Review - Beastly by Alex Flynn

Title: Beastly
Author: Alex Flynn
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publish Date: October 6, 2009
336 pages

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What a fantastic book for young adults. It teaches how your words can affect others for the good and the bad.

Kyle is a mean high schooler who makes fun of girls who aren't up to his standards. He hurts them with his words and embarrasses them with his actions. He belittles them and so much horribly more. He runs into Kendra, a witch who doesn't show herself at first just gives him an opportunity to show who he really is inside. He chooses not to listen and is sentenced to become a beast.

Very quickly Kyle learns how it feels to be scorned, called names and abandoned. Exactly the way he has treated people for a very long time.

I really enjoyed the fact that this was written from a man's perspective. The way he thinks and feels was so different.

This is not a difficult read and I would highly recommend it! A feel good book that has many lessons within.

Summary -

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.

1 comment:

Tee said...

I just read and reviewed this book a few days ago..had been sitting on my shelf for awhile being passed over. I loved was all the things a fairytale should be, even tho you know the ending! I then decided to watch the movie-wasnt near as good. I liked it but so many things were left out that I loved about the book.But isnt that how it always is..the book always better?