Shatter Me by Taherek Mafi

Juliette was placed in an institution for nearly killing her parents. Little did she know that her touch could cause so much damage and destruction. Growing up, she had been made fun of and humiliated. None of the other kids at her school would attempt to become friends with her. She’d learned to ignore the glances people had given her after she had accidentally killed a little boy at a grocery store. Juliette’s touch was like poison, but addicting to her recipients.

While she is faced with the emotional challenges of isolation, there is a Reestablishment going on. One night, a man is thrown into her cell. She recognizes his face, but isn’t sure if he recognizes her. He attempts to touch her, but she won’t let him, knowing what she’s capable of. Before she knows it, she’s falling in love with this new “friend” of hers. How will she be able to share her life with a man that she can cripple with just one touch?

When I first picked out this book, I didn’t really think that I would enjoy it as much as I did. It’s full of twists and turns that kept me glued into the book. The author, Tahereh Mafi, shares her emotions through Shatter Me. While I was reading Shatter Me, I felt as though I was right there with Juliette as she overcame and struggled with a life of isolation and adventure.

HM

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