Sep 26, 2020
Beastly
Posted by Alex Flinn

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 spellI 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.

  • Title: Beastly
  • Author: Alex Flinn
  • ISBN: 9780060874162
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beastly 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

    Cara

    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 soof 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 de [...]


    Wendy Darling

    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.


    Maddie

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    Bookwatcher

    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 motivetake 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 t [...]


    Etnik

    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


    Cait (Paper Fury)

    Oh, help This book did not work for me at all.I think books really run risks when they a retell a fairy tale without a speck of imagination from the original, and b pop onto a very tall platform and start to preach Seriously SO PREACHY All about how beauty is on the inside, blah blah And yet shallow Andumnt a really awful message Like, I could be wrong, but by the end of the book EVERYONE got fixed So in order to have a good life, you have to be cured and perfect and good looking WHAT EVEN THE H [...]


    Ashwood, 불

    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, [...]


    Elizabeth Sagan

    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


    Mario

    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.


    Kristy

    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 The [...]


    Exina

    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, pa [...]


    Jamie

    Beauty and the Beast has always been a favorite fairy tale for me Therefore reading this had me quite exciting I had already seen the movie and enjoyed it and I was pleasantly surprised when I learned about the book This retelling takes place in a modern day world, and starts with our Beast Kyle A rich, spoiled, popular pretty boy who seems to have it all When he plays a prank on the wrong girl he is cursed into a beast and we quickly learn this guy had nothing He is moved to a private apartmen [...]


    Marija

    One of my favorite fairytales as a child was Beauty and the Beast I liked the Disney cartoon, loved the wonderful creepiness of Jean Cocteau s La belle et la b te, yet my absolute favorite version of the tale was Marianna Meyer s Beauty and the Beast with Mercer Mayer s great illustrations When I picked up Beastly, I was looking forward to reading a modern retelling of the story However, as I finished it, I was ultimately disappointed.The book starts off well enough Kyle Kingsbury s the Adonis o [...]


    Joyzi

    Official Movie Traileryoutube watch v zZmOm3Love is never ugly Movie Poster image error Book ReviewI ve been curious to read this ever since I ve watched the new movie trailer of this book which will stars Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens, and that would be showing on March 2011 I love Alex Pettyfer and I really wanted to read the book first so I ll have an idea what will be going on when I m gonna watch the film.The reason that I gave it 3 stars is because I have actually a very high expectati [...]


    Yin Chien 인첸

    This book is a charming retelling of the story of Beauty and the Beast The author added some twists and turns to make the story differ from the original version And this is what that makes it an enjoyable book.Kyle Kingsbury is the son of a famous and wealthy newsman, and he also has what it takes to make girls swoon over him good looks His life is perfect, yet deep inside, he isn t When he plays an evil trick on a fat, ugly girl named Kendra, he is cursed to become what he really is a beast He [...]


    Arlene

    Beastly by Alex Flinn is a creative, modern telling of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast In this book, Flinn develops a twist to the story by narrating the events from the Beast s perspective but in a current day setting I was rather pleased with the book in many regards, and I m looking forward to seeing this book translated to screen not just for obvious reasons ahemahem Prettyface but I think there s an opportunity to see a few themes pulled from Beastly, so I m curious to see how it turns [...]


    Kat Valentine

    Beastly just goes to show that you can be beautiful of the face,but be a monster inside I loved this up to date retelling of beauty and the beast was very well written.This was the very first beast that I felt not pity for at first,but as I found out about him I started to understand him better,that s the sign of a great storyteller.Adrian hides himself in a apartment with only his housekeeper Magda and his blind tutor will.The only pleasure he has is a greenhouse were he grows rose s,but when h [...]


    Fiona

    Oh my heart just melted into a gooey mozzarella cheese That s what true love should be like the person should be a part of your soul and you should know what they re feeling all the time Beastly is a fun, quick, enjoyable re telling of the popular fairytale Beauty and the Beast.Well written, with great characters and a great plot, I finished the book in one sitting and went out to recommend it to anyone who ll listen a second after.The first thing that attracted me to the book was the chat forum [...]


    JoAnna

    This was fun but I guess I was just hoping for something darker Happy ending can be such a drag LOL all in all I enjoyed the story it just was not what I wanted it to be.


    Lina

    Since before I was old enough to talk, Disney s Beauty and the Beast was one of my favorite movies of all time When other girls idolized real life celebrities, I idolized Belle She was beautiful, independent and, most of all, smart As I grew up, I learnt about the origins of the story, I became intrigued For those unaware, the original story of Beauty and the Beast was to teach young women to be open to arranged marriages As it is a classic, there are multiple versions of the story and many wri [...]


    Anne

    This is a retelling of the Beauty the Beast from the Beast s point of view.It s set in modern times in NYC.The beast is Kyle Kingsbury, a spoiled, selfish, narcissistic, extremely good looking teen who gets away with much with only his winning smile.After a cruel joke on a homely, overweight classmate, a witch turns him into the beast.He has 2 years to find someone who will truly love him as he is, and whom he must also love.When she kisses him, the curse is lifted.But if he fails to find her, h [...]


    Kimberley doruyter

    it was better then the movie, truer to the original story.


    Tatiana

    I enjoyed this new take on Beauty and the Beast It was definitely an easy read, I finished this 300 page book within about 3 hours The message about inside and outside beauty is a good one for young teens I don t really think this book would have been very interesting for older teens, 10 13 year olds is a target audience Having said that, this was an uneven book It started very strong, but fizzled a little by the end It just became a bit too simplistic and cheesy and the lessons learned in the b [...]


    Terry

    Perhaps I was tired and feeling a little raw when I read this in one four hour sitting, but that isn t the only reason I got a catch in my throat and a drop in my eye It follows the fairy tale closely, and I still was taken in by this story This might be a love story that male readers can stomach, even enjoy Could the female character have been richly developed Sure Could either of the fathers in the book have been fully formed You bet But I think this is a good story, well told and enjoyable [...]


    Kc

    Blah is the word to describe this novel.Blah, blah, blah, and blahs.I got it because I want to see the movie, I ll admit it And I hope it s a whole lot better than this book.It s a remake, modern take on Beauty and the Beast From the beast s point of view I don t know, maybe some people enjoy reading a book that is kind of a silly take on themes that could be a bit serious Personally, I couldn t finish this because it was very boring, and the characters seemed lacking, stereotypical, and just [...]


    Iliana Simeonova

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    Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)

    A modern Beauty the Beast, this story has it all romance, angst, realism, humour action I loved every moment of it.Honestly, I learned about Beastly through the news that Alex Pettyfer was going to play the main hero in the movie adaptation, but it was the fact that the plot was based on my favourite fairytale that made me eager to read it I was a little cautious about starting it, but once I began, there was no stopping.Beastly is a modern rendition of a man without kindness changing from the o [...]


    Hannah

    Beastly started slow, but as the story progressed, picked up speed and ended with a satisfying conclusion The character of Kyle Kingsbury aka the Beast developed gradually and realistically.I didn t know if I d enjoy this YA book at first, due to the noted slow start , but by 1 4 of the way in, I was invested and looked forward to seeing how author Flinn would bring the classic fairy tale to it s end within the modern setting.There is some profanity, and some suggestive dialog, but nothing happe [...]


    Tiff

    I truly enjoyed this book which is no surprise considering my soft spot for fairy tales I love a good fractured fairy tale, and this was no exception The character development was wonderful At the beginning of the story, I truly hated the main character and felt he definitely deserved to be turned into a beast But I did change my feelings as his actions and thoughts took a turn for the better I highly recommend this modern day version of Beauty and the Beast.


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