Beastly: Read It Before You See It (Paperback)
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Short Description for Beastly: Read It Before You See It 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 ...
- Published: 01 May 2010
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780061998669 ISBN 10: 0061998664
- Sales rank: 26,566
Reviews for Beastly: Read It Before You See It
An interesting take on it, but...
...it felt like an adult trying to guess the technology and language her kids are using online in the extremely unnecessary chat room excerpts. It was an interesting idea (various fairytale characters convene in an online chatroom to air their woes) but I didn't like it and felt that it detracted from the otherwise good story. Plus it really annoys me when authors use bad grammar, bad spelling and current slang that will date very quickly in novels... srsly ppl, it gets old quick.
In terms of the narrative, I really liked it! Kyle is delightfully cocky and arrogant, so we delight in seeing him fall, and then get to see his redemption with the aid of a refreshingly normal heroine. The way that Finn weaves in the magical elements was done well, and didn't clash with the modern setting. Although everyone already knows the classic story, a few additions and alterations kept it fresh. A quick and fun read. by Lisette Muratore
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Ok, so I actually saw the movie before I read the book. Something I usually never do because I like to be able to imagine the story first and then see it come to life in a movie.
Beastly was a cute and quick read. It's a modern day retelling of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The writing style was easy to get in to and I enjoyed the story being told from Kyle's point of view. I liked seeing his character evolve throughout the book. His thoughts on how Lindy would perceive him were interesting, but sad.
Lindy was kind of pathetic to me. As I was reading, I expected for her to be a cute, slightly nerdy but nice girl (as she was in the movie). But she proved to be quite annoying. She seemed so 'poor me' every time she would talk about all the things she never had. Movie Lindy had a troubled family life too, but she didn't come across as Book Lindy did.
Overall it was a decent read. It was fun to see the similarities between it and Beauty and the Beast. But for the first time ever, I'm going to have to say I enjoyed the movie more than the book, this time. by Kayla (Shattered Memories Reviews)