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He's running his hands down my body running his yes across my face running laps with my heart and I'm running marathons with my mind. My checks my hands the pit of my stock and I'm growing in waves of emotion and a storm of fresh rain and all I feel is the strength... Does this woman not know what a fucking comma, period, and semicolon is?!?! Imagine trying to read this shit for 300+ pages!
Dec 14, 2011 03:26PM
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Oh thank God I'm done. I will admit it got slightly better towards the end, but it's still shit to me. I'll let the good Doctor sum up my feelings about this book (until I write up my review on Tuesday, of course) [image error] He's such cutie.
Dec 19, 2011 02:58PM
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Cait
Cait is on page 290 of 338
I'm so uninvolved in this book. I can read Juliette being like: [image error] But I just really don't give a fuck about her problems.
Dec 18, 2011 05:28PM
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Cait
Cait is on page 280 of 338
I'm sitting here reading this and trying to be all understanding, and give it a chance like this: [image error] But inside I'm doing this: [image error]
Dec 18, 2011 01:47PM
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Cait
Cait is on page 240 of 338
I found it.....I guess I'll just get back to reading it, then..... [image error] I'll be right back... [image error]
Dec 17, 2011 06:47PM
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Cait
Cait is on page 240 of 338
So.....I seem to have misplaced my book somewhere...... [image error][image error]
Dec 17, 2011 12:20PM
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Cait
Cait is on page 205 of 338
So just after I started reading this book I got/still am horribly sick and have a pounding headache. Coincidence? I think not!!!! [image error] This book has made me physically ill!
Dec 16, 2011 05:06AM
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Cait
Cait is on page 197 of 338
I can do nothing but attempt to keep up. And I fail. So, not only is she now oblivious and stupid, but weak? And it makes even less sense because, just a short time ago, you broke through concrete with your bare hands..........I.....I..... [image error]
Dec 15, 2011 08:44PM
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Cait
Cait is on page 196 of 338
It never occurred to me to ask Adam where we might go. [image error] That just occurred to you now, Juliette, after you've had about two weeks to plan this but didn't, and then jumped out of a tall building with guards out for your head? Where the hell is this so-called "intelligent" girl?
Dec 15, 2011 08:17PM
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Cait
Cait is on page 191 of 338
His jaw is as tight as his eyes as tight as his fists as tight as the strain in his arms. [image error] Can anyone look at that and honestly tell me that you did not have to re-read that at least three times to understand what the hell she just said?
Dec 15, 2011 06:38PM
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Cait
Cait is on page 190 of 338
So I honestly hate the love interest, Adam, more than I hate the supposed villain because of how Juliette describes him, and how quickly Mafi made them fall in lust love with each other. It seriously took about.......twenty pages. [image error] I hate it. And I hate them.
Dec 15, 2011 05:59AM
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message 1: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I'm starting to think this book sounds like someone read Ulysses while on acid. I may need to check it out just for trainwreck value.


message 2: by Angela (new)

Angela Ahaha, I keep hearing how much people dislike the writing. I've seen this on shelves but never took a look inside. Thanks for the quote. That simple, small paragraph shows me how much I shouldn't read it because that paragrap was EXTREMELY annoying. I'm a grammer nazi, so this bugged me ^.^


The Holy Terror Lol, I said the same thing.


message 4: by Demo (new) - added it

Demo My braaaiiinnnnnnn!!!!!


*dead*


message 5: by Cory (last edited Dec 14, 2011 05:28PM) (new)

Cory Kelly wrote: "I'm starting to think this book sounds like someone read Ulysses while on acid. I may need to check it out just for trainwreck value."

... that doesn't sound fun. Then again, it might make the experience tolerable.


Cait The Holy Terror wrote: "Lol, I said the same thing."

I seriously think that this woman is grammar impaired!

Angela wrote: "Ahaha, I keep hearing how much people dislike the writing. I've seen this on shelves but never took a look inside. Thanks for the quote. That simple, small paragraph shows me how much I shouldn't r..."

Exactly! Sometimes having run-oh sentences is fine to help your plot and character go further but this is all that Juliette ever. Fucking. Said.


Cait Demolition Lover wrote: "My braaaiiinnnnnnn!!!!!


*dead*"


Imagine how it is for me reading this shit!


message 8: by John (new) - added it

John Egbert description

Are you making this up, Cait dear?


message 9: by Demo (new) - added it

Demo *back from the dead as a ghost* Be strong, Cait! You must last long enough to write the review!


Skittles I am so glad that some people actually agree with me on the annoyance value as I was beginning to think that I was the only one who found it annoying. I've seen way too many 4/5 stars reviews of this but not many 1 or 2 star reviews.


Shannon I kinda liked this style of writing. Its as though we are inside her head, rather than just being told what happens around the main character. So we think what she thinks, even if there are things crossed out and terrible grammar. And shes not completely stable in her mental state, so her erratic ramblings kind of make sense. It gets better later in the book (with the crossing things out and grammar) because she has a more stable grasp on sanity and becomes more confident.


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

running laps with my heart and I'm running marathons with my mind.
This made me giggle, and not in a cute way. The more you share, the more I want to avoid.


message 13: by Cait (new) - rated it 2 stars

Cait Mupples wrote: "running laps with my heart and I'm running marathons with my mind.
This made me giggle, and not in a cute way. The more you share, the more I want to avoid."


Almost everything that she says makes no sense, Mupples.

Shannon wrote: "I kinda liked this style of writing. Its as though we are inside her head, rather than just being told what happens around the main character. So we think what she thinks, even if there are things ..."

Well I hope that this happens soon, Shannon, because this prose is killing me. I know that this helps to show her mental state, but it's making me go insane!

Mello wrote: "

Are you making this up, Cait dear?"


No, Mellos, no, I am sadly not kidding.


message 14: by John (new) - added it

John Egbert Oh no...


The Holy Terror Shannon wrote: "Its as though we are inside her head, rather than just being told what happens around the main character."

I think the issue I'm having is even if it's in her head, who thinks like this? (Besides the author, obviously.) Some of the stuff is so ridiculously out there that I have to wonder if she's autistic. I don't mean that as an insult, just that she doesn't think like a normal teenager.


Shannon The Holy Terror wrote: "Shannon wrote: "Its as though we are inside her head, rather than just being told what happens around the main character."

I think the issue I'm having is even if it's in her head, who thinks like..."


No insutlt taken :-) and I think what you said is true, but she has been in seclusion for over a year. I dunno, the way I read it was that its set in an enitrely different world, things happening to a girl who is very confused and has no idea what is happening to her. I can see why it can get annoying tho :-)


Ashelynn well, THT, she isn't a normal teenager. her backstory makes sense as to why she "thinks" like this.

but i do think Mafi went a little overboard with all the flowery prose. i spent a lot of time trying to understand what a few of her metaphors meant and then decided that they should have been deleted from the manuscript. metaphors are nice... when used sparingly.


The Holy Terror Yeah, she's not normal, she was in seclusion ... but I don't think that would make someone spout off poetically like she does. If anything I'd think her vocabulary would lessen. She has no one to talk to, no stimuli, no books or anything. It doesn't seem likely that someone locked up like that would be able to describe things and think of things the way she does. I would think her mind and thought processes would actually slowly deteriorate. Unless of course, she was like that before, and not right in the head to begin with. I haven't finished it yet so I don't know if anything about that is mentioned.


Ashelynn i don't think it is mentioned of her mind deteriorating. it's been a while since i've read it, though...

but yeah, i do agree with those points. it doesn't make sense as to why she thinks the way she does. i did think that she was a poet, because she kept a journal during her isolation, and she probably wrote poetry.

i think Juliette is more borderline insane--and she should be, actually, because of the isolation and her power. she has killed somebody with her touch, the Reestablishment locked her up for that, and if i was her, i would go insane in my cell. she's not right in the mind because of what has happened to her. her own parents chose to ignore her because of her power. it's sad.

i do wonder if she has a mental disorder, though, because of how metaphoric she is.

unless Mafi just wanted to write a purple prose book aka Shiver on steroids.


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