Publication Date: April 6th, 2016
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Genre: YA, Dystopia
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Synopsis: The Scarlet Letter meets Divergent in this thoughtful and thrilling novel by 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 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, bestselling author 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.
My Rating: 4/5 stars
My Review: In a world where one mistake can get you branded as Flawed and change your life forever, Celestine North is perfect. She's an aspiring mathematician, has the perfect boyfriend, and has her perfect life planned out just the way she wants it. But when a Flawed man starts choking on a public bus, Celestine can't help herself and comes to the man's aid. Helping a Flawed man is a crime. Celestine is taken away to prison, but on the outside, riots start to happen and Celestine gains followers. Things are about to change, not just to Celestine's life, but to the country.
I was a little skeptical starting this book. Yet it was so amazing once I started reading that I could not put it down and ended up finishing the book in one sitting. This book evoked an emotion that I haven't personally felt since reading the Hunger Games. The author did an absolutely amazing job with the world building, and the storyline. You can almost feel like you are the main character living in that society, its absolutely amazing.
The reason why i gave this book four stars instead of five, is because of the main character. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Celestine! She's brilliant, selfless and caring. The author describes her as being very smart, and we see that aspect in her throughout the whole book, except for one part. There is a part in the story where Celestine gets invited to a party, which turns out to be an ambush. The problem with this is, if the main character is so smart, how could she not see that it was a trick. Even her own sister warned her that it was most likely a trick. Which brings me to, if her sister thought that she was in danger, why didn't she help her? This part in the story just didn't make sense to me, and it made me furious to the point where I almost stopped reading.
Overall, every aspect of this story is amazing. This book is so action packed and emotion driven that you will not want to put it down as you read. Its perfect for all fans of dystopian books, especially Divergent and The Hunger Games. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.