Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Different Perspective

Title: Beastly
Author: Alex Flinn
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult
Date Started: September 14, 2009
Date Finished: September 16, 2009

Rating: A-

Description (from Barnes & Noble): 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.

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So how excited was I when I heard they were making this book (which was awesome) into a movie?! And then I learned who would be playing the main love interest, and my excitement plummeted to rock bottom. Vanessa-freaking-Hudgens! From High School Musical! She can't act, and she looks nothing like the character. Did the casting directors lose their minds?! I am now assured that the movie is going to suck, and all it took was seeing her name.

Luckily, you can always read the book, which was awesome. It did have some subject matter that I would only allow more mature young adults to read (even though they've probably seen everything on TV). It was a fresh perspective on a classic story. A-

Note: The reviews for the September books are all going to be short, since I waited so long to write them *sheepish grin*.

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