Review: Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi

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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 warrior. 



Just from the synopsis you can tell that this book is amazing! I loved every part of it! I loved the plot, the characters, and especially the writing! This book has very few flaws in my opinion! The story is riveting, I couldn’t put it down!
Tahereh Mafi’s writing is beautiful. Her use of metaphors and the way she described things was stunning! Her use of detail painted such a beautiful picture I my mind, and I really enjoyed her writing style throughout the book. Here are some examples of her beautiful way of describing things:
“I press my palm to the small pane of glass and feel cold clasp my hand in a familiar embrace. We are both alone, both existing as the absence of something else.”
“The sun is an arrogant thing, always leaving the world when it tires of us. The moon is a loyal companion”
These are just two examples of many. I know many people are not as amazed by her writing as I am. A lot of people find the use of so many metaphors and her powerful use of words annoying. I respect that, but personally I love the way she can take simple words and form them into a story so powerful and beautiful! Another thing that I find unique about the writing is how she crosses out certain words, to show that Juliette doesn’t want to think about that, or she knows she’s not supposed to feel that way and is covering it up. Throughout the book the amount of crossed out words fades away to show that her mental state is improving. Personally I find that amazing and very unique! Here are some examples.
I know my parents never bothered to say goodbye. I know I didn’t cry as I was taken away.”
Gorgeous. Dangerous. Terrifying. Horrible.”
My favorite character in the book was Juliette. I enjoyed how the author made Juliette believe that she wasn’t insane, however you could tell that slowly she was losing her sanity from being locked up for so long. This defiantly added to Juliette’s personality and throughout the book you could see her developing and becoming a little bit more human again. She wasn’t complaining or whining about anything which made the story much more enjoyable, along with the fact that she wasn’t extremely terrified of everything!
The only thing I found slightly frustrating was her romance with the boy. It was a little forced in some parts which was a bit annoying. In general it was okay, however a few parts got on my nerves a little bit. 

Rating: 9/10 
I loved it sooo much! If the romance was slightly less forced it definitely would have gotten a 10!

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