Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi

download (1)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 post-apocalyptic dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.

This book was AMAZING!!!! IT FLOORED ME (this review might be in all caps and if you don’t like that kind of thing than I’m sorry). I AM SO STUPID FOR NOT PICKING THIS UP EARLIER AND NOW I NEED THE SEQUEL!!! I hope that I can somewhat contain my emotions as I rave about everything, but we all know how likely that is.

The writing style floored me. I loved it and was addicted to it from the very first paragraph. I was very grateful for Ms. Mafi explaining the strikethroughs and other obvious typoes and reassuring us that it was supposed to be that way. That was very polite of her. I loved how unique her style was and how the book was written, at least on my Nook, I was also impressed with how well she described everything through Juliette’s eyes. Reading from her POV, that must have been quite hard. 

The characters were BRILLIANT!!!!! All of them were so unique and PERFECT and they all just made me want to sob. Juliette and Adam were such creampuffs and they need a happy ending more than anyone else in the world. I loved how these two loved and respected each other and cared about the other’s feelings. It was exactly what a relationship should look like in YA. I loved how Juliette morally knew right from wrong and didn’t want to hurt anyone (unlike some YA characters that I also enjoy reading about). I can’t wait to see what happens Juliette and Adam in the future.

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I loved the aspect of whether Juliette was insane at the beginning of the book. It certainly seemed like it at the time. But as the book progressed, so did Juliette’s mental health. I could see it as the book went on and by the end, my decision was made, I don’t think that Juliette was insane. Juliette was traumatized, but she will be able to get over that. I can’t wait to see whether there is a progression or regression in the next book. I loved reading about a character who constantly doubted her sanity and herself, it was very different from what I normally read.

The plot is amazing and I cannot wait to read more!!! The suspense and action KILLED ME!!! I died and then I rose back up from the dead just to die again. There was just the right amount of balance between planning and action and I loved how well it was written. I was impressed with the way that the family scenes were written out, with arguments and beliefs being changed, and forgiveness. I liked how willing most of the characters were to forgive others and how everyone else reacted to that.

So as you might be able to see, I loved this book to death and cannot wait to read Unravel Me. I highly recommend this book and (even though I haven’t read them yet) every other book that was ever written by Ms. Mafi. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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5 thoughts on “Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi

    1. I hope that I enjoy the rest of the series as well. I have the Unravel Me and I can’t wait to pick it up. I just have the whole TOG series to read through first.

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