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Celestine North lives a perfect life, in a society in which perfection is paramount and flaws are punished. 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. When she breaks a rule, she faces life-changing repercussions. She could be branded. She could be found flawed ... and her life would never be the same ...
Publisher: New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250074119
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ahe
Description: 324 pages ; 25 cm


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Library_Jill Jan 18, 2018

A unique dsytopian in which people who have committed acts deemed to be ethically unsound are branded with an "F" to indicate that they are fundamentally "flawed," and relegated to life as second-class citizens with restrictions governing everything from their meals to their interactions with other people. This book is very clearly part one of the story--the ending is not unsatisfying, but it does not at all resolve things--so readers who care about the characters will be compelled to read the sequel to find out what happens.

Jul 27, 2017

Loved this book sooo much. I give it 5 stars. Dystopian but without the normal rebellious attitude that the main characters normally have. This novel was written beautifully. A good book for the logical people out there. Can't wait for the sequel, Perfect!

spl_merley Oct 29, 2016

Take You Are Special by Max Lucado and put it on steroids and you get a world where the desire to be perfect supercedes all because to be flawed can ruin your life and leave you marked for all the world to see. When teenager Celestine North is judged to be the most flawed person in history, receiving more brands than ever before, she unwittingly becomes a player in a high stakes game of power and the future of society. Ahern challenges the reader to consider the dark forces that may lay just beneath the systems that make our world go around.

PimaLib_JessicaP Sep 15, 2016

This compelling, gripping book takes place in a society in which science has advanced to a certain degree that people can make themselves physically perfect. The concept of being flawed, physically and socially, is a big deal. There are all kinds of interesting factors to this story: the society; the rules; what happens when you break those rules; and Celestine herself, whose mind is always fascinating (if regularly frustrating). It's a quick, easy read, but only the first in the duology has been published so far. Be prepared to be unsatisfied!

Aug 10, 2016

EXCELLENT book. Very gripping, I could not put it down from about the 3rd chapter. I think my heart was pounding throughout the book after that. Loved the book! Cant wait to read the second part.......

Cynthia_N Jun 08, 2016

Great book! It made me think, which is always a good thing. Branding a criminal is bad but in Celestine's world it's even worse! The Flawed have to follow certain rules and they have a Whistleblower who enforces the rules. There is no real system of checks and balances and one in power gets carried away.


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