Book Review – Flawed by Cecila 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, 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.
I was given an ARC by Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Oh my gawd, where do I start with this book. It is BRILLIANT!!! Celestine is an amazing protagonist, although she does not start out that way. Little Miss Perfect. She gets top grades, has a gorgeous boyfriend and behaves like the most model citizen you could imagine.
Then that one incident comes. The one that throws her life into utter chaos and turmoil. As she faces the aftermath, she sees that thing are not what she first thought and she becomes stronger.
The book shows that the strong ties of family are vital in difficult times but also that in times like this, you just have no idea at all who you can trust. Who will turn on you?
This book is a brilliant example of bravery and strength in the face of adversity. It’s a newcomer to the genre of young adult dystopia and my goodness does it ever stake its claim to be top of the pile. There MUST be another two books and if the trilogy is not turned into films then there is no justice in this world!
A five out of five star read.
I’m profoundly grateful to Netgalley and HarperCollinsUK for my ARC.

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