Shatter Me Book 1


Book Information

Science Fiction
Reader Personality Type
Harper Collins 2011
Year Published
Good for Reluctant Readers?
Part of a Series

I have a curse I have a gift

I am a monster I'm more than human

My touch is lethal My touch is power

I am their weapon I will fight back

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The 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 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 anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, 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 more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.--from the publisher

452 pages    978-0062085504   Ages 13 and up

Read alikes: Darkest Mind by Alexandra Bracken; Graceling by Kristin Cashore; Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson


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.--from the publisher

Other titles in the series:

1.  Shatter Me (2011) 1.5  Destroy Me (Novella) (2012) 2.  Unravel Me (2013) 2.5  Fracture Me (Novella) (2013) 3.  Ignite Me (2014) 4. Restore Me (2018) 4.5 Shadow Me (Novella) (2019) 5. Defy Me (2019) 5.5 Reveal Me Novella) (2019) 6. Imagine Me (2020) 6.5 Believe me (Novella) (2021) 7. Imagine Me (2021)

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