I've got curse
I have a present
I'm just a monster
I am more than just human
My feel is lethal
My feel is power
I'm their gun
I'll battle back
In exactly 264 days Juliette did not touch anyone.
It was an accident the last time she did but she was locked up for murder by T... he Reestablishment. Nobody knows why touching Juliette is fatal. So long as she doesn't hurt anybody else, nobody cares. The world is crumbling too busy to pieces to pay attention to a girl who is 17. Diseases destroy the population, food is difficult to find, birds are no longer flying and clouds are the wrong colour.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so Juliette was thrown into a cell. So many people are dead now that the survivors whisper war – and it has changed their minds. Perhaps Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed in a poisonous corpse. Perhaps, right now, she is exactly what they need.
Juliette has a choice to make: Be a weapon. Or be some guerrilla.
Someone picked up the sun and pinned it to the sky again, but every day it hangs a little lower than the day before. It's like a negligent parent who only knows one half of who you are. It never sees how its absence changes people. How different we are in the dark.
I only know now that the scientists are wrong. The world is flat. I know because I was tossed right off the edge and I've been trying to hold on for 17 years. I've been trying to climb back up for 17 years but it's nearly impossible to beat gravity when no one is willing to give you a hand.
Most of the novel is written in stream of consciousness...Mafi also uses strikethrough in the text, crossing out some of Juliet’s thoughts and replacing them with others...The strikethrough is a bit distracting and it’s difficult to care for Juliette when we know so little about her, even if her circumstances are dreadful.