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The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series.

One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill.

No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon.

Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on November 15, 2011 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062085484
ISBN-13: 9780062085481
10 Book Reviews
  • girlpower4ever
    girlpower4ever3 months55 stars
    Goodness, this book was brilliant. From the diary entries to the strikethroughs to the heartbreaking notions of our main character Juliette, this book was devastating—devastatingly beautiful. Right off the bat, this story seems different from others, what with its strange formatting. At first, I was a bit unsettled by it, but it grew on me and conveyed Juliette's slipping mental state tremendously. The story is so, so emotionally charged. The characters were fascinating as well; they had so many gray areas, rather than being black-and-white, that it was impossible for me to totally hate or totally love any one character. In my opinion, everyone in this book could go through massive character development and end up as the hero, and I wouldn't be surprised. There's just the right amount of redeemability in each of them. Thank you, Tahereh Mafi, for this emotional masterpiece, and I look forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.
    • melovewashingto
      melovewashingto10 months55 stars
      I love this book!!!
      • eleven max over 1 year
        this book is amazing love it
        • ayselorina9
          ayselorina9almost 3 years55 stars
          Shatter me is such an romantic and intense book.It starts by a girl named Julliette that has an lethal touch meaning that when she touches someone the person dies....trust me she hates that and gets locked up in a cell..The way Julliette describes her life is so sad that you can't stop reading!I like how Adam,Julliettes friend from school comes in and does not give up on whats wrong!Not only that but she does not come together with Adam until the end like an Happily Ever after! I dare you to stop reading!!
          • greekgeek14
            greekgeek14over 5 years55 stars
            from a scale of one to ten this looks 100 star!
            • megank
              megankover 5 years55 stars
              Shatter Me is one of the most interesting books I've read so far! Juliette is a girl that can kill people by touching them, for years, she's been inclosed in a closed room and hasn't talked to anyone since then. But when she meets Adam, she starts to believe that she can trust him and more importantly, be herself. Along the way she faces many difficulties, such as betrayal, lies, and escaping an obsessed lover of hers. One of my favourite characters in this book will certainly be Adam because he's really kind and is willing to risk anything for Juliette. This book is full of emotions and describes several topics teenagers struggle today such as crushes, friendships, trust, and honesty. If you love the Divergent series, you will enjoy this as well!
              • Warnerabout 7 years
                I really liked this book. It was dystopian and like a lot of book, but the plot was different. It was about a girl named Juliette who has a lethal touch. Anyone she touches she kills. After being locked up in a cell for more than a year, Adam, and boy from her school and now in the army, mysteriously comes. The only complaint I have is how abrupt the ending is, but I guess it is a cliff-hanger for the next book.
                • melmoo
                  melmooover 8 years11 star
                  cant wait t read this.. in my tbr jar
                  • icecreamluver
                    icecreamluveralmost 9 years55 stars
                    my big cousin made me read this because i was bored one night. real page turner!
                    • icecreamluver
                      icecreamluveralmost 9 years55 starsFeatured
                      i love this book! the way Juliette was thinking about her liking him and not liking him. and the way Juliette and Adam came together at the end loving each other and ecaping the enemy Warner, the book just left me in suspense! good thing there is another one coming out!