Thursday, March 25, 2010

Beastly - Fairy tale retold

Beastly Beastly by Alex Flinn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I had this in my too read pile for awhile. I only moved it up in the stack because I heard it was going to be made into a movie. I love the orginal fairy tale and this telling is essentially true to the tale, but to me, it lacked some of the edge. I think bringing it up to the current century adds to many conveniences that makes the beasts hardship seem a little less traumatic. Kyle definitely was egotistical and self absorbed but not necessarily as cruel at the orginal character was. For a young person I think it is a good and relatable read. For myself I really appreciate some of the nuances of the classic fable.

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