Review-Monday: Flawed

Krisi Schoellkopf | Montag, 11. Juli 2016 |





Title: Flawed
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Published by: Harper Collins Publ. UK
Genre: Young Adult
Published on: 1 March 2016
Pages: 401
Preis: 10,50 Euro (Paperback), 9,45 Euro (e-Book)

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Blurb


The stunning YA debut from internationally bestselling 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, bestselling 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. (Amazon)





My thoughts

I met Cecelia Ahern last year in November at a reading in Stuttgart. She was in Germany to promote her new book "The Marble Collector" and I got to meet her in person (a dream coming true!). When I heard about her YA debut "Flawed" I knew this book was a must-read, so I grabbed a copy the very day the book was released.

Celestine North seems to have it all - a handsome boyfriend, the perfect looks and of course, she is liked by everyone. But not everyone is as lucky as her. People who are FLAWED are the ones excluded from society, unwanted in a "perfect" world. But Celestine makes one mistake. And this mistake might haunt her forever...

Well, Celestine is the kind of girl you admire but don´t want to be friends with, at the beginning of the book at least. She is very self confident and beautiful and she is very well aware of that. But she is a very dynamic character and because of all the challenges she has to face and her "new future" she changes into the better, I think. She finally realises that you can´t take anything for granted when it comes to life.

I absolutely and utterly love Cecelia Ahern for her style of writing. It keeps mesmerizing me how a few words can keep you captive for so many hours. It took about two days for me to finish the book because I simply couldn´t put it down thanks to the great story and Cecelia Ahern´s way of telling it.

I´m very annoyed by the fact that everyone - like, every single person on this planet - wants to be perfect. You need to have the perfect body, an enormous group of friends, 10000000 likes on Instagram and of course, the perfect boyfriend. Books like "Flawed" make you realise what´s important in life. The reader is confronted with the transitoriness of life, beauty and fame. I think it´s especially important for young adults to realise that.



Rating

"Flawed" is a Young Adult book but it´s so much more than that. Cecelia Ahern knows how to make the readers cry, laugh and never forget this book. Thank you for yet another story full of heart, truth and flaws:






About the author

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 HereThanks for the Memories (US title: Desire LinesThe Gift The Book of Tomorrow.

(Goodreads)

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Books by Cecelia Ahern  (Selection)

Only a few:

"The Marble Collector"
"PS, I love you"
"If You Could See Me Now"
"The Gift"
"Where Rainbows End"
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