Tahereh Mafi Interview


Jacket Copy spoke with Tahereh Mafi about Shatter Me, the first book in her young-adult trilogy. Mafi discusses how the idea for the main character’s “girl-with-the-lethal-touch” idea arose and whether there are similarities between the character and herself:

“She kills people when she touches them. So that’s a huge difference between the two of us. When I wrote the book, I didn’t think that any of the things I was writing had anything to do with me, and it wasn’t until I finished the book and looked back on it that I realized that some of it was certainly inspired by things I felt myself many times, but again I think that’s why it relates to a lot of young readers because we all go through that on some level.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →