Beastly – Review (YA)
Here is the summary on the back:
“I am a beast. A beast. Not quite a wolf or bear, gorilla or dog, but 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 the 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.”
I love this book. It may not be the most involved story ever, but I do love the story. It’s a great take on an old tale: the beauty and the beast. It’s set in modern day New York City. A very popular, rich, and handsome high school guy pisses off the wrong witch. He gets turned into a beast and has to learn his lesson or will remain that way forever. As a vain young man, this lesson is hard to learn. It gets to the core of things, to the core of love. It highlights, honesty and kindness. There are many nuances that intrigued me. It was a pleasure to read.
I’d say it’s worth a read.