Saturday, April 2, 2016

ARC Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Author: Cecelia Ahern
Series: Flawed (Book 1)
Publication: Feiwel & Friends (April 5, 2016)

Description: 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 in which 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 in which perfection is paramount and flaws are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

My Thoughts: FLAWED is a dystopian novel about a society that has let the Guild take over policing the morals of a society. To make a bad decision, to lie, to steal from society, for disloyalty to the Guild, for stepping out of line with society, is to earn a tattooed F on the temple, the tongue, the chest, the right hand or right foot. The Flawed are also ostracized, scrutinized by Whistleblowers, live under a curfew, and eat a boring diet.

Celestine North never thought that she would do anything to become marked as Flawed. She lives a perfect life and dates Art Crevan, the son of the head of the Guild. But one day she steps in to help an ostracized man on a bus who is having a medical emergency and her perfect life disappears.

Celestine begins to learn that the perfect society that she believes in and the judge who enforces it have serious flaws underneath. She becomes a symbol for those who favor the system and those who oppose it. She faces all sorts of harassment and danger because she performed one kind act,

This was a great story about a girl who finds her life completely disrupted and who finds that the society she thought she lived in and the one she really lives in are completely different. She needs to make decisions that are well beyond her age.

I enjoyed this story very much. I couldn't put it down. It's only flaw was the cliffhanger ending which makes me want to read the next book now when I know I have way too long to wait for it to be available.

Favorite Quote:
"Tina?" I hear the terror in my voice. Gone is my earlier certainty and bravado, if that's what it is called. I've learned that that to be courageous is to feel fear within, every step of the way. Courage does not take over, it fights and struggles through every word you say and every step you take. It's a battle or a dance as to whether to let it pervade. It takes courage to overcome, but it takes extreme fear to be courageous.
I got this eARC from Macmillan. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this. I still have kids liking dystopian. It'll be good to add something new.



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