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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-ch...more
I am girl of definitions, of logic, of black and white.And she's just as boring and spiritless as that quote indicates. This book is dull, bland, and yet another prime example of failed YA dystopia. It was inoffensive, if you can call, a nonsensical dystopian future and a standard love triangle inoffensive, among its other faults.
I can't stop using the word bland. It was so bland. It is so flavorless. Have you ever had plain instant oatmeal? It's kind of like that. Only instead ...more
I think this book is like marmite. You either love it or hate it.
I hate marmite.
I loved this book.
On finishing this book I was lost for words, speechless. All I could think to say consisted of a string of inappropriate and incoherent expletives. My mind was blank. All I could think about was the next book, when it would come, what would happen.
I thought that the main character, Celestine, was an intriguing mix of strong and weak, brave and cow ...more
In a society that values Perfection above everything, this is of utmost importance.
Because of this, maintaining Perfection is a primary focus of all citizens living within this dystopian society.
Collectively, they punish those who they deem as lacking. Such individuals are branded as Flawed and never treated the same within society again.
This essentially designates them as the lowliest individuals. Perfects are afraid to, and in fact, ordered not to, even a ...more
“I bite my lip as the tears stream. I think of little Ewan, how scared he would be, how I have bought such danger to my family.”
This was an enjoyable YA dystopian story, about a society in which people were branded as ‘flawed’ if they did something wrong.
I liked Celestine, although she really needed to think more before acting. Even though the thin ...more
Flawed centers around a young girl named Celestine, who lives in a dystopian world where everyone is forced to be perfect, or is punished by getting their flesh branded and be Scarlet-Letter'd with an "F" armband for "Flawe ...more
I actually loved this book which I really didn't expect, when I first started reading it I wasn't sure about how it was written but the more I read then I understood the dialogue.
Flawed is about a young girl Celestine who lives in a place where everything has to be perfect, perfect family, perfect boyfriend, perfect life but it's all about to change. If people are found not to be perfect they are branded like catt ...more
The concept is slightly reminding of the Nataniel Hawthorne's A-letter, only taken to new abysmal heights.
When I step outside, I see Colleen standing at her family’s car. The front door of her house is open, and she looks like she’s waiting. I guess she won’t be going to school today, probably going to the courthouse to her mom’s trial. My heart be ...more
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
Cecelia Ahern, the international best-selling author, pens her new YA book, Flawed which marks as the first book in the new YA dystopian series by the same name. Now the regular Ahern fans might have mixed feelings about this book, where the regular YA dystopian lovers might just love this book. The book unfolds the story of a high school teenager who is perfect in every possible way, but soon her perfecti ...more
DNF @ 28%
It has been a while since I have read anything by Cecelia Ahern, being her first foray into YA Dystopia I was interested too see how she would spin it.
For me at over a quarter of the book read, I kind of feel something of note needed to have happened, but I was so disconnected from the story, and so little had been absorbed I can't even remember the names of the main characters.
The only thing that really sticks in the mind is that a lot of the traits, rules ...more
I feel like I could've liked this book way more than I did, if only for a few changes. While it started off slow, things picked up some when Celestine is accused of being flawed, in other words, imperfect. But then things died down again, when they had so much potential to be great from there. I just couldn't connect with Celestine's character. She was very naïve, even after people showed her their true colors. She put herself in dum ...more
Author Ceceila Ahern does a brilliant job of getting down to the meat of feelings and trauma and examining how Celestine has had ...more
It would be incredibly frightening if this dystopia were to happen in today's society.
It's a reading that we consume very fast, I couldn't stop reading, I wanted to know more and more, I confess I was enjoying it so much that... I wanted more. And the book ends in an exciting part, I wanted to read the sec ...more
This had one of the most brutal dystopian settings I have ever read. Can you imagine a world where you are punished for making the first ever mistake? And not just for a duration, but your entire life. This Celestine North's life. Being perfect and flawless..This is what she has become. Obviously we know this can't last long, she ends up maki ...more
Flawed was one of my highly anticipated reads this year, so I was thrilled when I was able to get my hands on a copy. The concept really drew me in, and I had such high hopes for the book. However, the main character was too impulsive and sort of selfish for me, and there were some graphic scenes that I wasn’t prepared for. As much as I wanted to love this book, I ended up a little disappointed with it.
Flawed has such an intriguing concept! This dystopian tells the ...more
It was just so unoriginal to me. I picked this book up randomly in the "new books" section at the public library because 1) I kind of liked the minimalist cover, and 2) It sounded a little bit like UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld (one of my favorite books when I was much, much younger). I felt like it would be a bit nostalgic. And it had been a while since I'd read a dystopian novel. I was definitely in the mood for one. But... clearly not this one.
FLAWED seemed quite ty ...more
In my opinion, the main flaw of "Flawed" was the ending that actually didn't really sound like ending, because it was inter ...more
Also, I NEED THAT GODDAMMIT SEQUEL LIKE, RIGHT NOW!!!
Thank you netgalley for giving me a copy in exchange of a honest review!
Final rating is 4.5/5 stars
This review may be slightly biased because I may still be obsessed with the story. I have never ...more
In a world where people are punished for being flawed, there is so much pressure to be perfect.
This book was so much more to me than entertainment. I found myself thinking that it was allegorical to the Holocaust and racism. This book made me think. Although it was a dystopian novel, it felt like it was possible, which is probably what made it so great. You always think that when reading something like this, I would never ...more
The first 40% of this book is spectacular! Right up there with Hunger Games. The writing is snappy, clever, gruesome and paced so that you can't even breathe. And then things settle down which is okay except that it's like Cecelia Ahern forgot that she was writing a deeply moving dystopian book. Where's th ...more
True story about this book: I almost DNFed. Several times. It was, pun absolutely intended, Flawed. I liked the idea a lot from the description, but it doesn't really go into much detail about the whole "Flawed" business. The thing is, being Flawed in this society (which I assume to be some kind of dystopian England?) is basically this: You do something... kind of dumb maybe. Like, not s ...more
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