The Skinny: Great book with an interesting writing style
If you haven’t read Shatter Me yet, you should definitely place it on top of your TBR pile. This is a story that includes every aspect of a good book: interesting characters, great writing, vivid descriptions, and an intriguing plot.
In Shatter Me, we meet a girl who has been imprisoned for murder. Juliette’s fatal touch has attracted the attention of Warner, a young man who wishes to use her as a weapon. Adam, a childhood acquaintance, falls in love with Juliette and attempts to rescue her from Warner.
My reading of Shatter Me was a bit difficult, because I had to adjust to Mafi’s unique writing style. The book is saturated with metaphors, strikeouts, and short sentences. After I adjusted to this introduction to a unique style, I greatly enjoyed the book. Mafi has a great way of telling a story without revealing too much information. The world she created is richly described, and I had no trouble imaging the scenes.
My favorite part of Shatter Me is Mafi’s ability to describe the characters and feelings so well that I personally experienced the emotions. Juliette’s loneliness, Warner’s desperation, Adam’s protectiveness were all feelings that I experienced during my reading of the book.
This is a great book, and I encourage you to read it. Mafi has constructed a story that is sprinkled with bits of information that leave the reader eager to read the next installment.