“Shatter Me”- Taheri Mafi 9/10

          Set in a dystopian world, Shatter Me is a story of rebellion and struggling to accept yourself for who you are. The protagonist Juliette was born with a lethal touch, with a power that would electrocute anyone she touched with her bare hands. Because of this, she was locked away from society for many years, that is, until Adam came along. Adam, a childhood acquaintance, joins Juliette one day in her asylum as her roommate. What happens when she realizes that he is no longer the kind, sweet, caring, eight year old she remembers from her childhood and stands for everything he used to fight against?

          The most intriguing thing about this book is how it is written and how each word pulls the reader inside the story, until you are part of the story yourself. Every time there is a description, the details are so clearly written that a vivid image, taste, smell, sound, or touch is received. The author also uses strikethroughs throughout the novel to show when Juliette contradicts herself. Adjectives are used so much in the novel to bring out the pictures and emotions. 

          I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dystopias, adventure, and romance. Other people who would like it would be ones who love being so attached to a book that you cannot put it down and get anxiety when waiting for the next book in the series to come out. This is a fast read, but it will also make the reader think which is what makes it so interesting.

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