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 when one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.
Inspiration For This Book
I was inspired by the fact that we live in a very judgemental world. One that is quick to point the finger at those who make personal decisions that perhaps we frown upon. A society that rarely gives people second chances. And so I created a society that was intent on perfection, that wanted to root out all the evil imperfect flawed in order to have a morally clean society. I think perfection is something that our society is obsessed with and I wanted to write a story that celebrates that to be human is to be flawed, that to make an error means that we learn and hopefully become better versions of ourselves.