Book Review of Flawed by Cecelia Ahern | I Scream NO Almost On Every Chapters End

This are the time that I am very exhausted but I have this mingling words playing in my head screaming ‘Let Me Out!’ so desperately. So here you go, a honest and non spoiler review for one of the most emotional book I ever read. Heart ripping story most told.. ever. 

But I can understand now why people read, why they like to get lost in somebody else’s life. Sometimes I’ll read a sentence and it will make me sit up, jolt me, because it is something that I recently felt but never said out loud.

First Impression & Summary

I never had an Ahern book before so I dive in for the try and turn out that I’ll never regret myself from reading this book. Bought it because of the pink colour of course since I have so many black book cover and never had a pink.

by Cecelia Ahern, Published by Harper Collins, 402 Pages, English, Genre : Young Adult, Sci Fi, Goodreads

Celestine having a perfect life – she aid a Flawed old man – being branded Flawed – survive as a Flawed. Pretty simple plot huh? No, Im wrong, there is so much more.

The Plot & World Development

IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL BOOK. 90% depends on emotional. First part of the book had been planting the fundamental theory about was what this book about. That being Flawed is a disgrace to the society. People never like you because you are a Flawed person – and that my friend, a suck but sad story to tell.

Then we have this heart ripping part when the author decide to ‘brand’ her main character as a Flawed. There goes all the nooooo scream. The protagonist had been thrown so many obstacles just by aiding a dying old man! Argh, the world is just so cruel and the society was just so ugly.

Its like being in Hunger Game movie when the earth is dying and government had to do the dumbest thing on earth to save mankind. I just cant take the injustice and the society dumbest way of thinking.

Albeit, that leaves me cling to a ray of hope, even if it was as thin as a seven split of a hair but the world actually have those people, who fights. So it was emotional, heart gripping and giving us hope just a bit enough to make us curious about the well being of the main characters.

Characters Development

I never seen an author put so much emotional in the main characters like this book, bring-it-on! First I have been introduce into a society that hate the Flawed, and the perfect life of Celestine, the girl who taking action regarding her logical thinking. Then because of her logical thinking, she aid a Flawed old man only to be accuse for being Flawed. I love how author explain and really – I mean really taking time to explain the condition.

..and who would you prefer they watch? You or the girl you’re pretending to be?

It was not a messy paragraph of pointing on how oblige the people was, but it was a paragraphs of developing emotion, hopes, inner obligation of the protagonist. Clearly Ahern just want us to cry, to be in the shoes of the main characters and God I have to applause her for her well writing (Im gonna own many of her book after this).

The Ending for Flawed? Honestly?

I watch him,still, strong and silent, like the rock he was named for. 

I just want more of  Carrick, :3 I know Carrick leave a huge part of him in Celestine mind, but let face it people, Celestine just barely talking to Carrick and although all the feel she develop into trusting Carrick into his very bone I just dont want to expect anything, anything at all – urgh, Im afraid being broken again, lols.

I have this ideology on not to rely so much on the first book, the plot can be twisted so much after then. Nevertheless, I hope Carrick is the solution for all the problem. I hate to see when world cant be change into a better place even if its a world in a book. Theres got to be something delightful on how this book should end.

Recommendation & Rating

It was a slow paced story, its really take time on the characters and world development. I would actually recommend this to fellow author as an example and good reference for story development. Definitely the book that I always want to read. Reading this book worth the time and patience as every sentences hold their own feelings. There was less action and like I said before it was 90% emotionally dependent (I just scream NO almost on every chapters end – the thrill is just too much). 

Rating : ★★★★☆ (Minus 1 for the less apperearance of Carrick the leaves me bunches of list on what to expect on the second book)

Nadia & Siqah also reading the same book I cant wait what they thought of this book. Last time I told them that my heart ripping into parts reading on how Celestine had been pushed away by the society and her boyfriend. There is been so much to bear the moment you realize that people can change 360 degree on you when they found out that you are Flawed.

Thanks for reading, sorry no potatoes today. 😀

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First time baca buku matang. Selama ni baca buku budak-budak jak. 🙈😜
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#Psikik is about a world where male just act as assistant. First 10 pages baca I need more time to adapt with the characters choices of dialogues.
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  • Terima kasih @imanpublication providing me a free copy in exchange with a honest review. Belum habis baca sebenarnya tapi nak post dulu lah teaser. 😋
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Dah baca 180 pages and I love it! Okay sy cuba berlaku adil dengan buku-buku yg sy pernah bca sebelum ni. But this one, was one of its kind. Susunan ayat, installing the character personalities semuanya menjangkaui telahan yang saya telah fikirkan berkenaan novel-novel melayu 😂.
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Daebak! Hanya satu ayat menunjukkan betapa saya kagum akan novel ini. But I need to dig more sebab tak selalu buku melayu membuatkan semangat membaca saya membara 😉. Tahniah penulis atas penulisan setengah novel yang begitu dramatik dan intimate.
  • QOTD : What book make you cringe to do something after reading it?
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Last week I've been indulge myself in gaming assuming an assassin role mentioned in #projekathena. The mutual connection between the role both in the book also in ML make me cringe to know what its like to be an assassin. Eventually I fall in love with her. So my next move is climbing up the local rank for that particular heroes 😂. I blame @syeraho for this. .
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Back to this book, its been a tearful journey, it was a long reading but a worthy one. I bet one can finish it in one sit as the words uses is simple and understandable.
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Not to mentioned it was my first book from HF. Honestly its hard to rate this kind of book, where islamic lifestyle and fiction were blend together. For my version of rating, I tend to give high rate to the book which has intimate, personal connection to the reader (me), so for that reason I'll give 4⭐. Even after catching a headache resulting from tears streaming last night 😣. .
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This book recommend for a light reading, bedtimes stories also to those who keen to seek assuring words of His Promises. No particular reader, I think its just suit for everyone. Also a nice book to read it Ramadan!
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The book synopsis gonna be in the comment below :
  • Alhamdulillah done reading a malay science fiction about Projek Athena : Manusia Ciptaan (trans : Athena's Projeck : Human Building). Thank you to @imanpublication for providing me a physical copy of this book in exchange with honest review.
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And it was a fun reading towards the end. And syabas @syeraho for your first novel! .
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This book recommend to those who love actions because Syeraho write a beautiful chereofighting, well mostly in words - and that something to praise with!
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I'm currently constructing in depth review for this book and will update it soon on Goodreads - read on GR cause  i'm hiding all the spoilers and leave you with all the good parts, lols 😜.
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Rating : 3/5 🌠. Sorry there are pro and cons so I'll settle with this first 😉 and also dont judge by my rating cause im just a very stinky person 😅. .
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Setiap buku harus punya awal niatnya yg tersendiri (Eyqa, 2019).
  • QOTD : What book do you bought only because of its cover?
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First time encounter buku published by @katapilarbooks ialah masa baca Syif Tengah Malam. Rupanya this is penerbit yg penulis dia dikalangan doktor, misi also yang bertugas di hospital.
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One of many reason I like about them is their cover yg lain dari yang lain. Mcm this one.
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Jadi izinkan saya post pasal book cover mendahului book review dulu ya. 😂
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Okay sekian. Saja nak bagitau cover dia cantik. 😉
  • Big thanks to @prologmed cos hosting a GA for this book last year 💖.
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Akhirnya dapat juga habiskan buku ni. Dalam buku ni ada enam cerpen yang bertemakan time travel. Buat yg mendambakan peluang kedua dalam waktu yang terbatas, pembaca diajak untuk menilai semula sekiranya kita bisa merentas masa untuk mengubah sejarah, adakah kita akan lebih bahagia dari sekarang? Or worse? Or dlm erti kata lain kena baca dlu buku ni baru tahu 😂.
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Dalam enam cerpen aku paling terkesan dengan yang ada love story with bit of plot twist. Yang ada karakter yang kuat dan background cerita yang baik. Sometimes rasa geram but another time rasa bahagia tgk kebahagiaan character biarpun fiksi semata.Tak nak bagi spoiler jadi ckp secara am sejalah yer.
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Overall it was a good book. Kalau fans tentang Hermione with Time Turner, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child boleh lah try baca buku ni, setiap kisah ada teladan masing-masing. Yang tak akan dapat dinilai melainkan dengan cara membacanya sendiri. Hahh suspen takk? .
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⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 cause I want more. The book alone tak cukup 😂.