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.
About the Author
Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is also the author of Beastly, a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast that is a feature film starring Vanessa Hudgens, and A Kiss in Time, an edgy twist on Sleeping Beauty. Her other books include Breathing Underwater, an ALA Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. She lives in Miami with her husband, two kids, a cat, and a dog.
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (September 23, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 006087418X
- ISBN-13: 978-0060874186
This is a wonderful young adult retelling of Beauty and the Beast which has been modernized perfectly. This is an easy to read story that should be familiar to most teens. There are drugs mentioned since Beauty’s father is a drug addict, but the mention is a negative one. Just a few kisses, so nothing much to worry about on the sex front either. You can see Linda bloom like one of Kyle/Adrian’s roses as the story develops. I know the upcoming movie (due 3/2011) is going to be wonderful. The actors chosen really look just as the author describes them.
I think this should appeal to everyone who loves a good romance. I am definitely going to look for more books by this author!
ADDED: I read this book when it first came out, so this is my review from then. The movie was originally scheduled for release in 7/2010 and I would have to reread the book, but from what I remember and the short posted on you tube over a year ago, I thought the casting was well done and captured the characters.
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