Author: Alex Flinn
Published: New York : HarperTeen, 2007
Snippet: "Maybe we judge people too much by their looks because it's easier than seeing what's really important."
Summary: 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. (Taken from Christchurch City Libraries)
Review: When I found out that Beastly was based on the Beauty and the Beast story I jumped at the chance to read it as Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite stories ever.
I can tell you now that Beastly did not disappoint in any way. I absolutely loved it. There was so much about how people base everything on how people look but that it's not the most important thing about people.
I loved all the talk about roses because really what can you use to talk about beauty that is as effective as a rose.
I have to say that there wasn't anything I didn't love about Beastly. It was a really good book and while I knew what was going to happen I really enjoyed reading Beastly. It just reinforces the idea that nobody is perfect and nobody should be judged on how they look.
Overall, Beastly is a wonderfully magical book that is definitely worth a read.
Source: Own book