Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Shatter Me read along update: Instagrammin' | #WednesdayYa
I had originally intended to post an excerpt vlog of Shatter Me for you guys today as part of #WednesdayYA, but my camera has run away, so I'll just have to save that for next week (which is also when we're having our twitter chat!).
I've been documenting my #WednesdayYA reading on Instagram, so since there's no vlog today, I thought I'd share that with you instead. Click through to see some of my favorite (and not so favorite) quotes from Shatter Me, and my thoughts so far!
I'll be honest, Shatter Me makes for perfect bathtime reading, and I'm not the only one who thinks so, as it's been Liz's bath book, too. Any other Wednesday YAers out there reading this one in the bath?
And now, on to the quotes
I'd liked the book well-enough to this point, but this was the first time that I sort of nodded to myself and thought, Yep, Juliette's a character I could get behind...
This quote's a bit of a mixed bag for me. I have a feeling that (beyond the strike-throughs being annoying to some people), some readers are going to find this book very over-written. Stream-of-consciousness is a hard one to pull off and please universally, and sometimes Mafi goes into cheesy territory for me (and I think some people will have an even lower cheese-threshold than I do). This one started off great to me, and took an unfortunate turn into silly emo REALLY quickly.
But when Mafi gets the extended metaphor right, she nails it. The last line of this one! Love it.
I mean... isn't that just the truth?
(Not sure if Mafi is being coyly self-reverential here, and poking fun at herself, or whether the immediacy of things is in earnest...)
Fortunately, even when the book is going into Serious Emo Kid mode, Mafi manages to pull it back around and remind me why I like it and Juliette. Juliette's definitely at her best — for me, anyway — when she's like this: feisty, snarky, and possibly pointing a gun at someone's head...
So, if you're reading Shatter Me with us, or following along and chiming in, what are some of your favorite (or least favorite) quotes of the book?
Make sure you stop back next Wednesday for more WYA, and join us that night as we chat about the experience on The Twitters!