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Read Shatter Me · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook As 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 with the mindset omg i love warner because he s literally the villain and he does and says so many problematic manipulative things Honestly I don t think it s fair to justify everything Warner does While rereading this I was actually shocked at the amount of nasty things he says to her that I obviously must have forgotten or blocked from my memory Things like telling her she ll be miserable if she leaves him because no one else will want her calling her a monster professing his love for her even when she s clearly uncomfortable In Unravel Me and Ignite Me he explains why he did these things and says that he regrets doing it but it seems to go so far in this book I almost theorize that Tahereh must have written warner in book 1 to continue being a villain throughout the series but there s way too many threads that suggest otherwise ie the introduction of the angst behind warner s mom the fact that she felt electricity during their kiss etcI feel like I could write an essay about this topic the inconsistencies of Warner s personality and whether or not it s justifiable to forgive him for his misjudgments of Juliette It s just so strange to me that Adam Kenji can say Warner is a lot of things but he s not stupid and yet Warner misreads her SO horribly I mean in the scene that he corners her and kisses her he s literally saying I want you to choose me and I love you and later admits that he thought she was into it EVEN THOUGH she literally said You re sickyou re a monsteretc and physically tried to punch him before he pinned her to the wall If he s so smart then why couldn t he tell that every time he talks to her she s afraid and disgusted Is it really that easy to mistake fear for excitement Disgust for nerousness His behavior is so coercive and manipulative and even though I know he was just trying to get a reaction out of her so that she would abandon her fear and finally use her power there s not nearly enough of an apology as I would expect for things of this magnitude The reason why I don t consider Warner an outright misogynist is an incredibly nuanced and long discussion but the difference between him and say a Colleen Hoover character is that while Warner is saying and doing problematic things he is also being cast in a problematic light He is literally the villain of this story for putting her in those situations Had Juliette been like omg he s pinning me against a wall and threatening me he s so dominating 3 then that would a lot concerning But I m gonna have to reread Unravel Me as well to refresh my memory on how Warner addresses these actions and words because I really don t think he apologized or explained himself well enough and I think it s totally valid for Juliette to absolutely roast him in Restore Me for treating her so shittily My outrage about it is fresh though and maybe Juliette comes to terms with his actions in a later book that I ve forgotten aboutAlso Drag me but Adam doesn t get enough credit in this book I know we all love to shit on him myself included for the direction he goes in Ignite Me but his place in her journey of self discovery is vital Imagine this book without Adam without that glimmer of hope and self love that he installs in her He s the first person to reassure her of herself and humanize her Sure they re not right for each other in the end but it s not okay to dismiss their entire relationship as bullshit because he DID help her see herself as something other than a monster and I can t even imagine what this series would have been like if it were only Juliette brooding alone in her room dreading Warner stuck there until Warner was forced to tell her the truth about his mom or until Anderson showed up to ask what was taking so long Idk There s so many important uotes from Adam in this book Sometimes it falls into the type of narrative that feels like ugghhhh she needed a boy to fix her but in reality sometimes your friends have your back and reassure you of your worth and sometimes your friends are than your friends I could make a LIST of all the positive things Adam said to Juliette in this book that caused her confidence to sky rocket whereas almost everything Warner said installed panic and fear in her So clearly I have conflicting feelings but none of them intercede with the fact that I still cannot get over how much I adore this story Sure Warner sucks and I unironically wrote ew by half the things he says to her in this book but watching Juliette s transformation and relating to her insecurities and thought process as well as remembering how much I adored this book as a young teen it s always going to be a priceless experience to meJuly 2016I think this is my fourth or fifth time rereading it I didn t plan to but my aunt showed interest in reading it and I jokingly offered to read it out loud to her and she said yes Thus I proceeded to read this entire book out loud to her And it was worth itAnd what can I say I love this book I fucking love Juliette Reading it out loud made me slightly aware of how lame her stream of consciousness can sound and how the metaphors become exhausting after a while But I ve sort of accepted that book one is always going to be slightly uncomfortable to reread just because of the fact that so much has changed by book 3 that this is almost cringe worthy There s so much set up for world building that never occurs Honestly this book is of a 3 star rating but I can t bring myself to lower it It was due for a reread since it had been just about two years and like always I noted several things that I had missed or forgotten since I read it last August 2015I m not uite sure why i ve never uploaded a review on goodreads for this book I mean I feel like it kind of goes without saying how I feel about it but ya know This is my favorite series If you re sick of dystopian and never want to read one ever again make an exception for this one Ignore the fact that the entire fandom and myself has probably majorly spoiled you But this book Holy shit The writing YES The characters YES The plot YES The range of emotions YES I could tell you the things wrong with it but no book is perfect But if you want a book with characters that you will not be able to get out of your head and with a plot that will have you reading an entire trilogy in one sitting this book is your friend reread July 2014

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Read Shatter Me · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 pulls back just a tiny bit Kisses my bottom lip Bites it for just a second His skin is 100 degrees hotter than it was a moment ago His lips are pressed against my neck and my hands are on a journey down his upper body and I m wondering why there are so many freight trains in my heart why his chest is a broken harmonicaAnd that my friends is that I thought it was awful Even if I didn t think the writing was trite and overwrought later on it really starts to feel like she s borrowing heavily from the X Men mythos even though she claims she s never even seen the movies If you read the few uotes I ve listed above and they re not your cup of tea I d say skip this one and try something else Or maybe watch one of the X Men movies instead you ll get a much better portrayal of Rogue and a steamier love story Mmm Wolverine

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Read Shatter Me · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 thereAnd 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 I m sorry guys I wasn t even entertained The beginning was intriguing but there was so little plot beyond the romance that it uickly became tedious I hated the prose I felt nothing either way for the characters this series ends here for me


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  • Hardcover
  • 338
  • Shatter Me
  • Tahereh Mafi
  • English
  • 05 October 2020
  • 9780062085481