I am a beast.
Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. 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.
I really love re-tellings of classic fairy tales. Beastly by Alex Flinn was a great modernized version of Beauty and the Beast. Which is one of my all time favourite Disney movies. At the start I hated Kyle, the main character, he was so cruel and self centered however he redeemed himself throughout the book.
Beastly was a very short novel and I think the ending was rushed and it ended so quickly that when I finished I wasn't really sure about the ending. The book was a great novel just to read and it made me angry, laugh and cry. So you guys can be the judge. The novel had many interesting aspects that I haven't encountered in a book before such as an online chat that was very funny and was well written and thought out.All in all I thought the book was short and sweet but nothing amazing.
Score 8 out of 10
...sincerely, a reader