Shatter Me

Shatter Me

Book - 2011
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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 postapocalyptic dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, 2011
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Series Volume: 1.

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A poetically written drama seen through the eyes of an observant, but traumatised heroine. Juliette has a touch that can kill and for that, she’s been in isolation at an asylum for three years. The arrival of new cellmate, Adam, throws her into a world of political intrigue and violence. Adam is ... Read More »

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ChristchurchTeens Jun 17, 2020

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 ... Read More »

A poetically written drama seen through the eyes of an observant, but traumatised heroine. Juliette has a touch that can kill and for that, she’s been in isolation at an asylum for three years. The arrival of new cellmate, Adam, throws her into a world of political intrigue and violence. Adam is ... Read More »


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LoganLib_Zoe Dec 03, 2020

What an amazing read! The story was written so well that I just wanted to read it every chance I got. This book also included the "Destroy Me" novella from Warner's perspective. Looking forward to how much better this series continues to get

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happycanuck
Aug 23, 2020

Didn't think I would like the unusual writing style but it really grows on the reader and could hardly put it down.

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soniathetimbit
Aug 17, 2020

this is an awsome book! Julliet is a realy cool character, and i can't wait to find out what happens next!!!!!
If you want to read this book, beware there is a lot of romance and action.
i give this book a 4.5 star rating, which says a lot. I am a very picky reader.

ChristchurchTeens Jun 17, 2020

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. First book of the Juliette chronicles, including Unravel Me (2013), Ignite me (2014), Unite Me (2014).

It started out good, but as the book went on it got less and less original, I felt as if it was the hunger games all over again.

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blue_dolphin_8333
Apr 21, 2020

This dystopian novel was absolutely incredible. I would definitely reread this book and the rest of the series. Throughout this book, I learned a lot of new perspectives from the characters. Tarereh Mafi, the author creates an amazing plot and not only she describes everything well, but she also includes details so it is very easy to picture a scene in your mind. She creates Juliette, a broken but kind girl, and she writes an unbelievable adventure for her. The book is written from Juliette’s point of view, which helps us understand how she feels. This novel has a lot of action, but some romance too. If you like this novel, I highly recommend you to read the rest of the series because it only gets better from here.

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creativegirly123
Apr 04, 2020

Love this book. I have read all the way up to “defy me” so far I highly recommend the whole book series. There are some adult scenes that are really out there. Once again I highly recommend this book if you are into romance, young adult, and dystopian. Because this book has all of that. If you like divergent, you’ll love this!

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penelopegomez
Sep 04, 2019

This book has been on my TBR list for a loooooong time now, and it did not dissappoint! I'm really happy that this was my first read of the new year, its obviously going to be a good reading year. As you all know I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi, but I think this would be a good read for anyone trying to start with the sci-fi genre. Although I would say this had more of a dystopian vibe going on, think next Hunger Games, think next Divergent. If you like those two dystopian series, then you will LOVE this one. There's a little bit of something for everyone in this series in my opinion, there's Romance, there's a lot of action scenes and of course there are Mutant abilities! Although they don't call it that in this book. I definitely got some X-Men vibes. One thing I will say for this Book is that, nothing really gets wrapped up at the end, it is very much set up for a book two. This book completely left me wanting MORE, so I'm really happy this is a series and not a stand alone novel because I really want to continue following Juliette on her journey to being a warrior

LPL_ShKaiyaH Apr 11, 2019

Shatter me is an amazing book! I liked the book so much that I continued to read the entire series! Dystopian societies are typically a little far fetched for my liking, but the romance and plot of the entire story makes this book worth reading.

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RebelBelle13
Jan 28, 2019

Shatter Me is a YA dystopian that many people still refer to as "the classic" of its kind. It is a cornerstone of YA tropes and cliches; the super special girl who's pretty but doesn't think she is, the love triangle, the dystopian future (typically society is taken over by a singular group which turns out to be evil), the misunderstandings, the interrupted love scenes... you get the point. With that being said, and having read many similar stories in the past, Shatter Me really doesn't rise above the rest- rather it gets lost in the ocean of like novels. There are several things here that bother me, besides its sameness- the ridiculously evil machinations of the villain, the constant narration by Juliette that gets slashed out (what's wrong with really saying what you feel, I'd like to know?), the sibling that acts like he's 5 when he's really 10 (I have a ten year old, and he doesn't speak or act like James in the least), the fact that Juliette is literally Rogue from X-Men, and the ridiculously young sounding narrator on the Audiobook version. That being said, there were some good things here. The plot moved along at a decent pace, and Mafi's descriptions of mundane things, particularly emotions, were original and engrossing. Juliette's character growth and her journey from scared, troubled mouse to confident, accepting fighter was gradual and believable. I might read the next- it depends on if I'm in the mood for a YA dystopian full of cliches or not.

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vsavy_
Jul 10, 2015

"Laughter comes from the living. And I've never felt more alive."
Juliette

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*his eyes are 2 buckets of rain water.
deep, fresh, clear.
hurt.*

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*I catch the rose petals as they fall from my cheeks, as they float around the frame of my body, as they cover me in something that feels like the absence of courage.*

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*I blink and bottle my breaths.*

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*something punches me in the stomach. his eyes. something about his eyes.*

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*two three four fifty thousand pieces of feeling stab me in the heart, melt into drops of warm honey that soothe the scars in my soul.*

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michaela00
Jun 08, 2015

*he cracks a grin so wide, so amused, so refreshingly sincere it's like a clap of thunder through my body. something pricks at my eyes and breaks my knees.*

“I don’t understand—why won’t you talk to me?
You sit in the corner all day and write in your book and look at everything but my face. You have so much to say to a piece of paper but I’m standing right here and you don’t even acknowledge me. Juliette, please—”

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leo1997
Jul 11, 2014

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

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balou2000
Apr 24, 2014

"Well you're the murderer," I tell him. "So you must be right."
His smile is laced with dynamite. 'Go to sleep."
"Go to hell."
He works his jaw. Walks to the door. "I'm working on it."

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charlie181818 Feb 26, 2014

Coarse Language: This book has swearing in it.

charlie181818 Feb 26, 2014

Sexual Content: In this book there are intense romance scenes

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