Flawed – Wie perfekt willst du sein?

Author: Cecelia Ahern

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035423

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9292

›Flawed – Wie perfekt willst du sein?‹ ist der erste atemberaubende Band des neuen Zweiteilers von Bestsellerautorin Cecelia Ahern. Spannend und emotional erzählt sie in dieser Dystopie die Geschichte der 17-jährigen Celestine, die darum kämpft, etwas anderes sein zu dürfen als perfekt. Celestines Leben scheint perfekt: Sie ist schön, bei allen beliebt und hat einen unglaublich süßen Freund. Doch dann handelt sie in einem entscheidenden Moment aus dem Bauch heraus. Und bricht damit alle Regeln. Sie könnte im Gefängnis landen oder gebrandmarkt werden – verurteilt als Fehlerhafte. Denn Fehler sind in ihrer Welt nicht erlaubt. Nichts geht über die Perfektion. Auch nicht die Menschlichkeit. Jetzt muss sie kämpfen – um ihre eigene Zukunft und um ihre große Liebe. „Es ist mein erster All-Age-Roman, aber die Idee hat mich selbst fast überrollt. Ich kam kaum hinterher, sie aufzuschreiben. Es ist eine einzigartige Geschichte, aber wie in allen meinen Büchern steckt eine besondere Botschaft und ganz viel Gefühl drin.“ Cecelia Ahern


A Novel

Author: Cecelia Ahern

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 125008024X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 477

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. In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

Perfect – Willst du die perfekte Welt?

Author: Cecelia Ahern

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035431

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5016

›Perfect – Willst du die perfekte Welt?‹ ist der zweite Teil der furiosen Dystopie von Bestsellerautorin Cecelia Ahern. Mitreißend und leidenschaftlich erzählt sie, wie die 17-jährige Celestine um die Freiheit kämpft, Fehler machen zu dürfen und aus ihnen zu lernen. Celestine wurde als „fehlerhaft“ gebrandmarkt, sie gehört nun zu den Menschen zweiter Klasse. Doch statt sich den strikten Regeln des Systems zu unterwerfen, flieht sie. Denn Celestine ist auch ein Symbol der Hoffnung für alle anderen Fehlerhaften. Gelingt es ihr, den grausamen Richter Crevan zu überführen? Das wäre die Chance auf einen Neuanfang für die Fehlerhaften. Aber gibt es auch für ihre große Liebe eine neue Chance? Für Celestine geht es um alles – um Gerechtigkeit für sich selbst und alle anderen und um eine lebenswerte Zukunft. „Es ist mein erster All-Age-Roman, aber die Idee hat mich selbst fast überrollt. Ich kam kaum hinterher, sie aufzuschreiben. Es ist eine einzigartige Geschichte, aber wie in allen meinen Büchern steckt eine besondere Botschaft und ganz viel Gefühl drin.“ Cecelia Ahern

Flawed Chapters 1-5

Author: Cecelia Ahern

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250097541

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 53

View: 2005

Read the first five chapters of FLAWED for free! 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 where 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. In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her-everything.


Author: Kate Avelynn

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

ISBN: 1620612364

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7418

Sarah O'Brien is alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago — James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she's watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she'll give it freely.Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give.Sam Donavon has been James' best friend — and the boy Sarah's had a crush on — for as long as she can remember. As their forbidden relationship deepens, Sarah knows she's in trouble. Quiet, serious Sam has decided he's going to save her. Neither of them realize James is far more unstable than her father ever was, or that he's not about to let Sarah forget her half of the pact . . .

The Flawed Architect

Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Author: Jussi M. Hanhimaki

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195346749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 1584

Henry Kissinger dominated American foreign relations like no other figure in recent history. He negotiated an end to American involvement in the Vietnam War, opened relations with Communist China, and orchestrated d?tente with the Soviet Union. Yet he is also the man behind the secret bombing of Cambodia and policies leading to the overthrow of Chile's President Salvador Allende. Which is more accurate, the picture of Kissinger the skilled diplomat or Kissinger the war criminal? In The Flawed Architect, the first major reassessment of Kissinger in over a decade, historian Jussi Hanhimaki paints a subtle, carefully composed portrait of America's most famous and infamous statesman. Drawing on extensive research from newly declassified files, the author follows Kissinger from his beginnings in the Nixon administration up to the current controversy fed by Christopher Hitchens over whether Kissinger is a war criminal. Hanhimaki guides the reader through White House power struggles and debates behind the Cambodia and Laos invasions, the search for a strategy in Vietnam, the breakthrough with China, and the unfolding of Soviet-American detente. Here, too, are many other international crises of the period--the Indo-Pakistani War, the Yom Kippur War, the Angolan civil war--all set against the backdrop of Watergate. Along the way, Hanhimaki sheds light on Kissinger's personal flaws--he was obsessed with secrecy and bureaucratic infighting in an administration that self-destructed in its abuse of power--as well as his great strengths as a diplomat. We see Kissinger negotiating, threatening and joking with virtually all of the key foreign leaders of the 1970s, from Mao to Brezhnev and Anwar Sadat to Golda Meir. This well researched account brings to life the complex nature of American foreign policymaking during the Kissinger years. It will be the standard work on Kissinger for years to come.

Flawed Diplomacy

The United Nations & the War on Terrorism

Author: Victor D. Comras

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597974382

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 660

There have been numerous attempts to engage the United Nations in a meaningful campaign against state-supported and other terrorist activities. But the inherently political nature of terrorism has made it exceedingly difficult to gain global consensus on who even qualifies as a terrorist, much less agreement on counterterrorism measures to pursue. The rise of al Qaeda, the events of 9/11, the Madrid train bombing, and the London mass transit bombings provided the international community and United Nations with new impetus to respond to terrorism. Although a series of international conventions were adopted and a short-lived independent monitoring group was established, the strategy that UN secretary general Kofi Annan proposed to the General Assembly in May 2006 contains many proposed measures and objectives that remain unfulfilled, thus rendering the UN virtually impotent against terrorism. As one of five Security Council–appointed international monitors on the measures being taken against al Qaeda and the Taliban, Comras had the rare opportunity to observe the UN's counterterrorism activities. He delves into the UN's role in dealing with terrorism, explores the international political realities and institutional problems that make it difficult for the UN to successfully implement and monitor counterterrorism measures, and describes both the UN's successes and failures, ultimately laying out a case for creating a stronger, more effective UN response. Flawed Diplomacy is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the war on terrorism and in gaining knowledge about the UN's inner workings.

Flawed Dogs: The Novel

The Shocking Raid on Westminster

Author: Berkeley Breathed

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101140284

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 8935

The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Bloom County and Opus delivers a humorous and heartwarming illustrated novel for kids and dog-lovers of any age! "Breathed, through words and lush illustrations, tells a story that will charm many readers."--The New York Times Sam the Lion is actually a priceless dachshund, bred to be a show dog. More important, he is Heidy's best friend and she needs one like never before. Living with her reclusive uncle is hard, but Sam has a way of making her feel soft and whole. Until the day Sam is framed by the jealous poodle Cassius, and is cast out by Heidy's uncle, alone on the wild streets, where he is roughed up by a world he was not bred for. Sporting a soup ladle for a leg, Sam befriends other abandoned dogs and journeys all the way to the Westminster Dog Show, where his plan for revenge on Cassius takes an unexpected turn when he and Heidy spot each other after years of being apart. Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Berkeley Breathed's first illustrated novel is a heartwarming and humorous ode to the unconditional and lasting love we and our pets share. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Andrea Dorfman

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780228100713

Category: Body image

Page: 88

View: 2446

"Flawed is an adaptation of the 2010 National Film Board of Canada production of the same name. Flawed traces the genesis of Andrea Dorfman's self-image - from the carefree days of her childhood to the gut-wrenching awkwardness of her adolescence, and beyond - as she navigates her romantic relationship with a plastic surgeon and her feelings surrounding her own self image her notion that cosmetic surgery makes people feel flawed."--


Author: Jen Kearns

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1683485858

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2046

Step inside and allow these pages to tug on your heart and maybe even open your mind a little bit wider as several lives intersect on a snowy mountain trail. Something was chasing me! I was too busy running to see what it was, until one day I met Grace, and then everything changed within me. ~Stella No one wants to stop and observe their lives. Most people just rush through their days, blocking out the past; especially if something bad has happened, because they think if they bury it, it will no longer affect them. But that is the problem. It continues to affect you and tear you down until you have the courage to stop, turn around and observe and understand it. These are life lessons that happened to help you grow, not to stunt your growth. ~Grace There is a fire burning within all of us. Sometimes the fire dies down a bit, but there is always a flicker of light waiting to be stoked. ~Zoe


Author: Pauline C. Harris

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1612357342

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

View: 6796

With Yvonne in control, Michael perfected, and Drew and her friends having been captured by the creators, everything seems hopeless. But when a group of flawed androids rescue them, Drew is suddenly thrown into the middle of saving the world again. Drew buries herself in the elaborate planning and scheming, as well as vigorously trying to bring Michael's memory back. But as Drew loses sight of what she cares about and her world seems like it's being ripped in two, choices are needing to be made and Drew discovers many of the people she thought she knew weren't as they appeared to be. Betrayal, sorrow, and passion drive Drew to the limit and she's forced to choose, once again, between giving in to her desires and fears, or doing what she knows is the only right thing.


Author: Chloe Behrens

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300990775


Page: N.A

View: 5637


Flawed by Design

The Evolution of the CIA, JCS, and NSC

Author: Amy B. Zegart

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 080474131X

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 3792

Challenging the belief that national security agencies work well, this book asks what forces shaped the initial design of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council in ways that meant they were handicapped from birth.

Beautifully Flawed

Finding Your Radiance in the Imperfections of Your Life

Author: Shari Rigby, Claire Yorita Lee

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424550092

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 3477

Struggling with her identity while living a life of unfulfilled dreams and hidden secrets, Shari Rigby takes you on the adventure known as life. From wild teenager dealing with pregnancy, marriage, adultery, drugs, and rock n roll, to career woman desperately searching for love but finding it in the wrong places, Shari s journey is an inspiring story that teaches us our painful pasts can open doors to a hopeful future.

Flawed Justice

When Our Unalienable Rights Are Ignored

Author: George E. Pfautsch

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467827911

Category: Law

Page: 112

View: 8464

The founding fathers of this country had a vision for the type of morality that would sustain our nation for many generations. The type of national morality they envisioned was evident in many of their writings. The first two sentences of the Declaration of Independence provided us with an insight into the morality they believed was appropriate to form a new nation. Such a morality would lead to the highest level of justice attainable in a country. Their view of morality and justice has been observed through most of this nations history. However, there have been instances when their view of justice has been set aside. When that occurred, we have had some of the worst breakdowns in justice for large groups of people. This book will examine the consequences and tragedies that have occurred when our justice system has failed.

Flawed Triumphs

Andy Young at the United Nations

Author: Bartlett C. Jones

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761803195

Category: History

Page: 179

View: 7437

As the only systematic investigation of his tenure, this book offers a sympathethic assessment of Andrew Young's performance as U.S. representative to the UN (1977-1979). Labeled by his critics as 'New Left, ' a 'preacher' and a 'loose cannon, ' he is here portrayed more accurately as an American imperialist and chauvinist who wished to export our products, democracy, free enterprise, and civil rights revolution to the rest of the world. This book seeks to correct the many factual errors in published works and presents Young's style in relation to his achievements. The book begins with Young's confirmation to the post. It then moves to the Carter Administration, where he initially had a cordial relationship with key Administration officials. The author details the work Young did in Africa, along with the roles he played in the Caribbean, Near East, Southeast Asia, Australia and the Philippines. The book concludes with his eventual resignation and an evaluation of Young's achievement. Students and scholars of foreign policy and recent U.S. history, and African affairs will find this a useful wor

Flawed Convictions

Shaken Baby Syndrome and the Inertia of Injustice

Author: Deborah Tuerkheimer

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199913633

Category: Law

Page: 298

View: 3729

This text surveys the scientific, cultural, and legal history of 'Shaken Baby Syndrome' from inception to formal dissolution. Deborah Tuerkheimer exposes extraordinary failings in the criminal justice system's treatment of what is, in essence, a medical diagnosis of murder.

Flawed Genius

Scottish Football's Self-Destructive Mavericks

Author: Stephen McGowan

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857901516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1639

As Rangers manager Walter Smith once put it, Scottish football supporters have always liked their footballing superstars to come complete with very human flaws. But what is it that makes the seriously flawed footballer so intriguing? From Hugh Gallacher, the Wembley Wizard who died of shame, to George Best, Hibernian's ageing lothario, to the Three Amigos - Celtic's trio of wayward overseas mercenaries - the great entertainers have always come with baggage. Never before have the individual stories of these mavericks of Scottish football's past been collated and told in one place. "Flawed Genius" does just that. Through the words of the men themselves - allied to testimonies from friends and close colleagues - McGowan recounts the in-depth stories of Gascoigne and Goram, Best and Baxter, Charnley and Cadette and the equally wayward figures of Paolo Di Canio, Andy Ritchie, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Willie Johnston and Willie Hamilton. Here, together for the first time, the colourful contributions of each and every player in the Scottish game's rich tapestry of flawed geniuses are brought vividly back to life.

Flawed Light

American Women Poets and Alcohol

Author: Brett Candlish Millier

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252034619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

View: 2554

Women poets who found both inspiration and isolation at the bottom of the glass