Book Review: Flawed
By Cecelia Ahern
Celestine North is the perfect daughter and sister in a society that expects perfection; she's popular and well-liked at school, and she id dating the perfect boy Art Craven.
However, when Celestine aids a Flawed man on a bus without thinking, she performs an illegal act that lands her in jail and on trial. The head judge is none-other than Art's father.
Judge Craven uses Celestine as an example of what happens to someone who goes against The Guild and the rules for their society. Her punishment has never been sentenced before.
How will she live in a society that has outcast her?
What will happen between her and Art, whose father inflicted such and unprecedented punishment?
I have received a complimentary copy of this book to review from BenBella Books.
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I am not sure what I was expecting when I picked up Flawed by Cecelia Ahern, but I was certainly surprised not only by how quickly I devoured it but also by what a unique spin on dystopian fiction it is.
Reminiscent of The Giver and The Divergent Series, Flawed has a society that expects perfection, and only those who are perfect have access to society and its benefits. Flawed could also be connected to any instance of genocide around the world. Genocide happens under similar societal conditions to those Cecelia describes in this novel.
Flawed would be a perfect novel to connection social issues in a history class to a pop-culture genre in English.
This book's message is applicable today with all the social pressures on students to be perfect and follow the crowd. Celeste is a model character because she chooses to not follow the crowd in order to help someone less fortunate. Perhaps perfection isn't everything; many of my students could use a novel to reinforce that message.
Flawed would be the perfect addition to a literature circle unit full of dystopian literature like Anomalies and The Letting Series.
I cannot wait for the next book in the series to find out what happens to Celestine and the society.