With a new Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theaters in Spring 2017, it's time to catch up on all things Beastly. Find out what it was like for the beast in Alex Flinn's contemporary retelling of the classic tale. This edition features cover art from the 2011 movie starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer.
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.
Teens will LOL. They will also find their preoccupations with looks, status and pride explored thoroughly.
An] engrossing tale that will have appeal for fans of fantasy and realistic fiction”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Equally strong appeal for boys and girls.
Beastly has romance, true love, tragic circumstances, magic, action adventure, and hope. It’s a must-read for all fairy-tale fans, and has a knockout cover to boot.
-School Library Journal