⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 stars
Blurb: ‘The Scarlet Letter meets Divergent in this thoughtful and thrilling novel by bestselling author Cecelia Ahern.
Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule. And now faces life-changing repercussions.
She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.
In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her-everything.’
The main character in ‘Flawed’ by Cecelia Ahern is seventeen year old Celestine North. She is living with her family in a society where perfection is key and flaws are punished. People who have been proven in court to be flawed, live the rest of their lives marked to stand out in society and under strict rules to make examples of them. No one wants associate with them, in fear of being punished as well. The whole idea of a society that tries to ‘breed’ perfection gives the book a bit of a dystopian feel.
Celestine is perfect in every way. She is the perfect daughter, perfect in school and is dating the perfect guy. Everything seems perfect, until an incident during the Earth Day celebrations saws the seed of doubt in her head. Things escalate quickly and she is suddenly facing punishment herself. Now all she believed in, the rules and the way the society is ruled, are put in question and she needs to figure out what to believe, who to trust and which way to turn. I also have to mention that I really enjoyed the character of Judge Crevan. I’m not going to mention too much about him here, so I won’t ruin the book for anyone, but he played his part really well.
When I picked up ‘Flawed’ I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had never read a book by Cecelia Ahern before, but was intrigued by the blurb of her first YA novel…and of course the pretty cover. The beginning was a bit slow but not to a point that it annoyed me and once the events started unfurling it picked up in pace. I couldn’t put it down all weekend and stayed up late into the night to finish it. This book is not even published yet and I am already impatiently waiting for number 2, so I can find out what’s going to happen next.
Expected publication: March 24th 2016
(I have received this book through NetGalley for an honest review)