9 Nov 2017

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Book Review / Perfect by Cecelia Ahern

You will be punished…

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 where 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 her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

Published:     6th April 2017
Publisher:  HarperCollins
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 2, Flawed
Source:  Bought


I loved the first book in this duology and could not wait any longer to find out what happens next.  Since it had been a little while since I had read the first book, Flawed, I did wonder whether I should re-read the first book before digging into this one but I decided not to.  A true test of a good next book in a series/duology is whether it goes a good job with reminding the reader what happened before.

As I had anticipated, Cecelia Ahern does a marvellous job reminding me what had happened in book 1, it was just as if I had just read it before picking up this one!  Good pacing, action and a few twists and turns along the way, my favourite combination.  There was not one moment in this story where I felt I was bored or the story was going nowhere.  The ending, as well, was perfect (excuse the pun!).

What I loved the most about this book and the duology as a whole is the message it gives that you don't have to be perfect.  You can be flawed and still be a valued member of the community.  A great message to send out everywhere...