Restore Me is a powerful and emotional reading experience. It follows Juliette, 17, and Warner, 19, as they attempt to lead Sector 45 following the death of the Supreme leader, Warner’s father, at the hands of Juliette. Some of the plot is unrealistic, and most of the parents are abusive. Juliette is the new leader and we hear about her leadership burdens, but she doesn’t really do anything to actually lead. She is both strong and clueless (maybe naive). Despite that, I really like Juliette and Warner. The characters are complex and emotional and brought to life by the author. Tahereh Mafi has a beautiful writing style, one that is descriptive and emotional. Even though I did not really like the book, I kept reading because of her writing style. The story is told from both character’s perspectives in alternating chapters, which works well in giving us a sense of their inner struggles. The dynamics of their relationship are also illustrated in powerful ways. I found the sexual and bedroom scenes unnecessary in a YA novel, and they force me to say this book is not appropriate for anyone under 17. A great read for adults who like teen protagonists.
|Page Count||448 pages|
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