Title – Unravel Me
Author – Tahereh Mafi
Publisher – Harper
Pages- 461 (Hardcover)
Published -February 5th 2013
Series – Shatter Me (2/3, Completed)
20 March 2017
I think that sometimes, a character can save a book. What I mean by this is that if a book is particularly terrible, a particularly lovable (or hate-able) character can make it bearable.
Now, this isn’t to say that I disliked the plot of Unravel Me, I actually thought it was pretty good, but it is bare-bones for a while. There’s not much going on here for the first half of the novel, but what Mafi does so excellently is spend this time getting us to know her characters and building them into believable humans.
Unravel Me is a marvellously structured novel when it all boils down, because you spend the first third kind of hating it. Honestly, for a while barely anything happens and this is on purpose. If the reader is forced to spend a while being bored without realising that they’re secretly being conditioned into loving the characters, when the action finally does hit it’s even more impactful.
I have some favourite moments from this book, but overall my favourite parts have to do with the bad-assery-building of Juliette. From her awesome new outfit, her reactions to the people around her and her final standoff with Warner’s father, she really grows into herself.
How have I not mentioned Warner yet? This bro. I have no words.
So all in all, this is a good book. It’s fun in the end and you’ll breeze through it in a couple days at most. If you’ve read the first, please continue the series, it’s pretty god-damned great.
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Unravel Me (Shatter Me, Book 2)