Today's book review is on the book Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi. This is her first book in the series, and her 1.5 book, Destroy Me, is out as an eBook, which I have yet to read. I read this book 2-3 weeks ago, so my memory may not be as good as if I just finished it. I still hope you enjoy my thoughts and opinions!
"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."
Overall, I really loved this book. 5/5 Stars! I thought the plot line and the characters were interesting. The writing, for instance, using the cross out or repeating words, was very unique. Personally, I really liked the writing style! Juliette shows quite a bit of character development. She goes from a fragile, broken girl to someone more strong, but not enough to trust people fully. I feel like Adam is a typical character, to be honest. On the other hand, you have Warner. Warner, what goes on in your head? Taherah Mafi has a really funny video you can find on YouTube here, where you can see how Warner is... lol. Oh and Kenji. Just Kenji...
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First of all, I can't wait to find out more about why Juliette's touch doesn't affect certain people, like Warner and Adam. (This wasn't much of a spoiler, but I thought I should mention it :))
I also want to know more about the whole camp and everyone's special talents.
Thirdly, I thought Adam's and Juliette's relationship was... interesting. I mean later on we learn that they have loved each other for years? I don't know how to say it, really, but we find out later after they've already been together. It's almost like Taherah Mafi forgot to include it in the beginning and so she added it on to the middle. This was something I noticed, it doesn't make me love or hate the book anymore (which I do really, really like it, as in top 5) than I do, and I am not trying to criticize Taherah, but I thought I should share it! :)
I honestly can't think of much more to add, so if there's something you want me to talk about, leave it in the comments below! Thanks for reading! -Kait