Book Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
A surprisingly good read, I initially thought that this might be too similar to the Hunger Games/ Divergent/ Uglies story lines, in that society is split between two opposing groups of people, those that are and those that aren’t. To an extent it is similar, there are two opposing sides and one individual that seems to rise up from the underlings to take down the oppressors, however Flawed seems to bring its own A-game in a unique and fulfilling way.
Society is broken, brainwashed into believing that some are ‘Flawed’ lesser people because they don’t follow the same ‘Perfectionist’ mentality as their leaders. Until one day, a young girl named Celestine, who follows the perfectionist regime religiously, makes the mistake of aiding a ‘Flawed’. Her case is brought up in a harrowing court case where she is then deemed ‘Flawed’ herself, branded with the customary F to advertise her mistake. Celestine’s life is never going to be the same again, some believe she is the hero to overturn the Flawed community by showing the flaws in the ‘Flawed’ system. While others think of her as nothing more than a dirty troublemaker; “Flawed to the bone”. Celestine has to make a decision on what she believes is right, will she bring down the Flawed system, or will society succeed at turning her into everything she originally hated?
With a love story to combat all the atrocities of human nature, it’s nearly impossible to put the book down. With such a strong, complex voice narrating, readers might be reminded of the similarities to our modern world and the modern woman, deciding what kind of person she wants to be.
By Lauren Victoria Noding
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