Shatter Me Review

The world is crumbling: food is scarce , animals are disappearing, and disease is running rampant. Dangerous people get locked away to make room for the rest of society. Juliette has been imprisoned for 264 days, locked away by the Reestablishment for the power she has. When the Reestablishment tries to use her power for their own gains, however, she escapes. Now she’s on the run, with the help of a childhood friend, from the very establishment designed to fix the world. She has the choice to become a warrior or become the weapon she fears she is. Can Juliette outrun the Reestablishment and avoid becoming what she fears?

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi a decent YA dystopian book. While it doesn’t break the mold of other dystopian novels much, I enjoyed Mafi’s unique writing style. The book is written from Juliette’s perspective as a story written down in her notebook as events unfold. My favorite part of Shatter Me is the characters. They are diverse and relatable. Each of them has a rich backstory that colors the world they inhabit and pushes the plot forward. The plot itself can move a little slowly but I really enjoyed the action scenes. I find the setting very intriguing because I think it is a realistic situation we could find ourselves in if we do not start caring for our planet. In all honesty, that was probably the biggest take away I had from reading this book. Shatter Me is the first book in a six book series, and I think that it is definitely worth the read. I would recommend this book to fans of dystopian novels and great characters!

Editor Emeritus at The City Voice | MIPA Honorable Mention Award Winner

I am a Senior at City and I normally write the weekly book reviews! If I'm not reading, you can usually find me at the barn riding and taking care of the horses.

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