Beastly by Alex Flinn

Genre:  Fantasy/Fairy Tale

# of Pages 304

RAC Book:  Yes

2011 Iowa Teen Award Winner

Kyle Kingsbury is attractive, popular, and rich.  He is also a major jerk who loves to hurt other people.  When he decides to play a cruel trick on an outcast at school he is punished by getting transformed into a beast.  He has two years to find true love in order to be changed back into his handsome self and Kyle believes that is an impossible task.  His father does not even want to be around him because he is too horrified by his appearance and Kyle is sent to live by himself with a maid and a blind tutor.  Despite the hopelessness of the situation, Kyle begins to thrive and change.  So much so that when he finally comes in contact with a girl again he feels he might be able to love her…if only she could love him back.

This retelling of Beauty and the Beast is modern and old fashioned at the same time.  The story of Kyle and Lindy is heartwarming and hopeful so that the reader naturally wants them to get together and break the spell.  Readers will notice some symbolism with the roses and some of the character traits.  The characters are well developed and interesting to read about and many readers will enjoy the story, but especially those that enjoy books like Once Upon a Marigold.

5 Responses to “Beastly by Alex Flinn”

  1. 1 cerayah October 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    this book it really good i love it

  2. 2 Anonymous December 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm


  3. 3 Anonymous August 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Best book ever

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  5. 5 Fatima August 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I want to to thank you for this very good read!
    ! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have you book-marked to look at new stuff
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