June 7, 2011

By Alex Flinn
Reviewed by Jax Maxian
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

“I AM A BEAST. A beast. Not quite a wolf or a bear, gorilla or a 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.”

“Beastly” is about a 16 year old boy named Kyle Kingsbury. Kyle is the guy that everyone wants to be, good looks, lots of money, and popularity. But with all those traits, Kyle is a jerk. A witch in Kyle’s English class realizes this and puts a spell on Kyle. She turns Kyle into a beast, and he will stay like that forever unless he finds someone who loves him for who he really is. Kyle, embarrassed by his looks, gets kicked out of the house into a house that no one will notice him in. All by himself, Kyle must find a way to find a girl who won’t leave screaming at his beastly looks.

Altogether “Beastly” was a very interesting book. It was modeled after the movie Beauty and the Beast, so it was a little childish sometimes. The author did a great job of tying modern day things into Kyle’s fantasy life. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy or a quick read. The book grabs you from the beginning and drops you at the end. At the end it seemed like the author just gave up and let it go, but it still did have some twists.

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One Response to “ Beastly ”

  1. Savannah on June 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    is this the book the movie is based on???

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