Saturday, 11 June 2016

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern


From Goodreads

The stunning YA debut from internationally 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 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 this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

My thoughts

My thanks to the Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.

I gave this an 8/10.  It's a completely different departure in writing for Cecelia Ahern, as her adult books border on the magical.

When I first started reading this YA story by Cecelia Ahern, I was a little underwhelmed to say the least.  I felt that it wasn't going to take me anywhere different than I'd been in the past with dystopian reads. The F that the Flawed are doomed to wear reminded me of other similar stories where certain members of society are ostracised for misdemeanours. As I got further into the book, it also in some ways reminded me of The Hunger Games, as Celestine North appears to be some kind of leader among others.

However, unlike other dystopian books that go into great detail about the different future this is more character driven and examines how people deal with one another, once they are seen to have pushed the boundaries.

I enjoyed this story on the whole and look forward to reading the next in the series in due course.

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