Shatter Me Book Summary

Shatter Me Summary & Quotes, it is a young adult dystopian romantic thriller written by Tahereh Mafi, published on November 15, 2011. The book is narrated by Juliette, a 17-year-old girl with a lethal touch and is unusual in that it contains passages and lines that have been crossed out like a diary entry. Shatter Me is the first of a series of seven books.

Shatter Me Summary, Shatter Me Synopsis
Shatter Me Synopsis

Shatter Me Summary

The novel tells about Juliette Ferrars, a broken, lonely girl, tormented by her own abilities and deadly touch.

She was locked up in a mental institution for something beyond her control. And after a while an institution called the Reestablishment decided to turn it into a weapon, to use it to harm and kill the remaining people in the torn world.

The novel Shatter Me begins in a small room with one window, four walls, and an area of 144 square feet.

Trapped in a small room for 264 days without touching another human, Juliette longs to feel others, but her touch is deadly.

She is completely alone and spends her day in silence writing in her notebook.

Juliet cannot touch people, she has been locked up in a sanatorium by the re-establishment government on charges of murder.

Every time someone attacks her, Juliette's power causes severe pain to him, when she pushes him away, it is fatal.

Juliet was left in cruel isolation, she had not spoken a word for 264 days, she was forgotten.

At this time, disease, poverty and global warming are destroying the world's population outside the sanatorium.

Juliette's world soon changed when two men entered her life, and, getting acquainted with Adam, she realized that he is a person from her past and knows about her powers.

Adam becomes a part of Juliette's life and helps her gain confidence in herself and the surrounding world again.

It then becomes clear that Adam can touch Juliette without fear and without getting hurt at all.

As the events of the novel shatter me unfold, it becomes clear that he has known her for a long time and has intimate feelings for her.

With Adam realizing the malicious intentions of the Reestablishment foundation to exploit Juliette, Adam runs away with Juliette to the House of his younger brother James, and is forced to live with him for a period of time to be able to hide Juliette out of sight.

Adam and Juliette's whereabouts are soon revealed and the events of the novel shatter me escalate .

Then Kenji Kishimoto, one of Adam's colleagues in the army, appears, persuades Adam and Juliette to flee with him on the pretext that he has a safer place, but soon they are caught by the institution and arrested, and when Adam tried to resist he was shot and received a non-fatal wound.

Juliette is locked in a remote place but soon manages to escape and finds Adam nearby bleeding from his wound, she manages to take him and flee to the side of the rebels and join them.

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Shatter Me Quotes

  • “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”
  • “I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe.”
  • “Raindrops are my only reminder that clouds have a heartbeat. That I have one, too.”
  • “I've been screaming for years and no one has ever heard me.”
  • “His smile is laced with dynamite. "Go to sleep"
  • “Hope is hugging me, holding me in its arms, wiping away my tears and telling me that today and tomorrow and two days from now I will be just fine and I'm so delirious I actually dare to believe it.”
  • I only know now that the scientists are wrong.
  • I am nothing but novocaine. I am numb, a world of nothing, all feeling and emotion gone forever.
  • “Someone picked up the sun and pinned it to the sky again, but every day it hangs a little lower than the day before. It's like a negligent parent who only knows one half of who you are. It never sees how its absence changes people. How different we are in the dark.”
  • “Girls are always talking about electricity in their romance, but none are too happy to actually be electrocuted, apparently. Bloody confusing, is what it is.”
  • “You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. Please touch me, is what I want to tell him.”
  • “My life is four walls of missed opportunities poured in concrete molds.”
  • “Find me a cure for these tears, I'd really like to exhale for the first time in my life.”
  • “Every butterfly in the world has migrated to my stomach.”
  • “I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
  • His lips soften into a smile that cracks apart my spine. He repeats my name like the word amuses him. Entertains him. Delights him.
  • “Hope in this world bleeds out of the barrel of a gun.”
  • “Truth is a jealous, vicious mistress that never, ever sleeps.”
  • “You're absolutely delicious when you're angry." "Too bad my taste is poisonous for your palate.”

Questions about Shatter Me Plot

Is Shatter Me a romance? The devastatingly romantic Shatter Me series begins with Juliette, the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch, in a dark place. In this tantalizing and irresistible sequel, Juliette learns the secret behind Adam's—and Warner's—immunity to her deadly touch.

Can a 12 year old read Shatter Me? The make out scenes were a bit intense which is why the recommendation age is 16.

Does Shatter Me have a happy ending? In the end, she finally decides she will keep her name as Juliette Ferrars but Aaron decides to call her Ella privately but also Juliette. In Believe Me, they finally get married.

Is there a kiss in Shatter Me? First, there was the shower scene with perfect Adam. “And he's kissing me. Once, twice, until I've had a taste and realize I'll never have enough. He's everywhere up my back and over my arms and suddenly he's kissing me harder, deeper, with a fervent urgent need I've never known before.”

Is Shatter Me a love triangle? “Shatter Me” screams “young-adult dystopia” with the two male leads following the love triangle trope to a T. Adam, the nice one, and Warner, the bad boy/villain/anti-hero. After six sequels, guess which one Juliette ends up with (cue the eye-roll and yawn).

Do Warner and Juliette sleep together? Juliette discovers that she has the ability to control her lethal touch, therefore having the ability to touch anyone she wants. With this realization, she can choose whoever she wants to be with, and Juliette recognizes her love for Warner. She admits this to him, and they go on to sleep together.

Who is the main love interest in shatter me? Adam Kent: A soldier in the army, 18 years old; he is in charge of Juliette after she is brought out of isolation. He is known as an average man with blue eyes, tattoos, around 6'1", and dark brown hair. He is shown to be in love with Juliette since they first saw/met each other, as children.

Is Shatter Me series spicy? There isn't any sex scenes, but there is a part where Juliette was getting touched in a way she didn't want to be.

Why is Shatter Me so popular? First of all, Tahereh Mafi is one hell of a writer. Her prose is so stunning it's almost poetic, and the books are written as first-person narratives with an inner monologuing main character so she crosses out and she rewrites her thoughts. Yes, it's as cool as it sounds.

Which Shatter Me book is the spiciest? honestly that novella isn't worth reading but fracture me definitely was in my opinion. Raghad♡ 1. Believe me is the one with the most spice, it has explicit scenes. Spicy scenes in the other books are not as detailed.

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