Flawed by Cecelia Ahern, published by Harper Collins, £6.55

What is the book about?

Flawed is set in a world where separate from law proceedings, there’s an organisation named The Guild that monitors people and the way they fit into society. If you deviate, make mistakes or do anything that would be frowned upon, you could be marked as Flawed, and therefore an outcast for life. The main character Celestine is the shining example of a follower of The Guild’s rules, and is even dating the son of the Judge Crevan, who’s verdicts, with almost every case, leave people Flawed. It is only when she watches someone she knows face this fate that she begins to question the system she’s always praised.

Who is it aimed at?

I would recommend this to anyone interested in getting more into YA between the ages of 12 and 17.

What was your favourite part?

My favourite part was definitely the use of the characters, particularly Celestine to introduce this version of society and all of its implications. As the sort of embodiment of all that is viewed as perfect, with her ties to The Guild, black and white world view and aspirations in mathematics, it’s incredible to see that change. She is perfectly written to unravel the dark side of her own world.

What was your least favourite part?

Due to its immediate fast-paced plot, the beginning came off a little startling with a lot of characters and ideas introduced right away.

Which character would you most like to meet?

I would be most interested to meet Art, Basco Crevan’s son, as he was just as interconnected with the restrictions as Celestine, with the added pressure of family. The doubts he had to face in the book made for a deeply interesting character.

Why should someone buy this book?

Flawed gives the impression of a classic YA novel that gets the reader thinking about the pressures to be perfect whether those they put on themselves or from external sources.