Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Released: November 15, 2011
Series: Shatter Me #1

Book Summary:

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.

I’ve never seen a book written how this one is with so many words (her thoughts) crossed out. It is definitely unique.  I loved the storyline but by the half way point was struggling with the repetitiveness of the way it was written. At first the writing style seemed so original but then it just grew old for me.  I totally get the mixed reviews on this one.  Some people love it, some people hate it.  For me I’m right in the middle, there were things I loved and things I didn’t.  That said I still enjoyed the story enough that I will pick up the sequel.

Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

Content: Quite a bit of language and plenty of sexual innuendo and tension, sex gets interrupted.

Source: ARC from publisher