Seventeen-year-old Juliette has spent her whole life trying not to touch people. She has the odd ability to kill people with her touch. After she accidentally touches someone, she ends up locked in a cell for 264 days. But what can happen when a boy is sent to her cell? Can Juliette ever learn to stop hating herself because of her deadly touch? What will happen as she learns more about her power, world and herself?
"Shatter Me" is an amazing book. I can't wait to read more by Tahereh Mafi, her characters are very unique and the storyline is gripping. This is the first book in what promises to be a great series and I'm eagerly awaiting the next book. This is a must read for those who liked the world of Hunger Games and their heroes dark and twisted.
Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.
In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel-with a paranormal twist-that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.