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I Am A BeastA 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 MonsterYou 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 SpellYes, 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

10 thoughts on “Beastly

  1. says:

    So this book has been around for awhile and my sister actually had read it when it first came out and when I asked her how she liked it she said, It was interesting but kind of cheesy with the internal dialogue It was eh But then I saw the movie trailer so of course I had to read the book and see what the deal was This always happen to me, I think, It s going to be made into a movie Oh I gotta read that. Then I whip my head around and see I do the same thing like everyone else Final verdict I m definitely romantic than my sister is.Kyle Kingsbury seems to have everything and anything you would want He s good looking, dad is loaded, and is envied by his peers With his sense of entitlement he doesn t mind gloating and shining his ego on others, and he might as well crush other people s self esteem while he s at it Well karma or in this case magic will not let him get away so easily with that He makes the mistake of blowing a girl off, and pays dearly for that mistake Kyle gets turned into an actual beast and he has two years from the date to find true love Someone has to love him, and importantly he has to love them back But is there anyone really out there who can love a beast No wonder Kendra, the witch who places the curse, gave him two years because Kyle has a lot of things to sort through He reacts how you would expect, devastated I would be pretty bummed too, everyone is at least a little vain and he has to figure out who he is without his looks He had wrapped up his worth with his appearance and so it comes as quite a shock when that s stripped from him I loved the side characters of the blind tutor and housekeeper They keep him from going insane I enjoyed seeing Kyle s character arc who later renames himself Adrian , and just how much his perspective shifts I wish I had copied down the quote, but I really liked the line that Lindy says The basic gist was that once you know someone you see past their looks It s like their looks is not what you first see, it s who they are that comes out I believe that s true You do start seeing people for who they are, and not what they look like Key message in this book.It was a bit painful to see how out of touch Kyle was, but it does portray his desperation well I rolled my eyes a couple of times when I saw references to Shakespeare, but people who read books love to hear about people who love to read books Jane Eyre makes quite a presence here as well, and I thought the loose correlation between the two stories was interesting Despite a bit of cheesiness I thoroughly enjoyed reading how Kyle changes to Adrian, and how beauty is than skin deep.Extra note This has almost nothing to do with the book, but every time I would see the word beastly I would think about how for awhile people would say that to substitute cool or awesome You know, like say this book was beastly And for those of you who didn t know they made a movie of the book

  2. says:

    It s hard to feel interest in characters who are so shallow and dull An interesting concept, but a book lacking in any real depth or beauty or emotion.

  3. says:

    You know those rare special times when the movie is better n the book JACKPOT This is one.To be honest the movie is way way better than this. Yeah love may never be ugly,but for sure this book is. As much as I want to talk about how slow this book is and how incredibly boring and how you can t stand it,I don t want to spoil anything. CHEESY My advice to you is WATCH THE MOVIE

  4. says:

    Esta vez lo he hecho al rev s, es decir, he visto primero la pel cula que le do el libro Es m s, no ten a ni idea de que este libro exist a Pero me ha encantado Deseando leer el siguiente.

  5. says:

    Awesome, cute story Enjoyed it wayy than the movie. I wasn t expecting The book gave depth to Kyle s character, feelings, perspective of things, and how he saw the world, than I thought possible and I m so glad for it because it made this an amazing story I thought this would be a bit boring due to the fact that Kyle was a wealthy news anchor s son, and also that entailed him being snobbish, rude, selfish, vain, unfeeling and spoiled so overall a prick and so forth but it was an an intriguing, well thought out book Lindy was the perfect heroine, without even knowing it or trying she was selfless, kind, considerate, smart, funny, and beautiful inside and out She was the breath of fresh air that Kyle was unconsciously searching for she was his happily ever corny as that may sound Turned out he no longer thought that looks were everything by the end of his story as the beast lol Awesome short read Valuable life lesson, everything that shines is not all gold.

  6. says:

    Kyle Kingsbury is rich, tall, blond, perfect and a spoiled teenager that take pleasure breaking young girls hearts Really a awful person that deserve a witch lesson about inside beauty.Well books exist to this motive take us to charming and delight worlds helping us to forget the real world we live place that acclaim anorexic models that look like dead womans walking as feminine beauty to follow No place to moral lesson, so going on with my review, I may say that this book as you notice reading the title is a fairy tale on ours moderns days You should read it YES if you are a romantic person interesting in find a well written story that will make you cry a little tear go down my face reading his despair at the final subway scene NO if you don t believe in rewrite classics.I was the second kind of person, but Alex Flinn surprised me After this book if I find another classic fairy tale take to ours days I ll give a try Maybe I ll have a great time and fun like I just had reading Beastly.5 stars

  7. says:

    I did not expect to like this book as much as I did It might even be my favorite fairy tale retelling that I ve read so far.

  8. says:

    Just like with Nerve by Jeanne Ryan, I feel there are too many below average YA books around This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast The fact that I already knew the story behind it had nothing to do with how boring this book was The characters were stereotypical and not worth remembering The story was boring and predictable Don t lose your time with it

  9. says:

    So, I am very, VERY relieved that I enjoyed this I was beginning to wonder if I just didn t like Fairy Tale Re tellings, but this one pulled me out of the slump I am so glad that Alex Flinn stuck with the Beauty and the Beast story She made it modern, but didn t change the BIG details Our Beast, Kyle is a high schooler, a very rich, very good looking as he describes himself, so obviously he s totally modest right one He values looks and money over everything He can t even look at Ugly people There are beneath him One day he messes up, he invites a goth non pretty Girl to a dance, but he is tricking her All he wants to do is just laugh in her face Not such a nice guy But, he screws himself over because she wants her comeuppance She s a witch, she turns him into a Beast He loathes himself, he thinks it is the worst possible thing that could have ever happened But, what do you expect from the child of a TV News Dad who would rather risk his child s life than to have him looking like a monster, a Dad who ships his kid of to a house to live alone with the exception of a maid and tutor He isolates his own child, so he doesn t effect his image Pathetic But, our Beast has a possible out of his condition to find true love and have her kiss him true loves kiss He thinks it is impossible But, circumstances fall to his advantage when a drug dealer comes along and tries to rob him Instead of just taking a beating like a man, the dead beat Dad offers his Daughter in return He GIVES AWAY HIS DAUGHTER Ack We get to witness the Daughter, Lindy and our beast who has now renamed himself Adrian grow to become friends and possibly even love each other Will she be the one to break the curse Is it to late At First, I was a little thrown off by the Chat s, but they grew on me A little Cheesy at times, but it wasn t a huge part of the story. it didn t make or break anything I am uber excited to see the Movie Here s the trailer image error

  10. says:

    Magic It was magic, and the magic is called love Beastly is a heartwarming, wonderful retelling of Beauty and the Beast It is a very delightful read, with the chat sessions, the modern day setting, the wide range of emotions, lots of references to classics, and tons of roses It is just perfect I expected a fairy tale retold, and I m not disappointed.The story deals with important issues, such as inner values over appearance, abandoned children, parent child relationships, friendship, empathy, patience, and love BeastNYC OK It all started because of a witch Froggie thts hw they all strt The story is told from Kyle s a.k.a Adrian s point of view His character is credibly drawn Kyle has to reevaluate everything he thought to be right and worth following before his values and beliefs in life, friendship, love, his relationship with his father, and his attitude toward people as a whole.Lindy appears in the middle of the book She comes from terrible family circumstances She is a strong and courageous character, she is smart and independent Lindy s character is not fully elaborated, so to understand her thoughts and feelings Lindy s Diary is highly recommended.It is a slow paced read, because the setting spans two years Although I usually don t, I enjoyed every moment of that in this story There are no surprises in the plot, but the hows are interesting.The book is filled with references to classics, represented in an attractive way For example, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront is a meaningful symbol in the book I liked when Rochester and Jane was separeted he went to the window and called her name Jane Jane Jane And she heard him, and even answered That s what love should be like the person should be part of your soul and you should know what they re feeling all the time. I loved the movie too, with all the changes compared to the book And of course, the cast is amazing Full review posted on my blog on June 10, 2012.My favorite quotes.