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.
This was my very first YA book that I read since being an adult and I absolutely LOVED it – I don’t know why I don’t read YA all the time! That is definitely going to change now.
This book is incredible, and the reason it is so good is because of the message behind the story. The author has an incredible ability as a writer to really pull the reader into the story and I honestly felt like the main character, Celestine, was my friend. She felt completely real to me. I went through every emotion with her; I wanted to scream for her, I wanted to be there for her, I felt everything!
We as a society promote perfection all the time, whether that’s online on social media, in our jobs, in our home life, everything is expected to be perfect and right ALL THE TIME. And actually, we DO get things wrong – everyone makes mistakes and it is us learning from our mistakes that makes us who we are – and that is the message of this book.
Perfection is almost flawed in itself – I don’t think you can get perfection; it is our flaws that make us human, unique and teaches us important life lessons. This book encompasses all of that and the fact that this book is aimed at teen’s makes it even more special because the author is reaching the most vulnerable people of society and saying – it’s OK to not be perfect!
The way the author portrays the story through her writing is amazing and I absolutely loved every aspect of this.
I love Cecelia Ahern’s adult fiction but for me, her YA writing surpasses everything – it is phenomenal. One of my all time favourite books!