By Tahereh Mafi
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.
juliette was a very different character because she had gone throe a lot of things during her uprising. she was a girl with a lot of conflicted thought, they didn't always make sense, and maybe she was a bit crazy, who knows? there isn't really anyone there to tell if she is or not for real. After she was locked in for quite a while...
anyway, let's move on, let's talk about the author Tahereh Mafi. I see what you tried to do there miss Mafi. trying to be new and special and a new thinker huh ? well, congratulations, you did it all, but failed so very hard. let's just begin with this quote that left me
“I always wonder about raindrops. I wonder about how they’re always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end.”
excuse me? I take back my previous statement, she is nuts. I get that Mafi tried to write in a poetic way, the lady as a heroine in a dystopi community, and make it unique, but then she throws in a hot guy, and you all know what happens afterwards. I like it when Authors step out from their comfort zone because sometimes they make something magnificent, but most of the time it becomes something like this. something bad.
Im not the biggest fan of dystopi books, just because they are so very depressing. the setting is depressing as it is, why on EARTH make the characters depressing to? if I wan't depressing I just take a walk down the psychiatric clinic. so no, this book did not cut it.