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Summary

The stunning YA debut from internationally best-selling author Cecelia Ahern.

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.

In this stunning novel, best-selling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

©2016 Cecelia Ahern (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Cecelia Ahern is an undisputed master when it comes to writing about relationships…. Moving, real and exquisitely crafted. ( Heat)
"Insightful and true." ( Irish Times)
"Exceptional…both heartbreaking and uplifting." ( Daily Express)

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this book had me gripped

This book had me gripped from the beginning. It gave me chills and was a harsh story. I couldn't stop thinking about this book when I was busy with other tasks. This story will live with me in my mind for a long time.

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Love, Love, Love!!!

I was gripped the whole way through such a brilliant story definitely one of Cecelia's best. Only problem is I don't think I can wait a whole year for the sequel!!

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Oh dear!

very disappointed with this book. I normally love Cecelia Ahern, but I really struggled with this & found the narrative annoying. 🙁

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Great idea but...

I thought the ending was disappointing leaving too much unresolved and sorry but if I hear the phrase 'my heart was racing in my chest' once more I might scream 😊 otherwise really good concept

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a good listen

It was great. It was gripping and very well read. The only reason it lost a star was because it was a little predictable, being so like the hunger games. Maybe if I'd read this first...
Also it struck me instantly that as people with a fully functioning conscience, if they stuck by their innate understanding of right and wrong they would not be ashamed of/judgemental about being branded flawed and so the verdict would cease to hold any real power over society

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Love ❤

Read it all in 2 days already started the sequel on day 3
Gripped and loved the narrators voice very smoothing for night time listening.

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first Cecelia ahearn book I've not liked

really disappointed only got in to it at the end when it ended and I realised there was another book ...wish I'd gave up when I wanted to which was from the start ....to unrelatable to unimaginable

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couldn't stop listening

I absolutely loved it , felt as i was in the story , definitely recommend

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Thought provoking

A great story that really got me thinking. Couldn't stop listening. Highly recommend. Downloading the second book now

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Gripped from the start

Loved this story, I was gripped from the start and couldn't stop listening. Downloaded the second book straight away.