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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Book Review

Hi, I’m Andrea! I’m a new guest blogger for The Book Belles and I’m really excited to be one :) I just finished Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and really enjoyed it. This was the first dystopian book I have read.

When I began the first couple of chapters, it struck me as being a very dark read. Over time, it developed into a symbolic story of good and evil. Shatter Me made me think of how our world could eventually become and it was really striking. The ruling government of the story was something that could be pictured as happening in the end times to our society.

The characters are so well illustrated, while reading, I felt like I actually knew them. Also, the writing style was so descriptive that I actually felt like I was watching the story play out. The writing style and plot were amazing!

The characters were also amazing. Juliette has such a gentle soul and is tormented with a power she doesn’t understand.On the other hand, Adam is really determined and fierce, even though he is still just a teenager. Through what he has already experienced in life, he acts a lot older than his years and his caring, loyalty, determination and perseverance had me rooting for him. Tahereh Mafi’s writing style is so descriptive and the analogies so visual, it's a captivating read. I would definitely recommend reading this book and look forward to reading her next novel. I’d give this book four out of five stars.

Happy Reading!

Release Date: November 15, 2011

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.


  1. This sounds like a good book. The characters are likable, and there is descriptive imagery. Thanks for the review :)

    1. Thanks! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did :)

  2. A dark read? Sounds kinda evil. :)
    And really? the first dystopian? Read Divergent by Veronica Roth!

    1. I'll have to check that out! Thanks for the suggestion :)

  3. I loved the writing. It was very descriptive and unique. Adam was so hot and loyal. Juliette was very caring and amazing. I liked the dystopian world. I'm a big fan of dystopians. I hope you continue to read more of them.

    1. I really agree with you. I'll be reading more dystopians :)

    2. I absolutely adored this book! It was very descriptive and totally unique. I have never encountered a writing style quite like Tahereh Mafi's before. I adored Juliet because she was so tormented but found a way to fight through it. Originally thought to be weak, she was so strong! I can't wait until Unravel Me.

      Great review!


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