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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | By: Traci

Review: Beastly by Alex Flinn

Rating: 4 out of 5
BeastlySummary: Kyle Kingsbury has it all, a rich and famous father, a maid, lots of friends and the hottest girl for a girlfriend. However, Kyle isn't exactly the nicest guy. He puts a lot of people down, plays pranks on them and is sure to be as mean as possible. However, Kyle finally mouths off to the wrong person. Kyle decides to play a prank on a chubby, goth girl from school. He asks her to the dance, only to stand her up while everyone looks on, pointing and laughing. He hopes to see her cry, but instead of crying she makes a vow; Kyle Kingsbury will get what is coming to him. Thanks to a witch's curse, Kyle is turned into a beast. And he has two years to find a girl that loves him, that can look behind his outward appearance and truly love him for who is on the inside, or he will remain a beast forever.

My Thoughts:  Like the last Alex Flinn book that I read, it starts off a bit slow, and a bit strange. However, the story quickly picks up. Kyle's character is easy to dislike. Flinn wastes no time at all turning him into a character that many people will hate. I must say, it's nice to see him get what is coming to him.

Some of my favorite parts of this book are the chat room scenes. I like getting a glimpse into the lives of other fairy tale characters that have been turned into animals/creatures due to a witch's curse. I really like the idea of fairy tales recieving a modern twist. It's nice to see that these stories aren't dying, but are adapating to our modern times. I really liked this one and feel that if you enjoyed fairy tales, and have read Cloaked by Alex Flinn, Beastly is probably one that you will enjoy as well.


Cait said...

I'm going to see the film version of this soon haha! Not sure if I'd love the book but I may give it a go. Thanks for your review!

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