Review | Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Nobody’s perfect. 4/5 stars.

Flawed by Cecilia Ahern book cover

Thank you to HarperCollins UK and NetGalley for giving me an e-copy of this book in return for an honest review.

The blurb: 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.

My take:

If a frail stranger needed urgent medical attention, would you help them? Of course you would. Now, what if helping this stranger would get you into lots of trouble, would you still help them? You’d probably like to think you would anyway, right? But what if helping the stranger meant you and your family got into a lot of trouble? What would you do then?

These are the kinds of dilemmas raised in Flawed which, like all the best dystopian fiction, encourages its readers to ponder difficult questions. It also touches on interesting issues such as trial by media and the often slippery distinction between legality and morality.

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