Monday, February 21, 2011


Beastly by Alex Flinn A+

"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—ruined—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."

-Back of the book.

This is one of those books I saw everyone reading and I just thought I would hate it if I read it. But then I saw the movie trailer and i have to read the book before I see the movie so I gave it a try. I loved it! You see the characters change drastically through out the book. But what I thought was interesting about this, was that in his world the story of 'Beauty and the Beast' doesn't excised. instead he compares himself to characters like the phantom of the opera or the hunch back of notre dame. I'm really glad I gave it a try!