Beastly by Alex Flinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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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