A review by itsmeyseniab
Flawless by Sara Shepard

mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I have a LOT more problems with the content this time around, now that I'm reading more critically. For starters, the relationships presented in these novels (especially the romantic ones) are wildly inappropriate. Age gap romances and inappropriate student-teacher relationships are so normalized in this that it's... disturbing. Also the way that body image and disordered eating is "discussed" in this is so harmful, especially to the young readers that these novels are targeted towards. I get that these are "mean" girls and these novels were written during a time where people (more specifically teens) got away with this behavior more, but YIKES.

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