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Perfect: A 2021 Novel (Flawed, new arrival 2) online

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In Perfect, Cecelia Ahern''s thrilling sequel to Flawed, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or risk her own life to save all Flawed people.

Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine''s life has completely fractured--all her freedoms gone.

Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick--the only person she can trust.

But Celestine has a secret--one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to go missing.

Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?

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Gr 8 Up—This exciting dystopian sequel to Flawed continues as Celestine, a biracial 18-year-old, branded Flawed both physically and figuratively, has eluded the powerful Guild and is hiding on her grandfather''s farm. Whistle-blowers are hunting for her on behalf of Crevan, the Guild''s head judge, who is desperate to find her. He believes Celestine has damning incriminating video footage of him abusing his power. After she miraculously escapes nearly being burned alive in Granddad''s outdoor cooking pit, Celestine is discovered by Carrick, the fellow Flawed prisoner Celestine first saw in jail. They take refuge in a safe haven where other Flawed and non-Flawed work and live. But is it a refuge if there''s an informant in their midst? Other than Carrick, all the witnesses who know the truth about what is on the video, or what it reveals about Celestine, have disappeared. The teen has powerful allies willing to help her defeat Crevan, including an ambitious female Guild judge, a lawyer who succeeded in overturning a Flawed verdict, and the leader of a burgeoning political party that opposes the Guild. The only way Celestine can defeat Crevan is to do the unexpected and challenge him on his own turf, but that proves a very dangerous endeavor. Fans of Flawed will enjoy this intriguing story, with its intelligent and gutsy protagonist and its many double crosses and untrustworthy characters, even if a few are a bit over-the-top. VERDICT A strong choice for dystopian collections and where Flawed is popular.—Sharon Rawlins, New Jersey State Library, Trenton

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"In a world without empathy and compassion, there’s nowhere to turn but to other Flawed people, a resistance of runners and revolutionaries, hoping to turn the tide of belief. Ahern’s previous adult books have all had a much lighter tone, so this series marks quite an interesting change of pace. Likely to bring up discussions of the current political climate and laws, this novel will definitely make readers think."-- Booklist

About the Author

Cecelia Ahern is the award-winning and bestselling author of many adult novels, including P.S. I Love You and Love, Rosie-both of which were major motion pictures. Flawed is her debut young adult novel. She resides in Ireland.

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Eldweena
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Satisfying conclusion to an awesome duology
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2020
Perfect was off to a rough start. The recapping seemed endless at the onset, but finally, a third of the way into the book, the story picked up and then things really took off. As I mentioned in my review of Flawed, the author seemed to have a little trouble... See more
Perfect was off to a rough start. The recapping seemed endless at the onset, but finally, a third of the way into the book, the story picked up and then things really took off.

As I mentioned in my review of Flawed, the author seemed to have a little trouble keeping the rules of her society in line, but much less so this time. There was only one instance that really stood out to me. The flawed are only allowed bland, plain foods in small quantities, but right in the beginning of the book they used a feast as an excuse to hide the main character, Celestine, from her pursuers. Why were the whistle-blowers not having a fit about the flawed feast? Other than that, it was pretty smooth sailing.

The second volume to the Flawed/Perfect duology at first seemed as though it was going to be a lot less violent, but that totally changed three-quarters in. There were shocking betrayals throughout, until you had no idea who could be trusted. I loved all the twists and turns the story took. It was so unpredictable and gave me serious anxiety (in a good way.)

I''m giving this five stars because the ending was THAT satisfying. All loose ends were tied and you got to see how everyone''s life turned out in the end.
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Rebeca Pizarro
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Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2019
Celestine North has had quite an adventure so far. She''s met. Rey interesting people along her travels. She has learned that she cannot trust everyone she thought she knew. Celestine needs to only trust herself and people that are the closest to her. Celestine... See more
Celestine North has had quite an adventure so far. She''s met. Rey interesting people along her travels. She has learned that she cannot trust everyone she thought she knew. Celestine needs to only trust herself and people that are the closest to her.

Celestine continuously has to question whether a person truly wants to help her or if they are looking for personal gain. Her world is continuously turned upside down. Sometimes Celestine does not know where to run to, how to deal with serious problems but she''s far too smart to give up. She works so hard to figure out what to do next, what''s the right thing to do, when should I take action and so on. Celestine is a force to be wreckened with.

If I had Celestine in my life, I would want her help in solving big issues in my life, around town and around the United States. She inspires me because although she did not choose to be a leader, life''s circumstances pushed her toward leadership. She took charge and began making little changes here and there that have impacted so many people. I recommend you to read ''Flawed'' and ''Perfect''. The books are inspiring, they have you at the edge of your seat with excitement, they show you the true meant of family and the responsibility of taking charge. I hope you enjoy the books as much as I have. Thank you for joining me once again.

-Rebeca
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Melleny Smith
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It blew me away. It was perfect and flawless...
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2017
Pre-reading Thoughts: I absolutely loved the first book. I devoured it like no tomorrow. It was incredible and it was effective. I couldn''t wait to jump into this book. Unfortunately as fate would have it, I had a tonne of other books and exams to do first. But... See more
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I absolutely loved the first book. I devoured it like no tomorrow. It was incredible and it was effective. I couldn''t wait to jump into this book. Unfortunately as fate would have it, I had a tonne of other books and exams to do first. But here we are. I am about to start this book and I am super nervous. I am not sure what to expect from it besides that it will be great. Here''s to hoping that this will also blow me away.

Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for sending me this book to review. I am so grateful! Just a small little disclaimer for those reading this. I received this book for free. No money from my pocket was spent in getting this book. Please note that in no way does this affect my opinion. All thoughts still remain my own.

Writing Thoughts:

There wasn''t much of a change in the writing style from the first book to this one, so if you would like to see my thoughts on the writing style be sure to read the review on the first book. Which can be found here.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot to this book was superb. I was addicted from the first page. The story sort of picks off right where we left off. With tensions running thick and the danger for Celestine still be high. I was sitting on the edge of my seat from the very beginning and even when the last page was gone, my shoulders still remained tense and a soft and mild sense of adrenaline was slowly pumping through my veins. I was additives to Celestine''s story since the first book and to be honest I still want more. I want more moments where it can go either way. I want more scenes where Celestine does a complete one-eighty and surprises not only the characters but us, the readers, as well.

Character Thoughts:

This book reconfirmed and strengthened the characteristics that were present in the characters in the first book.

Celestine is still a strong and independent woman who has definite leadership skills. Carrick is still a strong yet understanding character who feels deeply. I hardly get as attached to characters as I am to these characters. I just want more and it breaks my heart that I won''t be able to see more of them.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, in the worlds of A Magical World of Words, I was blown away. I had my socks knocked off from the beginning. There is no other way for me to say that this book is amazing and perfect.

I highly, highly recommend that you go out and buy this series because I can promise you that the moment you pick up the first book and read the first sentence, you won''t be able to put the series down.

Thank you so so so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book.

Yours in Reading,

Melleny
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Julie Bergley
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Perfect is Flawless
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2017
Perfect is the sequel to Flawed by Cecelia Ahern, and it was beautiful. Ahern keeps up the fast paced nature of the first book along with heart-rending moments that remind us of historical moments of the worst of humankind. Our heroine, Celestine, is on the run, hiding from... See more
Perfect is the sequel to Flawed by Cecelia Ahern, and it was beautiful. Ahern keeps up the fast paced nature of the first book along with heart-rending moments that remind us of historical moments of the worst of humankind. Our heroine, Celestine, is on the run, hiding from the Whistleblowers as a Flawed evader, her grandfather arrested, her parents under watch, with no one she can trust around her. More betrayals occur in this book than I can even fathom, nice people turn out to be ruthless, and even the people she trusts most have agendas. Even though she doesn’t want to be, Celestine is still the poster girl for change and for Flawed rights. The Vital party is using her words to advance their mission, and while she agrees with what they say they want, her fear of betrayal makes her hesitant to trust that Enya Sleepwell will continue on a path that helps the Flawed once she receives power, because so far everyone with power has let her down. The brightest spots in her life, even though you barely see them in this book, are her family. Her parents unwavering love to do whatever they need to, to try to bring everything that happened to light and save their daughter, her sister Juniper is willing to risk her own life to protect her. Their family bonds are so much stronger than any Flawed label or government order can break. Without the people that unwaveringly love her, I don’t think this dystopic duology would have been able to have any happiness. Read these books. Think hard on what it discusses and brings to light. The themes in this are so important.
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The Blonde Likes Books
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Perfect picks up where Flawed left off – Celestine is ...
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2017
Perfect picks up where Flawed left off – Celestine is on the run after being branded as Flawed. Judge Crevan, the man who sentenced her to her five brands and gave her an illegal sixth brand, is determined to find her before she can tell anyone what he did to her. Celestine... See more
Perfect picks up where Flawed left off – Celestine is on the run after being branded as Flawed. Judge Crevan, the man who sentenced her to her five brands and gave her an illegal sixth brand, is determined to find her before she can tell anyone what he did to her. Celestine has to learn who she can trust and what it’s like to live as Flawed.

First, let me just say that I love the fact that Flawed was a duology and wasn’t dragged on and on like other series have been. I think two books was the perfect length for this story.

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and loved the conclusion. There were some great friendships formed throughout the story, and I loved seeing those grow and develop. I also felt like Celestine was so smart throughout the book! She came up with her own plans and stayed one step ahead of people when it mattered. I felt like she really took a stand in this book, where in Flawed, she sort of wanted to keep her head down. Now, she knows that the Guild is in the wrong, and now she wants to stand up for herself and save her friends and family from being wrapped up in her problems. Celestine was able to inspire others and make them realize that the Flawed system is flawed itself, and she took on a lot of responsibility (and risk) to make that happen.

The one thing I didn’t love was the love triangle. I think it wasn’t necessary, since it was very clear from the first book that Celestine wanted to be with Carrick. I do like that Art was brought back, and I think it was mostly clear that Celestine wasn’t flip flopping between the two love interests, but I think it could have been wrapped up in a conversation between Art and Celestine that focused on their past and didn’t involve one of them wanting a future together.

All in all, I enjoyed the book and love the way everything was wrapped up. This was a 4 star book for me, and I’d recommend this series for any fans of dystopian books, The Hunger Games, or Divergent! Thank you to Netgalley, Cecelia Ahern, and Feiwel & Friends for an advanced copy of the book. It was my pleasure to provide an honest review.
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One Happy Mom
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
It wrapped up nicely, but there were plot holes.
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2021
After reading the reviews, I expected a nice continuation from the first book. It was a bit choppy at first, and the action scenes felt contrived and hard to follow, but the storyline did tie up nicely. The biggest reason for the low rating is a couple of plot holes... See more
After reading the reviews, I expected a nice continuation from the first book. It was a bit choppy at first, and the action scenes felt contrived and hard to follow, but the storyline did tie up nicely.
The biggest reason for the low rating is a couple of plot holes involving the video about her branding and how it was obtained and shared, as well as the fact that there was very little build up to the budding romantic relationship she finds herself in, and the skipping of the time line, which is not in line with the setup of the first book.
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Annie
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Great conclusion to the previous book “Flawed”.
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2019
Great conclusion to the previous book “Flawed”. Again written with empathy and insight, this books takes you on a journey of humanity. Can we place our faith in human nature? Can we believe that most people are essentially good, but occasionally misguided? And it shows us... See more
Great conclusion to the previous book “Flawed”. Again written with empathy and insight, this books takes you on a journey of humanity. Can we place our faith in human nature? Can we believe that most people are essentially good, but occasionally misguided? And it shows us how normal and sensible megalomaniac madmen can appear, and that sometimes the harshest ideas / policies can be sugar coated to appear very reasonable. It may only be in hindsight that that we think “what the hell was that all about!” Excellent novel.
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K. Bond
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I''ve read ALL HER BOOKS!
Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2018
This book was wonderful! I''m such a fan of Cecelia Ahern, I''ve read all her books. This one definitely did not disappoint. She has such a way of describing the scenes perfectly so I can visualize exactly how everything looks but she does it in a way that is not too wordy if... See more
This book was wonderful! I''m such a fan of Cecelia Ahern, I''ve read all her books. This one definitely did not disappoint. She has such a way of describing the scenes perfectly so I can visualize exactly how everything looks but she does it in a way that is not too wordy if you know what I mean. She uses just the right words to paint the picture perfectly. Love it, love her!
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fragmented.ME
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WoW, what a fabulous follow on ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 20, 2018
The story continues Celestine’s story of being flawed for doing something that was her moral duty. She endeavours, and succeeds, in proving that the guild is the only flawed ‘party’. I loved the idea of questioning societies ideas on what’s ‘flawed’ and ‘perfect’. I could...See more
The story continues Celestine’s story of being flawed for doing something that was her moral duty. She endeavours, and succeeds, in proving that the guild is the only flawed ‘party’. I loved the idea of questioning societies ideas on what’s ‘flawed’ and ‘perfect’. I could have willingly and excitedly entered into a debate on the ideas this book throws questions on. We would do well to look at society today with celestine’s bravery. I certainly wish I could. I would truly recommend reading this book. Not just for pleasure but as a means to open your mind to ‘questioning’ the status quo. Brilliant read. I think there is room for a book three ...
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JooliePoolie
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Great Read, not what I expected from this author.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 10, 2017
Absolutely loved this book. I have read Cecelia Ahern books in the past, which have been standard girlie chic lit, which is my usual holiday read. I got Flawed for my Kindle when I went on holiday earlier in the year and was so surprised by it, totally different from her...See more
Absolutely loved this book. I have read Cecelia Ahern books in the past, which have been standard girlie chic lit, which is my usual holiday read. I got Flawed for my Kindle when I went on holiday earlier in the year and was so surprised by it, totally different from her other books - but I was immediately gripped and literally could not put it down. Obviously, I couldn''t wait to download this sequel, which was equally as enjoyable.
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ali b
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Fascinating and gripping
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 7, 2017
I rarely write reviews but felt this needed one. Considering its marketed to young adults,and I''m 44, both books kept me captivAted and riveted to the end. Well written, thought provoking, and unable to put it down until it''s finished.
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E. M. Walton
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Continuation of Flawed
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 10, 2020
I enjoyed this book. I think a lot of teens would relate to the insecurities and emotional development of the main character. I enjoyed it because I bought it on Audio. Not sure if I’d have found it a page turner in physical book form but it did make my daily dog walks more...See more
I enjoyed this book. I think a lot of teens would relate to the insecurities and emotional development of the main character. I enjoyed it because I bought it on Audio. Not sure if I’d have found it a page turner in physical book form but it did make my daily dog walks more enjoyable. I have an Amazon complaint. I accidentally bought it twice. Once through Audio & Kindle. I’m confused to the difference/advantages. My complain is, nowhere on either app can I ask for a refund. It just sends you in a loop that does nothing!!
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A.R.
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compelling read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 3, 2017
although i am a long way from a ''young adult'' i found that having read flawed i had to immediately get the follow on book- perfect. a moral tale for our time that strikes an uncomfortabke chord. cecilia ahern always has a quirkiness to her writing that i enjoy, this book...See more
although i am a long way from a ''young adult'' i found that having read flawed i had to immediately get the follow on book- perfect. a moral tale for our time that strikes an uncomfortabke chord. cecilia ahern always has a quirkiness to her writing that i enjoy, this book has a serious subject told in an easy to read format, for young and older adults alike.
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