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Book Review- Shatter Me

Part of the reason that I have been putting off writing a review of this book is that I think I can’t convey how much I love it. It is absolutely tied for my favorite with Divergent (maybe even passing it a little… SHH). I already posted about this as part of my 30 Day Book Challenge- Day 24- Book that contains your favorite scene.After posting this, I realized my 2nd favorite scene is also in this book. For those of you who have read it, it is the scene between Warner and Juliette, with the gun in his coat. Yup, if you’ve read this you know exactly what I’m talking about! 😉 (GIRL POWER)

It is hard to summarize because so much of the book would be spoiled if I told you what it was entirely about. But basically, it is about a girl named Juliette who is in prison because whenever she touches someone she causes them intense agony and eventually death. She has grown up isolated and shunned by everyone, she has a very hard life. One day a boy is put in her cell with her, a faintly familiar boy recognizable by his deep blue eyes. A whhhooollllee lot of things happen, and I can’t even tell you what they are! Arg, that is so frustrating. But I can tell you that she gets out of prison in a way, and falls in love with the boy (Adam).

This is possibly the most dynamic book,  the most dynamic characters that I have ever read about. The beginning of this book is bleak and slightly depressing, but TRUST ME, it gets fantastic. The romance between Adam and Juliette is very, very sweet!

I hardly ever find a book that I have no negative opinion on, no criticism. And I realize that it can be hard to read a glowing review of a book with no negativity.  But this is the way I felt about this book, and I won’t a

You MUST read this. Honestly people, right after I finished this I read it again. A week later I read it again. Yes, it is that good. Take my word for it, this is one of the best books I have ever read.

Have you read this? What did you think?

Olivia 😉

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 25-Favorite book you read in school

Aside from Shakespeare’s plays (I think I’ve talked about them enough for a while :)), The Book Thief is the favorite book that I have read (so far) in school. This book is a little dark, it is set during the Holocaust like so many other books I have read in school. But especially for any book lover, this book is easy to connect to! The main character loves books, and they are one of the main reasons that she lives through losing everything-multiple times.

If you haven’t read this yet, you should! I consider it a modern classic! Oh yeah, and there is no romance or love-triangle either. I’m sure some people will be pleased by that!;)

I’m about to leave for vacation! I think I’ll still be able to post, but there probably won’t be any pictures in my posts for a few days! 🙂 Bye guys!

Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 24- Book that contains your favorite scene

I’m going to do a review on this book soon, I finished it a few days ago. WOW! This book is fantastic! I am going to add it to my Favorites list as soon as I finish this!

My favorite scene in this book happens to be a spoiler for anyone who hasn’t read it, so if you haven’t read this yet or plan to, STOP HERE! 🙂

“Then why are you here?’ I whisper, broken, dying in his arms. “Why…” 1, 2 attempts at inhalation. “Why are you touching me?”

“Because I can.” He almost cracks a smile and I almost sprout a pair of wings. “I already have.”

“What?” I blink, suddenly sobered. “What do you mean?”

“That first night in the cell,” he sighs. He looks down. “You were screaming in your sleep.”

I wait.

I wait.

I wait forever.

“I touched your face.” He speaks into the shape of my ear. “Your hand. I brushed the length of your arm…” He pulls back and his eyes rest at my shoulder, trail down to my elbow, land on my wrist. I’m suspended in disbelief. “I didn’t know how to wake you up. You wouldn’t wake up. SO I sat back and watched you. I waited for you to stop screaming.”

“That’s. Not. Possible.” 3 words are all I manage.

But his hands become arms around my waist his lips become a cheek pressed against my cheek and his body is flush against mine, his skin touching me touching me touching me and he’s not screaming he’s not dying he’s not running away from me and I’m crying

I’m choking

I’m shaking shuddering splintering into teardrops

and he’s holding me the way no one has held me before.

Like he wants me.”

Sorry that was so long. You needed to read most of the scene. And in case you couldn’t tell, this is the scene where Juliette (the girl speaking) who has the curse of torturing and killing anyone she touches, finds out that the man she loves is the only one who she can touch without hurting. Awesome! And yeah, this story rocks! 🙂 Like I said, review soon. Plus, I received the Sunshine Blogger Award a few days ago, so keep an eye out for that too!

Talk to you folks tomorrow! 🙂

Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 23- Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t

I have tried to read this before! Really! But I literally got 1 page into this, and then quit. I hated it that much. I realize this is considered a “classic”, and that I eventually should read it because it is a key part of literature. But for now, I say pass. I only tell people that I have read this because I am embarrassed to say that I haven’t!

🙂 Olivia

 

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 22-Book you plan to read next

Right now I am reading Shatter Me, and loving it! But that is not the point. The book I plan to read next is The Secret Life of Bees because I checked it out from the library today and it looks interesting! 🙂

Have you read this?

Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 21-Favorite picture book from childhood

If you have read my blog for a while, you recognize this book! I loved Princess of the Midnight Ball, which is a retelling of this story. I have had this book ever since I can remember! I love the ornate illustrations in it!

I really hope to share this book with my (maybe) little kids someday!

🙂 Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 20- Book that you’ve read the most times

Sorry for the repeat use of this book, guys.

All I have to say is, I’m pretty sure my classmates are getting tired of seeing Olivia reading “that book” twice a month. I have reading it less frequently lately(in replacement- more modern books), but I still read this probably far too often.

😀 Olivia

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