Review: Flawed

by Cecelia Ahern

  • I am a girl of definitions, of logic, of black and white.

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern’s young adult debut, Flawed takes readers to a dystopian future where society looks at perfection as essential  and punishes any flaws. If found flawed, one’s flaws are publicly named and their skin branded with an F in one of five places. For bad decisions, it’s their temple. For Lying, it’s their tongue. For stealing, it’s their right palm. For disloyalty, it’s their chest. For stepping out of line, it’s the sole of their right foot. If found Flawed you are despised and isolated by society, left to live under different rules and treated as criminals. But what if your flaw is ethically and morally right?

“I am a girl of definitions, of logic, of black and white. Remember this.”

Ahern makes you think about our society’s ethics and values today. And states in the books Acknowledgments, “If there is one message that I hope this book portrays, it’s this: None of us are perfect. Let us not pretend that we are no the same. Let us all know that to be human is to flawed, and let us learn from every mistake made so we don’t make them again.”

From the very first line to the very last word, Flawed grabs you and holds you needing more right until the very end, where you are sure to be bugging for the story to continue. But no worry – there is a sequel on the way! If you are one of the many YA dystopian fans who have been in a slump, due to the now over-saturated market of cliche dystopia, Flawed is sure to regain your hope in the genre and give you that breathe of fresh air!


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.



ceceliaAbout The Author

Cecelia Ahern is the author of the international bestsellers P.S. I Love You; Love, Rosie; If You Could See Me Now; There’s No Place Like Here; and The Gift. The daughter of Ireland’s former prime minister, she lives in Dublin.

About Sarah Kloth

Sarah Kloth is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, accomplishing a Bachelors of Arts in Multimedia Digital Arts. Kloth currently works at a local advertising agency as a web developer / digital marketing director. She is the dystopian editor at Shelf Unbound Magazine with her column "Dystopian Fangirl". She currently resided in Milwaukee with her husband, cat and chocolate lab. Sarah drinks over 6 cups of tea a day and loves to get "arts and crafty" while jamming out to MMMbop.

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    I hardly read any dystopian anymore lately, but the premise of this book sounds interesting. I think tounge would be the most painful place to be branded *shudders* I also love her previous book, so I will give this one a shot 😀

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