Author: Cecelia Ahern
Series: Flawed #1
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Published Date: April 5, 2016
Buy It Link: Amazon
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-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 in which perfection is paramount and flaws are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.
My Rating: 5 stars
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I've seen some pretty bad reviews for this book, and I understand where they are coming from. Looking from the outside in, how can you not think this whole society set up is stupid, and ridiculous?! Looking from the outside in at segregation, or slavery, or homophobic actions, or equal rights for women....it all looks stupid. How can they not see how ridiculous and narrow-minded and stupid they were all being?!
But that's the point of the book. While we are in society, right now, in the present, we live in a society that for some people is *just fine the way it is*. And sometimes, there are no big society changes, no civil rights movements that are shaking our society as we know it, and in that peaceful blessed moment, everything is just fine the way it is. But it doesn't mean there is some inner turmoil, some injustice happening.
Celestine finds herself in that peaceful, blessed moment where everything is right with the world. And then, in a moment where her heart, her morality rules over what society expects of her....that's when she becomes the Flawed one, the one who is outcast. And suddenly she and her family see what it means to be on the outside of the normal society.
I absolutely loved reading this book, before the summer brought the upheaval of society with the Black Lives Matter movement, and the violence against police officers, before Trump or Clinton became a household word, and families broke apart as battle lies for rights were drawn in the sand.