Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
"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.
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 of 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.
In the beginning, I had to get used to Juliette's thoughts and the style of the narration. It's different with all her crossed out thoughts and the way she corrects herself, but it really helps you understand her situation and how she grows throughout the story. You can't help feeling for Juliette as she yearns for human touch. She's alone. She hasn't touched anyone in 264 days. But that all changes when The Reestablishment decides to remove her from her cell in the psych ward and make her a powerful weapon.
Juliette's fear of her own power is intense when The Reestablishment forces her to use her ability. And with the world falling to pieces and war brewing between surviving groups, Juliette must decide where she stands. Seeing someone who has been isolated her entire life make real connections makes you step into Juliette's character and experience emotions through her.
This was an excellent book full of emotion. I easily give it 5 stars.
Just for fun: What would your life be like if you couldn't touch another human being?