ARC Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

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FLAWED BY CECILIA AHERN
HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN’S BOOKS (EBOOK), EXPECTED PUBLICATION 24 MARCH 2016
400 PAGES

AUTHOR WEBSITE

AMAZON (UK)

AMAZON.COM

WellnessBadgeI GOT THIS ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.

 

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

The gorgeous, thought-provoking first YA novel from internationally bestselling author Cecelia Ahern.

FLAWED is set in a powerfully realised society where perfection is valued above humanity, with an intense love story at its centre. Good-girl Celestine has always agreed with the system but following an act of kindness towards one of the Flawed is herself excluded and soon she is fighting for her own survival – and for love.

Hugely accessible, emotionally resonant and with a character who will seize the hearts of anyone who meets her, this is the ideal book for anyone who has ever felt the pressure to be perfect.

Hugely accessible, emotionally resonant and with a character who will seize the hearts of anyone who meets her, this is the ideal book for anyone who has ever felt the pressure to be perfect.

OPENING PARAGRAPH

I AM A girl of definitions, of logic, of black and white. Remember this.

WHAT I THOUGHT

This is my first Cecilia Ahern book.

Flawed starts off quite lacklustre and I really wasn’t impressed. However, the book really starts to shine when Celestine tries to help an old Flawed man and becomes something quite brilliant.

I like the society created in Flawed, a world where everyone needs to be perfect all the time and any poor judgement sees you branded as Flawed, a damaged ostracised freak. Imagine how many of us would be Flawed in such a world? I know I would be. There are some dark moments in the book. Celestine’s branding made me feel sick to the stomach. The treatment she receives by her so-called friends when she’s lured to a party horrified me. I started off disliking Celestine and found her irritating but she changed completely through the course of the book and I grew to really like her. Judge Craven and Celestine’s whistle-blower were brilliant villains. Judge Craven comes across as such a stand-up guy at first and his actions chilled me to the bone. What a b******. There’s a special seat in hell for him.

Flawed starts off shaky but I ended up loving it. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

RATING

5 STAR RATING

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