
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.In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel. – Goodreads
My Opinion: I really enjoyed this novel. I think that it will be a very good series and I can’t wait for the next one to come out. Juliette was very likeable. I think that the way that she has been treated throughout her life would have excused her if she had been cruel and evil but she retained her humanity even after being treated like an animal and for that she is amazing! I think because of that part of her she is my favorite character.
The plot was really cool. The little triangle was interesting. I think that she played the Reestablishment in a good way and got away. I love her transformation from seeing her ability as a curse to a powerful thing that can be used to protect herself and other people. The way she escaped and the connection she makes is really good. I love the way that the book started and progressed from the cell to the reestablishment compound to freedom.
I definitely recommend this book.
Overall: 5 out of 5