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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
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Hardcover, 402 pages
Published March 24th 2016 by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
I am girl of definitions, of logic, of black and white.

Remember this.
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
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Crime, punishment, family, revenge, justice.

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
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megs_bookrack
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Celestine North is a high school girl living the Perfect life with her Perfect family.



In a society that values Perfection in everything, this is of the 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
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Always Pouting
Maybe I've read too many YA books and also aged out of them because I just found the writing to be subpar and juvenile as well as the whole premise of the book to be unoriginal. I don't think this was bad necessarily. I just wish there was less straight up telling and more slow building up. The pacing also felt choppy. I just do not want to be hit over the head with things and I felt like the book was doing that, and instead of being illustrative of plot points it just told them to us, like some ...more
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This is one of those YA utopian societies in the near future that is actually really messed up and run by tyrannical a-holes. I happen to LOVE these types of stories and this one did not disappoint. It grabs you from the beginning and there are pretty much things going on nonstop.

The premise is that a society has adopted rules against using individual judgment, too much risk-taking, lying, morals, and when you "break" these rules, you don't go to jail or be executed. You are branded, literally,
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Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins UK, Children's and NetGalley.)

“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
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Lala BooksandLala
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed Cecelia Ahern novels before, but was hesitant about reading this one, as it is very different than what she has previously written. I was provided an early copy by Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and am happy to say I was pleasantly surprised by this book.

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
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Amanda
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the Publisher/Author for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

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
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Jennifer
Flawed is the first installment in Cecelia Ahern's young-adult dystopian series titled: Flawed. Based on what I know about Ms. Ahern's writing career, her specialty is women's fiction and she's pretty good at it! So obviously I was super excited to read her approach to what is quickly become a very tired genre. Unfortunately, I didn't think Ms. Ahern brought anything original to the table in terms of plot or execution which made me sooo disappointed. However, Flawed offers a theme that will sure ...more
☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
See how easy it may be to cross from Perfection to Flawedness. See how incidious the ideas of perfection can be. See how dangerous perfectionism is.

The concept is slightly reminding of the Nataniel Hawthorne's A-letter, only taken to new abysmal heights.

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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
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Aditi
“A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”


----William Blake


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
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Kate (GirlReading)
I unexpectedly enjoyed this so much! I say unexpectedly because I've not read many dystopians in the past, due to being a little dubious of the genre after the huge surge of them a few years ago but this had me hooked from the moment it started. The concept was very intriguing, although sometimes the parallels between this fictional government and historical governments was a little unsettling and questionable! An aspect I really enjoyed and appreciated was the fact that being deemed 'perfect' w ...more
Claire Robinson
Jan 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
1 - Black and white. Star.

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
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Ari Reavis
*ARC received from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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
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Kat
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-4
This is an interesting dystopian setting where any “flaw” in behavior gets you permanently branded and cast out in society, a la the “A” in “The Scarlet Letter.” Celestine starts out dating the son of one of the behavioral judges, but after she helps an elderly man on a bus who happens to be “flawed” she is cast out as well. Very engaging writing and excellent pacing.

Author Ceceila Ahern does a brilliant job of getting down to the meat of feelings and trauma and examining how Celestine has had
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Thyago | MrsMargotBlog
This reading was a true roller coaster of emotions, but the one that remained the most was the revolt, mainly because of prejudice, discrimination and lack of respect for the human condition.
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
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Cristina
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I’ve read this year! Can’t wait to read the next one in the series. It was awesome! Every action of this book! 5+ stars!
Giselle
An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.

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
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Vikki
Totally not what I expected. Set in a dystopian society where following the rules and social norms strictly enforced and perfection is the goal, Celestine North is the model citizen: beautiful, straight-A student who is logical and is the girlfriend of the son of the most powerful judge in the country. Normally the rule-follower, she is shaken and confused by the recent rulings of the court. The first is her neighbor who took her dying mother outside the country to be euthanized, following her d ...more
Laura Rash
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't been blown away by a book like this in a long time! Picking up momentum as it goes you're nearly breathless by the end & left wanting to immediately know how the story continues. Love the underlying messages throughout the story that none of us are perfect, we're all flawed. Insanely great read! Cannot wait to read Perfect when it comes out! ...more
Ashley Daviau
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was such a pleasant surprise, I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would! It was fast paced and hooked me right from the start, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to find out what would happen next. The concept is incredibly interesting, it reminded me a bit of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld which I loved. My only complaint is that I didn’t really care much for any of the characters so that affected my enjoyment a tad. I didn’t hate them but I wasn’t rooting for them either ...more
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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
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Nicole
May 24, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I... just... I'm underwhelmed.

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
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Tina
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've noticed, either readers love or hate this book. And me? I'm just in the middle :) actually I found it overall quite interesting. I liked the characters. What I liked particularly was that the protagonist - Celestine North had to experience the difference between being "perfect" and "flawed" in a dystopian society, where it is a MUST to follow all rules and social norms.
In my opinion, the main flaw of "Flawed" was the ending that actually didn't really sound like ending, because it was inter
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Birdie
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I REALLY REALLY WANT TO REVIEW THIS BUT I ALSO REALLY WANT TO START THE NEXT BOOK, YOU FEEL?
Melanie
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL ON THIS PLANET
It's 03:20, I am so hungry my stomach's turning into a volcano and I was supposed to sleep since 4 hours ago. But what have I done instead? I read the whole freaking book. I think this confession is pretty self-explanatory.

Review Coming Soon!

Also, I NEED THAT GODDAMMIT SEQUEL LIKE, RIGHT NOW!!!
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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
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Amanda
My review can also be found here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress....


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
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Mel (Epic Reading)
I've been thinking for hours on what to say about Flawed. Maybe the simplest way to describe this book is that it's a wonderful dystopian set-up and world with major flaws in the actual story.

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
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Cody
Mar 13, 2016 added it
I have a lot of feelings about this book, it was surprisingly dark - I was expecting a light dystopian. I feel this is more a character driven story but the character who intrigued me the most didn't really get a look in until the ending; such a shame!! How it was an interesting debut for Ahern's debut to YA, I cannot wait to meet her tomorrow and pick her brain about book 2! *Review to come*
Alycia
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I couldn't put this book down! The only thing flawed about this book is that I have to wait for the next one to come out! I seriously can't wait.
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Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. She is now published in nearly fifty countries, and has sold over twenty-five million copies of her novels worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series.

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