This action cannot be undone.
Please report the problem here.
Publication Date: 25 Aug 2016
Subject: Older teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11)
AR: 5.1 MY+
RRP £7.99 Save 26%
ADD TO BASKET
Add to wishlist
A teenage girl finds herself at the centre of a political storm when she is unduly punished for assisting an elderly man on a bus.
In a society where perfection is valued above humanity, Celestine pays the price for an act of kindness and finds herself fighting for survival - and for love.
Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister, she's well liked by her classmates and teachers and she's dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.
NOTE : Contains violence and torture - including a drawn-out scene where Celestine is punished by having her skin branded in six different places.
Certainly owes a debt to Hunger Games & similar but it's terrifying, pacy, thought-provoking, politically charged & an utterly compelling page-turner. Set for sequel