• Jessie Wolf

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

I read this book really quickly, which is generally a good sign for a book. And I did enjoy it. However, I feel like I read it so quickly because it felt like there were bits missing. I wanted more. I wanted more back story and more interaction. It felt like not much happened and then all of a sudden things have happened, particularly in regards to the relationships between characters.

My Recommendation

It gets really interesting to the end, like maybe the last 3 or so chapters so if you’re looking for a quick read that will hook you into a series then this is a good shout. Although I haven’t read the rest of the series so I may change my mind about that.

Not For Everyone

This book has all the elements of a good dystopian novel but none of it is really explained. It’s not really a world you can immerse yourself in, which I think is sort of the point because Juliette can’t either, but that does mean you feel as though you’re on the outside looking in - which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

To The Author

The use, or lack of, punctuation is a very clever technique to pass the sense of urgency and uncertainty to the reader. The words fly off the page.

If You’ve Never Read The Book And Want To Say You Have

End of the world, corrupted government run by a crazy teenager who really wants to touch a deadly weapon.

Academic Prompts

Symbolism of the title

Symbolism of the bird

Comparison with Far Away by Caryl Churchill

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