Perfect by Cecelia Ahern
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This conclusion to the Flawed duet brought a fast-paced narrative from start to finish. The story of Celestine remained engaging as she navigated not only being Flawed but also being an evader and the most prominent Flawed ever known. Sitting at the heart of the read is prejudice and this theme resonates with any contemporary society, so all readers should be able to identify. What is compelling about this particular society under The Guild rule is, what happens to society when compassion, empathy and kindness are only acceptable for the perfect.
Celestine remained a mildly chaotic character, due to her age, her notoriety and need to mature quickly. Nevertheless, she had courage and strength. Carrick was much more prominent in PERFECT and I enjoyed having his character developed more and the relationship dynamics were compelling. The side characters were all strong and this wide cast of characters is what made this such a good read.
Cecelia Ahern has demonstrated her YA and dystopian story-telling abilities with not only a first book but the ability to write a strong sequel. I will be looking out for similar work from her in the future.
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher through netgalley, in return for a honest review.
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