I brought this book solely for the cover. It's not often that you see a Young Adult book with a POC lead and even more rare that the diversity is represented on the cover.
This series introduces us to the world of Celestine North. In Celestine's world society has been greatly improved becaise of a council that ousts flawed people from the greater society.
The flawed are branded based on their crimes and live a half life. They arent able to travel, eat certain foods, and be in groups larger than two.
It's a world that barely effects Celestina. She is a perfect citizen, excellent in math and connected to one of the judges on the council through her boyfriend Art. However Celestina's mind works on a track of logic and black and white. So when she encounters a situation on a bus between a fail flawed and two non flawed her logic leads her to make a critical mistake.
One that labeles her flawed. I really enjoyed this book. It really kept my attention despite the fact that a lot of the novel is set up. Ahern captures Celestine's personality and family dynamics perfectly. It's also intriguing watching how Celestines actions begint to tear at the threads of the so called perfect society. Im intrigued enough from what I read in this book to continue with the series.