Book Review: Perfect (Flawed #2) by Cecelia Ahern

Posted April 13, 2017 by Melissa in Book Review | 6 Comments

Book Review: Perfect (Flawed #2) by Cecelia AhernTitle: Perfect
Series: Flawed #2
Also in Series: Flawed
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends, Macmillan
Publication date: April 4th 2017
Target Audience: Young Adult
Genres: Dystopian
Length: 352 Pages
Format: ARC
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My Rating:

Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured--all her freedoms gone.

Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick--the only person she can trust.

But Celestine has a secret--one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to go missing.

Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or to risk her life to save all Flawed people.

And, most important of all, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?

Book Quote

“A weed is just a flower growing in the wrong place.”

My Thoughts

Perfect was a pretty faced, paced well written conclusion to the Flawed duology. And I actually enjoyed Perfect a bit more than I did Flawed.

Celestine is a great character…she is a believable teen in terms of her actions and reactions to what life throws at her but she is remarkable for the extent of her bravery and her compassion for others. Carrick was much more developed in this novel and I enjoyed learning about his history. I still wasn’t “in love” with the love story here but I think that is ok as it was really secondary to the main themes of the story.

We get a satisfying if somewhat unbelievable conclusion in Perfect. To be honest, I really do not believe that a society such as this could turn around that quickly but I also don’t know that there would have been enough here for the trilogy that fleshing it all out would have required.

All in all, the questions raised and answered – What does it mean to be human and is that synonymous with being “flawed” are ones that should be pondered and this series does a great job of asking them.

About Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern was born on September 30, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland. She is the daughter of the former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. On 14th December 2009 it was announced that Cecelia had given birth to her first child with partner David Keoghan, a girl named Robin. She was secretly married on 11 June 2010 in County Kildare, Ireland. Her older sister, Georgina Ahern is married to Nicky Byrne of Irish pop group Westlife. Cecelia was a member of the Irish pop group Shimma who finished third in the Irish national for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000. She attended Griffith College Dublin and obtained a degree in Journalism and Media Communications.

Cecelia Ahern wrote her first novel, PS. I Love You when she was twenty-one. It was published in 2004, the number 1 bestseller in Ireland for 19 weeks and sold in over forty countries. The book was adapted as a motion picture directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler and released in 2007 in the United States.

Her second book, Where Rainbows End (US title: Love, Rosie or Rosie Dunne) won the German CORINE Award in 2005. She contributed with short stories to charity books and is also the co-creator and producer of the ABC comedy Samantha Who?.

Her other works include If You Could See Me Now (US title: A Silver Lining), A Place Called Here (US title: There’s No Place Like Here) Thanks for the Memories (US title: Desire Lines) The Gift The Book of Tomorrow

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6 responses to “Book Review: Perfect (Flawed #2) by Cecelia Ahern

    • Melissa

      I don’t blame you, I really debated picking this up since Flawed was just ok for me…but I’m glad I got to see how it all turned out.

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