Perfect by Cecilia Ahern 

Perfect by Cecilia Ahern 

Perfect is the thrilling, action-packed finale in Cecilia Ahern’s debut Young Adult duology. I started Perfect mere seconds after finishing Flawed because I was so eager to find out what happened to Celestine and Carrick…

Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine’s life has completely fractured – all her freedoms gone.

Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with the powerfully attractive Carrick, the only person she can trust. But Celestine has a secret – one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground.

Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, Celestine must make a choice: save only herself, or risk her life to save all the Flawed. And, most important of all, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed…

I’ve been trying to figure out for the past half an hour which book I preferred – the first one or the second one. And I think… maybe… that I may have come to a decision… I think I like the first book better. Don’t get me wrong, Perfect was a brilliant read; I read it in a day. But I didn’t like towards the ending where *spoilers ahead* …

Art came back into the picture and was all like “Oh my god, Celestine. I’ve always loved you blah blah blah”. You know what, Art? NO ONE CARES! You left Celestine to defend herself. Stupid boy. Now Carrick and Celestine…. there’s a ship that I can get behind. I absolutely loved them together and I’m so so glad that Celestine chose Carrick at the very end. If she hadn’t, then the ending just wouldn’t have been right.

There was a bit more romance in this book but I thought it was good. It still wasn’t the main focus of the book; it was still Celestine kicking ass and finding her voice. I was rooting for her the entire way.



“Mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of. Mistakes teach us to take responsibility. They teach us what works and what doesn’t. We learn what we would do differently the next time, how we will be different, better, and wiser in the future. We are not just walking mistakes, we are human.”

– Cecilia Ahern, Perfect


I also agree with the fact that this book is a duology and not a trilogy. I think that if it was a trilogy, there would definitely be some middle-book-syndrome that would be happening. Perfect was a brilliant round up and tied up the loose ends but also offered great character developments for a lot of the main and secondary characters.

I still don’t understand how the whole Flawed process was allowed to happen. What kind of government allows all of those disgusting things to happen? Oh… wait a minute…

Overall this was a great ending to a brilliant duology. I sincerely hope that Ahern considers writing more young adult fiction because she does it so well! I haven’t read any of her adult fiction but maybe I’ll give it a go…

Disclaimer: this book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 

Released 4th April


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