I place my hand on his chest. I dare to trace the outline of the bird soaring across his skin. 'You're my bird,' I tell him. 'You're my bird and you're going to help me fly away.'
Things happen when people touch Juliette. Strange things. Bad things. Dead things.
No one knows why her touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, without love, she's finally discovering her strength - and maybe even a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
For as long as she can remember, 17-year-old Juliette Ferrars has been shunned as a monster—even by her own parents. That’s because the touch of her skin can kill and her bare hands are capable of demolishing thick concrete. This first book in Tahereh Mafi’s dramatic teen series paints a grim picture of a futuristic world ravaged by environmental destruction and man-made brutality. In the midst of this ugliness, Juliette reconnects with Adam, the only person to treat her younger self with kindness; he’s now a soldier for the murderous Reestablishment. Mafi sets the stage for an electrifying love story between two teenagers scarred by lonely childhoods but united in their refusal to relinquish their humanity.