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I have a curseI have a giftI am a monsterI'm than humanMy touch is lethalMy touch is powerI am their weaponI will fight backJuliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 daysThe last time she did it was an accident but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal As long This is not a dystopia it is a romance This is not a novel it is a collection of similes and metaphors most of which do not make sense I originally gave Shatter Me two stars because that's my sort of kneejerk reaction to books I don't like but after thinking it over for a while I can't recall anything positive about it that would justify a rating of than one starYou're probably assuming correctly that I went into this book with low expectations This is completely true Any so called dystopia with a runway model on the front cover leaves me feeling sceptical However I was also prepared to allow myself to be surprised; a lot of my friends loved this and one of the biggest criticisms didn't actually bother me purple prose I think there's a fine line in writing between the pretty and the purplish and different readers will define it in their own way For example some reviewers thought that Lips Touch Three Times was just a mess of bloated purple prose whereas I thought it was one of the most beautiful books I read last year I have a high tolerance level for flowery writing ButShatter Me's numerous metaphors similes and endless descriptions just didn't make sense What is this? Hate looks like everybody else until it smiles Until it spins around and lies with lips and teeth carved into semblance of something too passive to punchI just WHAT??? This is one example floating around in there but every second sentence is like this That's not even mentioning the annoying strike outs Trust me no really trust me I thought people were being overly picky when they said the crossed out sentences were annoying I actually thought it sounded interesting unusual especially because the whole thing is meant to be written in a notebook and I cross stuff out in mine all the time But you have no idea how bloody annoying this is to read All the effin' time People didn't exaggerate it will most likely drive you crazyHowever there was one thing that for me was even annoying than the descriptions the similes the strikes and that was the stupid repetition thing and then and then and then Again if it had been used once or sparingly even then it wouldn't be so bad I may have thought it was an interesting literary techniue But Shatter Me had way way way too much of everything see what I did there?And story? What story? sigh It's about time we just opened up an entirely new genre called Dystopian Romance or alternatively Romantic Dystopia though I don't wish to be pessimistic I'm pretty sure half the new releases of 2012 will make it into that category If there was a story then it drowned amidst the waves of overenthusiastic and flowery prose This reminded me of Article 5 in that the dystopia was there to make the romance interesting One was certainly there to complement the other but it was the wrong way aroundAlso kissing when you are fleeing for your lives?? I'm sure this is not the correct way of things right? And yet it occurs in way too many young adult books I'm like run run run but the characters are too busy swapping saliva I must be old fashioned in my thinking that staying alive is kinda importantThere are a lot of things that had they been there could have convinced me to up this to two stars One star ratings make me feel sucky But

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Shatter MeAs she doesn’t hurt anyone else no one really cares The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17 year old girl Diseases are destroying the population food is hard to find birds don’t fly any and the clouds are the wrong colorThe Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things November 2017I picked this back up on a whim because I've been dealing with anxiety lately and wanted to return to something comforting so I decided to annotate one of my paperback copies And I gotta say It's weird returning to book one Ignite Me is my favorite book of all time and rereading that book is such an immersive experience that I always come out of feeling empowered This book on the other hand holds such a special place in my heart because it's so relatable that it hurts From Juliette's panic to her awkwardness to her resilience to the writing style everything just hurts so good There's parts of me that I see in Juliette and there's parts of Juliette that I wish I could be better at It's just such a refreshing and inspirational book to read because it's about someone who has been handed the shittiest circumstances and still looks for the best in others perseveres and demands what's right for her It's about learning to trust and realizing your worth and giving people second chances FUCK i'm about to cry typing this review I love Juliette so much and I love Tahereh even for sharing a story that touches the deepest corners of my heart It's truly a life changing book for me I’ve always read this as the story of a sad self conscious self loathing girl learning to see past obstacles to find love in herself and to let others in however i haven't read this since summer 2016 so my experience of reading this after the election other #stressful political happenings opened my eyes to a completely new underside of the story It had always been visible to me but was it never at the forefront but this time I noticed it so vividly this is also the story about a deeply hurt and angry girl who wants justice People always criticize Juliette for being weak and annoying especially in Unravel Me but when she pushes back against her fear and stands up for herself it's jaw dropping I envy her ability to know what's best for her and hold others' happiness and safety above her own even though she's gone through so much turmoil and deserves to be the person being looked out for I used to think that Juliette gets suddenly really strong in Ignite Me but reading this closely just showed how ready she was for that transformation In my annotated editions I use blue highlighter to mark parts where Juliette is really badass and I didn't expect to use it a ton in this one but it's everywhere Juliette is a pure and fearless motherfucker Even in book one she has powerful uotes like I'm not yours to want and it challenges all the ideas Warner tries to install into her headWhich is where this book gets slippery It's getting really really difficult for me to reconcile Warner's actions in book one I've definitely had others uestion how I ship Juliette with Warner after all he's put Juliette through in this book and it's a valid concern Every time I think about this book i'm just kinda like “hahaha problematic warner but whatever” But the I reread especially after ignite me came out and ESPECIALLY during this particular reread the uestions I have that I can only hope will now be explained in restore me Don't get me wrong this book still means so much to me because of juliette but there’s no possible way for me to read this book wi

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DOC ¿ READER Shatter Me  MONEYEXPRESSCARD ✓ I have a curseI have a giftI am a monsterI'm than humanMy touch is lethalMy touch is powerI am their weaponI will fight backJuliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 daysThe last time she did it was an accident but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder No one knows why So they threw Juliette in a cell Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind Maybe Juliette is than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body Maybe she’s exactly what they need right nowJuliette has to make a choice Be a weapon Or be a warri I always wonder about raindropsI wonder about how they’re always falling down tripping over their own feet breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end It’s like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn’t seem to care where the contents fall doesn’t seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground that they shatter when they fall to the floor that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doorsLet me translate what Mafi was trying to say; It was rainingThis is one of if not THE major problem of Shatter Me; she tries too hard to be clever and poetic and the story gets muddied along the wayI apologize for not going in depth with this review but I read this book over three months ago now and all I remember is that I hated it and it was incredibly poorly written I think my status updates should show this pretty clearly but to make this easier to see I've decided to write this somewhat brief review and sort through a few of my updates as wellA device Mafi chooses to use early on is crossing striking out the words that crazy Juliette is really thinking As the story goes on this device gets used less and less and so it feels like Mafi just used it in the beginning for fun and to make her book look different from the rest of the young adult books out there which unfortunately it is NOT especially when you get to the romance And that is what this story is a romance and a disgustingly sappy one at that I don't think you'll be able to believe these favorite uotes of mine until you read them for yourselfI'd like to cry into his eyesHis body presses closer and I realize I'm paying attention to nothing but the dandelions blowing wishes in my lungsI'm suddenly desperate to drink in every drop of his being desperate to savor every moment I've never known before I suddenly worry that there's an expiration date on this phenomenonThe possibility of losing himThe possibility of losing himThe possibility of losing him is 100 years of solitude I don't want to imagineRealization is a pendulum the size of the moon It won't stop slamming into meHis heart is racing so fast I can't distinguish it from my own It's 5000 degrees in the air between usI've run out of words My pockets are full of letters I can't string togetherI want to fall asleep to the sound of his heart beating in the atmosphereHis eyes are a midnight moment filled with memories the only windows into my worldMy heart fails for a momentThere are 400 cotton balls caught in my windpipeJames and Adam glance back at me and I melt into pink Play DohI'm upSpinningScanningScaredThey found us is the only thing I can think of My stomach is a flimsy crepe my heart a raging woodpecker my blood a river of anxietyIt's raining today The sky is weeping for usHis lips are spelling secrets and my ears are spilling ink staining my skin with his storiesThe sun is revolving around the moon when he respondsI offer him a smile Try to keep my organs from falling out Hope the holes in my head aren't showingMy mouth is sitting on my kneecapsMy neck snaps up to meet his dark eyes his smooth voice silky and strongMy jaw is dangling from my shoelaceI'm blushing through my bonesAdam