I have not touched another human being in 264 days.
Monster. Freak. Evil. Juliette has always been called this, for her entire life. And for a good reason. Her very touch is very lethal and deadly. No one has touched her for years, and the one time someone did, they died. No one has ever bothered to love Juliette, or even talk to her. She has been imprisoned for three years, ever since the Accident. The only food she gets is some chemical slime dumped through her door each evening. She hasn’t spoken a word in 246 days. Until now.
A boy named Adam moves into her cell, and she begins to become more human like again. Then, she fnds out that the Reestablishment wants her. As a weapon. As a killing device. Little do they know, there is more heart in her than any monster like them.
A bit from Goodreads:
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.
This book was AMAZING. I say that about every book, don’t I? Well I mean it a lot about this one. An impossible romance, a heartbreaking situation for a goodhearted but deadly girl, and a suspenseful page turner, Shatter Me deserves about 4,000 million stars. I mean it. Put this on the TOP of your to-read list.