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Beastly

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With a new Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theaters in spring 2017, it's time to catch up on all things Beastly. Find out what it was like for the beast in Alex Flinn's contemporary retelling of the classic tale. This deluxe edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly includes the original Beastly text PLUS Lindy's 96-page secret diary from her time living in captivity with the beast with all the romance and edgy mystery of the original. 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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 38.1mm | 362.87g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Special edition
  • De Luxe edition
  • 0062113917
  • 9780062113917
  • 238,271

Review quote

"Teens will race to see if the beast get his kiss, lifts the curse, and lives happily ever after." -- Kirkus Reviews "[An] engrossing tale that will have appeal for fans of fantasy and realistic fiction" -- VOYA. -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "a must-read for fairy-tale fans." -- School Library Journalshow more

Back cover copy

See it through both their eyes. Beastly I am a beast. A beast. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. 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. Lindy's Diary Diary, I am locked away . . . with no one to confi de in but you . . . and him. His fur, those claws--they caught me off guard at first, but now I'm noticing something else about him--something deeper. It's the look in his eye. It tells me he's got a secret to keep. That's okay--I've got one, too. I think I'm falling in love with him. . . . Lindyshow more

About Alex Flinn

Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly, a spin on Beauty and the Beast that was named a VOYA Editor's Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Beastly is now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wrote A Kiss in Time, a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty; Cloaked, a humorous fairy-tale mash-up; Bewitching, a reimagining of fairy-tale favorites, including Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, all told by Kendra, the witch from Beastly; Towering, a darkly romantic take on Rapunzel; and Mirrored, a fresh spin on Snow White. Her other books for teens include Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. She lives in Miami with her family. Visit her online at www.alexflinn.com.show more
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