Beastly by Alex Flinn

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.

Wow. Just honestly; wow. So, I was in Booksamillion(the greatest store on the face of the planet. That is, when you can actually find a book.) and I happened to see this book sitting on the bottom shelf. I thought the cover was very interesting, not to mention the title(especially since my friends and I use that word all of the time to describe something.) Now, I already had like 4 other books at home that I needed to read but I figured, why not? Anyway, I bought the book, figuring I'd just wait until after I finished "Ghost Girl" to read it. But, temptation struck and I cracked open the first page. Lord knows how many times I tried putting it down to get my eyes refocused(they tend to blurr after I read for a long time) and to start doing something else. The only actually times I stopped reading was when I needed to refocus my vision or because I had to sleep; just ask my friend Amanda. Anyway, back to the book; I thought Alex did an impeccably fantastic job at redoing the Beauty and the Beast story to fit our time and changing it so we knew how it was from the Beast's point of view. If you're into disney movies or just fairytales in general, then this would be the perfect book for you :).



  1. Ashley said...

    I, too, loved this book. :)

    November 24, 2008 at 7:27 PM  

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