Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BEASTLY by Alex Flinn

BeastlyBeastly by Alex Flinn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(from Goodreads)
A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.
You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

This is the first fairy tale re-telling that I have ever read and I enjoyed it.

I am not the type of person to watch movies more then once (except musicals; especially Grease) or re-read a book because I already know what is going to happen and I get bored easily. So....even though I have never read "this" book, I have seen and read Beauty and the Beast before, and because of that some of the book got a little boring to me because I already knew what was going on.

That being said, I still recommend this book because it was a good book. The beginning and the end were the parts that really interested me and I really liked Alex Flinns writing.

I like how the main character Kyle was transformed and I really appreciate what he learned about the way he used to treat people. There is something to be learned with this story and it teaches a good lesson.

If you haven't read this book I would pick it up sometime.

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  1. I totally agree about some points being boring but in other parts i thought it was going to be the same as beauty in the beast and Alex Flinn totally took me by surprise. I also gave this book a 4/5 [:
    Nice review.

  2. I love the modern story of Beauty and the Beast. I can still watch the Disney movie and be happy :) Great review!