The Scarlet Letter meets Divergent in this thoughtful and thrilling novel by 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 where 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 her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her-everything.
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Rating: 4.75/5 Stars
Quick Reasons: heavy, hard-hitting story; (mostly) redeemable, engaging characters…except that one villain guy, who’s another President Snow in the making; realistic, terrifying dystopian; well-written, heart-wrenching prose; this entire story is FEELS from start to finish
Huge thanks to Cecelia Ahern, MacMillan Children’s Publishing Group, and Netgalley for a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review! This in no way altered how I read or reviewed this book.
OH MY good golly gee willickers, I can’t even with the feels right now.
No, really. You guys think I’m joking. I can hear you all now, sitting there in your chairs, faces drawn in mild amusement (and perhaps a bit of exasperation, because HELLO, I freak out about books all. the. time, so this is nothing new) But trust me—this book? You’re going to want to read it. You’re going to want to drop everything the day it’s published and pick it up. I just wish I could explain to you, right now, why. Unfortunately, I have to follow the rules. Keep your eyes peeled for my in-depth review come March!
Until then, I’ll just…be sitting over here in my own little corner of this fandom, all by myself. You know. The usual.