Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Beastly by Alex Flinn

New York City highschooler Kyle Kingsbury figures he's got everything: good looks (okay: great looks), money (lots of money!), the right clothes, a hot girlfriend...and his future looks pretty great. But when he flaunts his good looks and money once too often by mocking an ugly girl, he angers somebody. And that "somebody" is determined to teach Kyle an old lesson in a very new way.

Transformed into a Beast so hideously ugly that his own father refuses to be seen with him, Kyle must find a girl who will love him enough to kiss him despite his ugliness. He's pretty sure it will never happen. He only has two years to break the curse, or he will spend the rest of his life as a Beast.

This is a fresh retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale, from a seasoned author of teen novels. I finished reading this book in one night...and when I left it unguarded for a few minutes, I found somebody else in the house was already on chapter three! This quick, engaging story is recommended for ages 12 and up. No cussing, sex, or violence.

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