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Beastly (2007)

by Alex Flinn

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Series: Beastly (1), Kendra Chronicles (1)

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Good young adult fiction. Based on the beauty and beast story. Main character focus is male (or the beast). The ending was good ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
Traditional beast, modern setting. It worked - good retelling. ( )
  keindi | Jan 23, 2016 |
I really enjoy the retelling of fairytales and "Beauty and the Beast" has always been a favourite of mine. "Beastly" was an easy, entertaining read, and while I thought the two main characters sounded older than sixteen, I enjoyed how the story was told in Kyle's (Beast's) point of view. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
I really enjoy the retelling of fairytales and "Beauty and the Beast" has always been a favourite of mine. "Beastly" was an easy, entertaining read, and while I thought the two main characters sounded older than sixteen, I enjoyed how the story was told in Kyle's (Beast's) point of view. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
I really enjoy the retelling of fairytales and "Beauty and the Beast" has always been a favourite of mine. "Beastly" was an easy, entertaining read, and while I thought the two main characters sounded older than sixteen, I enjoyed how the story was told in Kyle's (Beast's) point of view. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Teens will LOL. They will also find their preoccupations with looks, status and pride explored thoroughly.
added by Katya0133 | editKirkus Reviews
 
Flinn follows the fairy tale's original plot points closely, but falters in her depiction of the story's bad guys, over-the-top caricatures that simply ring false in her up-to-date setting.
added by Katya0133 | editPublishers Weekly
 
Beastly has romance, true love, tragic circumstances, magic, action adventure, and hope.
added by Katya0133 | editSchool Library Journal, Donna Rosenblum
 
A rare fairy-tale-inspired novel with equally strong appeal for boys and girls.
added by Katya0133 | editBooklist, Jennifer Mattson
 

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I am a beast.

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.
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I am a beast.

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:54 -0400)

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A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.

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