Sunday, 18 December 2011

Review: Beastly by Alex Flinn

By: Alex Flinn


Love is never ugly
Now a major motion picture 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. 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 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 read this before the movie came out and although the movie was great and true to the story I found more in depth feelings in the book and more in depth thought. This book is something I borrowed from the Library then bought it when I was done reading it. Its something I know I will read again. I loved the story and the characters and even more I loved the modern twist on the classic tale.
The idea of putting a modern twist on a classic tale is always a good idea, when its done right and Beastly was done right. I, like Lindy, fell in love with the beast. in the beginning I saw what a jerk he was and the Flinn really brings you into the transformation of Kyle. You can't help liking him even when he is being rude. 

There wasn't really many things that were bad about this novel. I think the story was perfect and the characters were well developed. 

If you like this you might like: Cloaked by Alex Flinn, or Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine and Fairest by Gail Carson Levine.

Next in the Series:
Beastly: Lindy's Diary

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