Shatter Me is a young adult dystopian thriller written by Tahereh Mafi, published on November 15, 2011.The book is narrated by Juliette, a 17-year-old girl with a lethal touch and is unusual in that it contains passages and lines that have been crossed out like a diary entry. Juliette gets a cellmate who goes by the name of Adam Kent. He reminds Juliette of someone, but she convinces herself that it is not possible that she ever knew him. She shows Adam the ways of the asylum, such as not to eat the scalding food immediately, and when the asylum’s occupants are allowed to shower. At some point, Juliette wakes up to find Adam has touched her, and she becomes confused. One day, the Reestablishment, a government that has the world within its grasp, comes for Juliette. It is revealed that Adam is a soldier for Aaron Warner, the leader of Sector 45 of the Reestablishment. Warner, who is also the son of the Reestablishment’s Supreme Commander, makes Juliette an offer that includes her being able to get out of the asylum in turn for her torturing any prisoners with her touch as a weapon for the Reestablishment. Warner wants to feel the full effects of Juliette’s power, but she refuses to touch or hurt him, so he forces her to torture a soldier named Jenkins and a small child through a simulated torture room. During her captivity, Juliette develops a romantic relationship with Adam. It is revealed that Adam knew Juliette prior to the asylum, and is in love with her, and that he can touch Juliette without being harmed or killed. Adam eventually helps Juliette escape from Warner, and as they escape, Warner’s hand brushes against Juliette’s ankle, revealing that Warner also can touch Juliette without consequence. Adam and Juliette run away to where Adam’s 10-year-old brother James lives, a small apartment Adam helped to make. James is taken care of by others because Adam has to live with the other soldiers; to the brother’s knowledge, both of their parents are dead. Through spending time together, Adam starts to become possessive of Juliette. One of Adam’s fellow soldiers, Kenji Kishimoto, shows up claiming that Warner had him tortured in order to learn Adam and Juliette’s whereabouts. Kenji says that he knows a safe place where they can escape, and they formulate a plan. Juliette and Adam split up with Kenji and James, but Adam and Juliette are captured and Warner shoots Adam. Warner drags Juliette into an abandoned classroom and tells Juliette he loves her. Warner kisses Juliette, so she seduces him to get the gun from him. She non-fatally shoots him. She finds Adam in a slaughterhouse, and they escape, although Adams’s leg is badly injured. They meet up with Kenji and James, whom Kenji has given sedatives so that he will not be traumatized by the condition Adam is in. It is revealed that Kenji is a member of the Rebellion against the Reestablishment, called Omega Point. Adam, Juliette, and James are recruited by, and then join the Rebellion.
Shatter Me is the first of a series of six books. The second book in the series, Unravel Me, was published on February 5, 2013. The third book in the series, Ignite Me, was published on February 4, 2014. The fourth book, “Restore Me,” was published on March 6, 2018. The fifth book, Defy Me, was published on April 2, 2019. The final book, Imagine Me, was published on March 31, 2020.
Shatter Me was ordered to series, and it is expected to premiere on ABC soon. We are still waiting for the official show release date announcement. This date box will be updated once we have more information.