Monday, May 24, 2010

Review-Beastly by Alex Flinn

The story isn't unique. I was singing Tale As Old As Time through most of the book. But I loved the slightly different slant on the book. Kyle is a spoiled teen who's father ignores him but let's him have whatever he wants. Kyle doesn't care about anyone else and in turn no one cares about Kyle. A witch decides that Kyle needs to learn his lesson and turns him into a beast. Kyle looses everything he had but gains what he didn't have-love.
Between the sections, there's transcripts from a chat room where Kyle talks to others who have been "cursed"-The Frog Prince, The Little Mermaid-which is moderated by Chris Anderson. I found those to be humorous once I got passed the text speak (Man I'm old).
Over all a cute book. I really enjoyed it. If you like Beauty and The Beast, you'll enjoy Beastly. Other's who have reviewed Beastly: Miss Remmer's Reviews, Erika Breathes Books, The Book Zombie, Library Queue, Melanie's Musings, and Chick Lit Teens.


  1. He he he. I had Tale As Old as Time going through my head when I read Beauty too! Thanks for the link love. I added yours to mine.

  2. Sounds cute. I've been reading a lot of fairy tales and retellings lately.

  3. I thought it was a fun twist on an old fairy tale!!


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