Flawed

by Cecelia Ahern

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LoveReading View on Flawed

One of our YA Books of the Year 2016.

Set in a society in which those deemed ‘flawed’ are branded and ostracised, Cecelia Ahern’s debut YA novel will talk directly to its readers. Every teenager wants to be perfect, to fit in and look like they know what they’re doing, so the thought of being marked as different, and more than that, as imperfect, out of step with everyone else, is terrifying. A moment of compassion leads Celestine to be accused of being Flawed. Former poster girl for the authoritarian government, she’s made an example to others, only to become a hero to the opposition. Raising interesting questions about society, and personal responsibility, and set against a convincing background of family, friends and first love, this will get young people reading and thinking. 

The Hunger Games books offer more thought-provoking dystopian adventures, as does Lois Lowry’s classic The Giver, or Jeannie Waudby’s recent One of Us. ~ Andrea Reece

A Piece of Passion from Nick Lake, Publishing Director: “Cecelia has a unique gift for creating stories that hook the reader in, and Flawed grabs from the first page. Beautifully realised, tender and thought-provoking, this is a book that makes you care – about Celestine, about fairness, about freedom. The only flaw is having to wait for the second book…”

Andrea Reece

Flawed Synopsis

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-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED. In this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

Flawed Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our YA Lovereading Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews here.

  • Lynsey Brennan - 'Flawed has been described as The Scarlet Letter meets Divergent which is a perfect summary of what this book delivers...This dystopian story was well written and full of action that has left me hungry for the next instalment. Cecelia Ahern, I thank you for coming over to the YA side!'
  • Eesha - 'Flawed is, by far, one of the best books I've read. It kept me captivated throughout the whole story. I would strongly recommend it to everyone.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'This was a pure adrenaline ride of a story that I had to start and finish in one sitting...I can't wait to read book two as this was truly awesome!'
  • Alexandra - 'This book is flawless. There are many plot twists and interesting ideas that are developed throughout the whole of the book...'
  • Izzy Read - 'Flawed is an immersive & addictive-something I found out after staying up till 4am to finish it!'
  • Eloise Mae Clarkson - '. I enjoyed the characters and how they were linked together.  I liked the plot and the way it ended suggests there could be a sequel. I would rate this book five out of five stars.'
  • Sophie Ellam - 'Flawed is an action packed, revealing, adrenaline rushing, dramatic book which is entwined in an intense and powerful love story. It grabs you from the first page and makes you not stop reading till the end.'
  • Imogen Breaks - 'I absolutely LOVED this book it brought hope to where was needed, made me cry in all the right places and made me read it again and again!'
  • Cesca Anderson - 'Flawed is a very emotional, harrowing book about human society...This thought-provoking book focuses on one main point; what does 'fair' really mean?'
  • Amelia White - 'Another amazing novel by Cecelia Ahern, I really loved reading this book especially because it is a dystopian novel about a society which brands flawed people.'
  • Emily Ridyard - ' Overall it was a gripping read that I just couldn't put down. It left me with lots of questions and I can't wait for the next book!'
  • Emily Setchell - 'The concept was intriguing and thought provoking... but overall this book was an incredible read.'
  • Aimee Sweet - 'Overall it was a gripping read and I recommend it to teenagers who enjoyed Divergent!'

Flawed Press Reviews

Praise for Cecelia Ahern:

'Cecelia Ahern is an undisputed master when it comes to writing about relationships... Moving, real and exquisitely crafted.'
Heat

'Insightful and true'
Irish Times

'Exceptional ... both heartbreaking and uplifting'
Daily Express

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008125127
Publication date: 25/08/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008125097
Publication date: 24/03/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008125127
Publication date: 25th August 2016
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern was our Guest Editor in October 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. Before embarking on her writing career, Cecelia Ahern completed a degree in journalism and media studies. PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debuts of recent years and a number 1 bestseller. Her other bestselling novels are Where Rainbows End, If You Could See Me Now, A Place Called Here, Thanks for the Memories, The Gift, The Book of Tomorrow and The Time of My Life. PS, I Love You ...

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