This is a spoiler free review on Flawed by Cecilia Ahern. I was sent this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. With a dystopia theme and a gorgeous front cover, I picked it up almost immediately.
"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 perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything." -Goodreads
CHARACTERS; There was such a wide variety of different characters in this book, and I really loved how Ahern wrote all of them. The protagonist, Celestine, is a hero in herself. She stand up for what she believes in, and she is not afraid to do so. She even risks herself being 'perfect' for an old and dying 'flawed' man. From the very start, Celestine is a much loved character, and she only becomes more and more heroic and the story goes on.
Other minor characters such as Art, Celestine's family, Pia, and all the others also added to the story. All of them had different opinions on the laws of being 'flawed' and they all affect and have an impact on Celestine's differently.
Crevin, who would be considered the antagonist of the story, is pretty much crazy. He brands Celestine as the most flawed of all, simply because she would not do as he said. He is evil, destructive, and powerful, but a villain in any story adds entertainment, conflict and an amazing storyline
STORY LINE/PLOT; I found the overall story concept extremely unique and original; I have never read anything like it before and this made it a really interesting and enjoyable read. I loved how I kept being introduced to new things throughout the story, and constant plot twists and cliff hangers. This suspense urged me to continue reading, and there were times where I couldn't put the book down. I ended up finishing in two days, which is amazing considering it's a 400 page book!
The 'flawed' and 'perfect' concept in the book is what made it really unique, and made me as a reader really consider the meaning of flawed. Every is flawed in a way - and those who aren't are not given the opportunity to learn from mistakes and fix them. Although basic freedom rights are taken away from those who are branded 'flawed', it's almost as if those who are 'perfect' get less freedom anyway. The book isn't just a fictional story line, but teaches a few life lessons also.
ENDING; Since this is the first book in a series, the events that occurred throughout were not concluded. However, I thought that it wrapped up nicely and left me as the reader excited for the release of the next book, 'Perfect', in April 2017 - I already can't wait!!! So much happened throughout the book that I felt almost overwhelmed with the drama and conflicts of the events, however I felt satisfied with the ending and it made me love the book as a whole.
RATING; As you can probably tell by all the amazing things I talked about during this review, I decided to give this book 5 stars out of 5!! I can't really fault any of it - it was amazing and I loved it. I highly recommend this book to any readers of YA. Although it is classified as dystopia, I think it is modern and almost contemporary like, and therefore I believe that any reader would enjoy this.
Buy this book from;
Dymocks - https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/flawed-by-cecelia-ahern-9780008126360/#.VySds_l97IU
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Flawed-Novel-Cecelia-Ahern/dp/1250074118
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