Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Shatter Me by Tahareh Mafi - Review

Not out until November, here's Julie's review of Shatter Me, which looks so so good. And yes, after reading this review it's moved right to the top of my TBR pile

Juliette has been locked in solitary confinement for 264 days. What’s left of her dystopian world is a cruel reality beyond her reach, observed through a square of unbreakable glass. She isn’t sure if she is crazy…or if she truly is a monster capable of killing someone simply by touching them. Enter Adam. He seems so familiar to Juliette, but she’s just not sure what’s real anymore and what her mind has created to fill the endless void of her hopeless existence.

Shatter Me is a hauntingly intense and compelling page-turner. The reader is drawn into Juliette’s barren and desperate world and will long for her release, even though the “real world” is a less than optimal alternative fraught with people who wish to use her. As the relationship between Adam and Juliette intensifies, so does her understanding of herself, her inherent human value, and her real power. The power to change the world, show compassion, and make a difference to the future of all humanity.

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