ARC Review||| Flawed by: Cecilia Ahern

May 27, 2016

Flawed by: Cecilia Ahern

Series: (Flawed #1)

Page Count: 336

Published: April 5th, 2016

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Thank you to the Publisher and Netgalley for allowing me early access to this title in exchange for an honest review.

"You will be punished…

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 perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything."

Flawed is a dystopian YA, which is partly why I was drawn to it. When I first started Flawed I hadn't read a dystopian since *shudders* Allegiant. But I have a lot of thoughts on Allegiant that we won't delve into. Anyways...
I've been trying to mix up the genres I'm reading and I don't usually read dystopian. So when I saw Flawed I thought, "Why not?!"
I ended up reading the book VERY slowly. Was it terrible? Absolutely not! I just didn't think that it was very... gripping. 
A positive was definitely that I did like how the book starts out by giving the reader very little information. There's only a few lines in chapter one but they make you want to keep reading, since they don't give you much info. (Shady introductions are my everything in books.)
My first impression of Celestine, our MC, was that she's stuck up. I couldn't really connect with her since we aren't similar at all and my overall opinions of her throughout the book never really changed. Later on she's supposed to be viewed as selfless, or at least that's what I was getting, but my view of her never really changed. There were parts where I felt absolutely horrible for her, though. People are extremely prejudiced against her.

They're prejudiced against her because she helped an old man sit down on the bus. A DYING OLD ELDERLY MAN. You'll have to read to book to fully understand the situation but can we just think about this for a moment. *sigh* Society.

Overall Celestine really wasn't my favorite character. But I'm hoping that in follow up books she develops as a character because I could see myself liking her more so in future books.

My main problem with the book was the story, not so much the characters. Not that much happened in the book. I didn't find myself yearning to read more and while reading I just kind of felt... meh. Though I do have to admit that it made me feel the feels. But I didn't even feel much of anything towards the characters and their personal struggles. I felt the feels because I was thinking on societal standards in the book and in our present day society. (Because that's what you do when reading dystopian obviously.)
It didn't feel very action packed, but then again maybe I just didn't read the book at the right time. 
Overall I did enjoy reading the book but it didn't feel like anything special.


"Everything has been given a soul in advertising. Yet the soul is being taken away from people. Humanizing objects, dehumanizing people."

I would recommend this book to people who really love dystopian OR to people who want to ponder on society's ideals.

Read if you've enjoyed dystopian books...?
(Yes read if you've enjoyed dystopian in the past.)

Pssst! I made a Pinterest board for the book! You can view it here!

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!

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