With a new Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theaters in spring 2017, it's time to catch up on all things Beastly. Find out what it was like for the beast in Alex Flinn's contemporary retelling of the classic tale.
I am a beast.
A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or 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.
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.
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indigo_wolf_288 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 30
SKYLARBARRY thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 11
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"i am allowing the world to see who you really are," Kendra said.
"A beast" '
“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...”
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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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 !