Genre: Young Adult / Dystopian
Page Count: 402 pages
Publication Date: March 2016
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.
I know this book is a bit controversial, as in some people love while others hate it. But I’m glad to say that I loved it! 😀
The story flows nicely. It’s not too rushed but not too slow either. The plot keeps you interested and genuinely concerned for what awaits the main character, Celestine.
The only drawback is the way Celestine (who’s supposed to be 17) speaks sometimes. She talks like a grown up at times, making comparisons and references that clearly came from the mind of someone way past their teens. But saying that, I loved how brave and compassionate Celestine was.
I loved the fact that even though Celestine knew she would get in trouble she did what she believed was the right thing to do, like at the end when she confronted that policeman. I was so rooting for her!
Overall, a brilliant book with a great concept and story line. The world that Cecelia Ahern built was realistic and captivating. The way the branding system worked and how “flawed” people were viewed by society seemed very real and frightening at times!
Does anybody know when the second book in the series is supposed to come out? I can’t wait to read it!