Top critical review
An interesting concept
18 April 2017
"We see being Flawed as a strength, Celestine. If you make a mistake, you learn from it. If you never make a mistake, you're never the wiser." - Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
◆ Genre: young adult / dystopia.
◆ 402 pages and published in 2016.
◆ Flawed depicts the story of a girl named Celestine who's perfect in the every sense of the word. She's so perfect that a her boyfriend Art gifts her an anklet symbolising how perfect she is.
◆ She lives in a dystopian world where the people are differentiated if they are flawed. Now what does being flawed mean? It means any wrong decision made by a person which affects the society by a large amount. Who decides if these decisions are wrong? The Guild headed by Judge Crevan. It is an organisation which helps the government to make sure that the flawed decisions do not harm the society.
◆ I was really impressed with how the entire plot took place and what the author was trying to signify. However, the world development was too slow and the first 100 pages are a bit bore. It picks up after that but even then it was too slow for me to read it in one go.
◆ Celestine is not really an inspiring character. Even when she knew the power she had, she kept whining and I could only see some strength in her at the end.
◆ I will be reading the sequel and the only thing I'm looking forward to is Carrick the mysterious character who was hardly in the book. He seems promising.
◆ I had really high expectations from the book but apart from the plot, everything was a bit disappointing.
◆ would I read this again? - probably no.