Reader: Emily T.
Age: 18
Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi 
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pub Date: 11/15/2011
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: Shatter Me is a bland and violent book. The point of view is disconcerting and the plot has been done one to many times. Juliette, a girl with a supernatural power, has been locked away for her own safety. Suddenly she has a handsome new cell mate who she know as a child but is afraid of. After being released into the military she falls in love with her cell ate you turnout to be a guard and together they plan an impossible escape.
Memorable or Forgettable: Juliette's thoughts in the beginning of the book are crossed out to be replaced by others. As she gains convince in herself, the thoughts are crossed out less and less frequently, which is disconcerting. There is no real explanation to what the crossed out sentences mean and distract the reader from the story. Another negative aspect of the novel is the anti-military theme that is strongly evident throughout the novel. The military has taken control, starved the people, lied to them, and wants to change the world: how typical. The military is not always synonymous with violence and evil. The entire novel is poorly written and is unoriginal.
Cover: Terrible cover. What does a woman in a white dress have anything to do with the main character? She is also standing in a really strange position. The title font with a huge slash in it is distracting and unnattractive.
Age Range: 12-15
Quality: 1Q How did it get published?
Popularity: 1P Yech! Forced to read it

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