Beastly

Beastly

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A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, 2010, c2007.
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9780061998669
0061998664
Branch Call Number: FIC/FLINN
Characteristics: 304, 7 p. ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Beauty and the beast English.

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Musika1212
Apr 07, 2017

Well written and has a great humor aspect.

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brangwinn
Jul 07, 2016

A modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, puts snobby, wealthy privileged teenager, Alex, in his place. A witch disgusted by his treatment of a fellow student turns him into a hairy beast. Of course, we know how the story ends, he finds that there is more to life than wealth and good looks.

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phantasy
Jun 29, 2016

Not going to lie, this is the book that got me back into reading. I used to read a lot when I was younger, but now getting distracted by the internet, games etc. etc., I don't read as much anymore. This was the first book in a while that made me keep on reading and you just can't put it down once you start. Would definitely recommend to anyone that enjoys fairy tales and fantasy.

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Dania3330
Nov 08, 2015

A modern twist on the original Beauty and the beast, Beastly was captivating from the start. The plot revolves around a teenage boy, Kyle, who has everything, from looks to money. But those same things become his enemy when a witch casts a spell on him because he is rude and depends on his looks for everything. The spell turns him into a hairy monster (like the beast from beauty and the beast) and because of this Kyle has to go into hiding, drop out of school, and live alone, unless he finds someone who can love him for who he is on the inside despite his hideousness. Kyle gives up hope until he sees Linda, a girl from his school. One day her father breaks into Kyle’s house and when Kyle catches him he trades his daughter for his freedom. The story then goes on about Kyle falling in love with Lindy, showing her who he really is, and learning important life lessons. Personally, I always loved beauty and the beast as a kid and I have seen many adaptations of it but nothing like this one. Both Linda and Kyle were very interesting and even with separate lives you could find how both of their lives were similar and how they were meant for each other. It was very well written and I didn’t feel like putting it down once I started. The author Alex Flinn really knows how to get the attention of her audience. I loved this book soooo much. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the modern beauty and the beast and I would also recommend other Alex Flinn books such as Towering.

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Posey_MayLove
Jul 19, 2015

This book has changed me and how I think of other people. I saw the movie after and I felt very sad due to the lack of information and the different ending.. I cried when I read the book. A very good read if love Romance, Magic, a little bit of Mystery.

A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.

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SKYLARBARRY
Jul 06, 2014

I read this a long time ago I thought it was amazing I read it about 5 times

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BAEO727
Jun 28, 2014

This book was really awesome. I originally thought that it would just be another common spin off of Beauty and the Beast but it wasn't! Flinn did an awesome job of taking the story line and developing it further. It was also great to read from the Beast's point of view. This is definitely a book that should be on everyone's "To Read List."

Rmargus Jun 20, 2013

I completely and utterly loved this book so much! This reminded me so much of Beauty and The Beast.

highachiever May 23, 2013

I think this book was really good. I couldn't put the book down I would hide the book on my lap at the dinner table just so I could read. I REALLY ENJOYED IT <3 !!

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Jul 06, 2014

SKYLARBARRY thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 11

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highachiever May 23, 2013

I LOVE YOU

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Cayla_kay
Sep 28, 2012

"i am allowing the world to see who you really are," Kendra said.
"A beast" '

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

"UR IMAGINATION IS UR LIFE COMIN ATTRACTION"

crystal_dark Nov 04, 2011

“A beautiful thing is precious, no matter the price. Those who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy...”

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SMulder
Nov 17, 2010

I was a beast.
I stared into the mirror. I was an animal-not quite wolf or bear or gorilla or dog, but some horrible species that walked upright, that was almost human, yet not. Fangs grew from my mouth, my fingers were clawed, and hair grew from every pore. I, who'd looked down on people with zits or halitosis, was a monster. (47)

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highachiever May 23, 2013

a witch casts a spell on a cute guy to teach him lesson and makes him ugly and he must find someone to love him the way he is. i would give more but don't want to spoil the book !

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lovelociraptors
Apr 15, 2012

the amazing love story of Beauty and the Beast retold in a modern day setting.

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paigers9081 Oct 26, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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