Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Discussion Post #1 - Shatter Me

I have finally sat down at a computer, and so I can make this post pretty! I have to say, posting from my phone isn't as bad as I thought it would be. If you see an oddly edited post, it probably came from my phone.

Let's talk Shatter Me.


Discussion Questions:

*Juliette's isolation creates a very interesting narration style. What do you think of the writing so far?

*How do you feel about Juliette as a character?

* She alludes to a past life full of pain and loss. What do you believe Juliette's dark secret is?

*Adam has just made his appearance and we already know he lied. Where do you think his character is going?


My Thoughts:

Okay, so I know that many of you have already finished this book. I don't blame you. It's pretty amazing. Still, do your best to stick to the discussion questions, okay? :) Thanks in advance.

It's been about two years since I last read this book, and the narration style still jarred me at the very beginning. Being in Juliette's head is really odd. Her strikethroughs, as she changes her mind constantly, the way that she talks to herself and then to us as readers, it's kind of confusing at first. The more I read though, the more I felt like it was a perfect way for her to communicate. Her mind is jumbled, and it shows.

I love Juliette as a character. She's withdrawn right now, of course. Lack of human contact has made her the type of character who can be a little prickly. Still, I see this light inside her. I see this person who, because of what she has inside of her, has been made out to be evil. Juliette isn't evil though. I just know it. And it makes me want to follow her until I find out for sure. Which, as the next question asks, brings me to her dark secret. I've read this before so I know what it is, but I love that it isn't mentioned outright.

Oh, Adam. My darling Adam. This guy took Juliette's heart, gave it some hope, and then dashed it straight into pieces. Part of me believes that he's not actually bad. That he's actually hiding something important. Still, at this point in the book I can't help but have some malice towards him. Poor Juliette.

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