Romance grows in ‘Shatter Me’ despite insanity

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Romance grows in ‘Shatter Me’ despite insanity

Mariko Galton, Reporter

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“Shatter Me” features 17-year-old Juliette Ferrars who possesses a power that can kill with a single touch.

Since an accident killed a young boy, Juliette has never touched another human being in fear of another calamity.

In the three years since the fatal accident, Juliette has lived in a psychiatric ward. Having no contact with others, Juliette beings to think she is insane. When a new cellmate arrives, Juliette’s world turns upside down.
When Juliette is taken to Warner, leader of Sector 45, she finds out the Reestablishment wants to use her as a weapon.

After she is told of the Reestablishment’s plan, Juliette seeks the friendship of Adam, the soldier who was her cellmate. Before long, Adam reveals his past which changes Juliette’s life forever.
“Shatter Me” captivates readers with its heart-warming romance and its powerful protagonist  who hypnotizes readers with her personality.

The novel is recommended for ages 14 to 18 because of mild violence. The use of romance and an adventurous heroine brings an uplifting spirit to the dystopian society.