Series: Flawed #2
Also in Series: Flawed
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends, Macmillan
Publication date: April 4th 2017
Target Audience: Young Adult
Length: 352 Pages
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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?
“A weed is just a flower growing in the wrong place.”
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.