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Shatter me (Tahereh Mafi)

Isa (14) las “Shatter me” van Tahereh Mafi:

“I’ve been locked up for 264 days. I have nothing but a small notebook and a broken and the numbers in my head to keep me company 1 window. 4 walls. 144 square feet of space. 26 letters in an alphabet I haven’t spoken in 264 days of isolation.”

Juliette’s touch is lethal. Society cast her out and locked her up. The Reestablishment frees her so they can use her as a weapon against the rebellion. Juliette, on the other hand, has different plans. While the Reestablishment is pushing her to the edge, finds Juliette love in the place she didn’t expect it to happen. She needs to find a way out, but time is running out.

This is the first book of the Shatter Me series. Juliette is a writer and all her thoughts are locked up in a small notebook, for nobody to see. Everywhere in the book you see strikethroughs from thoughts she takes back. Because they are to mean or sound too crazy. The strikethrough gives a good picture of Juliette. You see that she is insecure, but brave someone. She doesn’t want to hurt anyone physically or mentally. Her fear of hurting someone is so well written that you feel it in every fibre in your body. Some parts were a little confusing. You sit there like; “What just happened?”. After a while, you find a way to pick it up again. I think the confusion was intentional because the moments were also confusing for the characters. I think ‘Shatter Me’ is a great book about fear and trying to do the good thing. Sometimes you try so hard to be good and brave, but fear takes control.