Monday, December 8, 2008

Retelling of: Beauty and the Beast

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Kyle Kingsbury wants to be crowned king of Tuttle Prep, the school he attends. He is beautiful and gets all he could want with his newscaster father's money, but he especially wants to become king, and who wouldn't vote for him? There is a goth girl in his English class who doesn't seem to keen on Kyle's fun for king though; as she crumples up his flyer, complaining that pretty people get everything. To get back at the goth girl, who is seeming more and more like a witch to Kyle, he asks her to the school dance, a dance which he already has a hot date for. Humiliated and embarrassed, the girl calls Kyle what he really is, beastly. Thus, a curse is placed up Kyle and he is transformed from boy to beast; forced to hide by day and prowl the city at night. Can he break the curse and become human again?

1 comment:

Little Willow said...

Thanks for the link!

I love retold fairy tales - in fact, I have an entire booklist dedicated them! - so I'll definitely have a look around this blog.