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Shatter Me (Shatter Me)

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ISBN13: 9780062085481
ISBN10: 0062085484
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Publisher Comments:

For fans of Uglies and The Maze Runner comes a complex, thrill-filled love story that will make you question exactly what it means to be human

In the past year Zel lost her father, the boy she loves, her safety, and any future she might have imagined for herself. Now she, her sister, and the band of genetic outcasts they've come to call their family are forced on the run when their safe house is attacked by men with neural guns. But on the way to a rumored haven in Chicago, Zel hears something--a whisper from Cy, the boy who traded himself for her sister's safety. And when she veers off plan in order to search for him, what she finds is not what she expected. There's more to their genetic mutations than they ever imagined...aspects that make them wonder if they might be accepted by the outside world after all.

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"Mafi combines a psychological opener with an action-adventure denouement in her YA debut, and the result is a page-turner with a slightly split personality. Juliette Ferrars is 17 and cannot remember a loving touch; indeed, after 264 days in solitary confinement, she can barely remember human contact. Then a boy is shoved into her cell, and her world changes. Just as she begins to trust Adam, guards burst in and march them off to the commandant. Juliette discovers Adam is really a soldier of the Reestablishment, a totalitarian regime that wants to use Juliette because her touch can kill. Juliette wants to get far away from anyone she can hurt or who can hurt her — though she can't help hoping that, somehow, Adam might not fall in either of those categories. Mafi doesn't escape some rookie pitfalls; descriptions like 'fifteen thousand feelings of disbelief hole-punched in my heart' strain after lyricism, and proof that the divided plot can be brought to a satisfying conclusion must await later installments. Nevertheless, this is a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks. Ages 14 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

"You can't touch me," I whisper.

I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.

He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.

But things happen when people touch me.

Strange things.

Bad things.

No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.

But Juliette has plans of her own.

After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

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About the Author

Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California, where the weather is just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts. Ignite Me is the final novel in a trilogy about Juliette.

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Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks, February 22, 2013 (view all comments by Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks)
Shatter Me took me by surprise. Tahereh Mafi's novel is so beautifully written, her style so poetic, honest and captivating. Mafi has a way with words that sets her debut novel aside as utterly original and fresh. She touches hearts through Juliette's sweetness and light. Not to mention her strength. Through her eyes we see what beauty is left in a world changed for the worst, the grief of the many lost, and the strength of those who have the ability to change the world for the better.

Juliette has been locked in an asylum for 264 days. She doesn't know what touch feels like. She's seventeen years old and been mistreated all throughout her life, but still believes in goodness of human nature. That not everyone she's ever come in contact with has an ulterior motive. It makes perfect sense that she forms a connection with Adam, the boy thrown suddenly into her cell and from a distant memory of her past. Their connection is intense and innocent to a degree. When Juliette learns from Adam that the Reestablishment, who is supposed to rebuild the world to its former glory, is living the life of luxury while citizens are oppressed and left with little hope, their budding relationship is pushed to levels of danger.

Juliette's power may be deadly and rare, but I couldn't help but think of her as a superhero type. Omega Point, Juliette and Adam's destination after escaping the leader of Sector 45, is crawling with humans with a little extra supernatural in their genetic makeup. This addition to Shatter Me made me think of the X-Men, but with a dystopian element weighing on the plot.

I feel ashamed that it's taken me so long to carve out time to read Shatter Me. Deep down I knew that genre-wise it was what I was looking for, and I'm pleased to say that it actually exceeded my expectations! Tahereh Mafi is a very refreshing author whose style will win with readers of all ages. I'm itching to see how she continues the series, because the stunning conclusion to Shatter Me has prepared me for anything!

*Book provided via publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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dontletmedown, March 7, 2012 (view all comments by dontletmedown)
Amazing first novel! Mafis writing is beautiful, and realistic. Couldn't put it down. Highly recommend it!
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Teri Crosby, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by Teri Crosby)
Shatter Me takes the epic cake.

Tahereh Mafi takes us into a world where special abilities mean an untimely death and parents and neighbors alike will turn you into the government to get rid of you.

We meet Juliette as she is imprisoned for a year and conflicted about the danger she can pose with her touch and what her Reestablishment has a use for her. With the threat and the reality of death so close at hand for Juliette, the sudden introduction of Adam tosses her into a conflicting past and a dangerous future.

Tahereh Mafi has created a dangerous and unforgiving world filled with hate, love, and deceit while at the same time beautiful and precious.
With an amazing cast of characters and a fabulous supporting cast be prepared to be Shattered with this amazing new read from a debut author that will take your breath away.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062085481
Author:
Mafi, Tahereh
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
Kang, Lydia
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Shatter Me
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mafi combines a psychological opener with an action-adventure denouement in her YA debut, and the result is a page-turner with a slightly split personality. Juliette Ferrars is 17 and cannot remember a loving touch; indeed, after 264 days in solitary confinement, she can barely remember human contact. Then a boy is shoved into her cell, and her world changes. Just as she begins to trust Adam, guards burst in and march them off to the commandant. Juliette discovers Adam is really a soldier of the Reestablishment, a totalitarian regime that wants to use Juliette because her touch can kill. Juliette wants to get far away from anyone she can hurt or who can hurt her — though she can't help hoping that, somehow, Adam might not fall in either of those categories. Mafi doesn't escape some rookie pitfalls; descriptions like 'fifteen thousand feelings of disbelief hole-punched in my heart' strain after lyricism, and proof that the divided plot can be brought to a satisfying conclusion must await later installments. Nevertheless, this is a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks. Ages 14 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , "You can't touch me," I whisper.

I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.

He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.

But things happen when people touch me.

Strange things.

Bad things.

No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.

But Juliette has plans of her own.

After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

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