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Beastly (Paperback)

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Love is never ugly

Now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer

I am a beast. A beast Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. 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.

About the Author

Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly, a spin on Beauty and the Beast that was named a VOYA Editor's Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Beastly is now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wrote A Kiss in Time, a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty; Cloaked, a humorous fairy-tale mash-up; Bewitching, a reimagining of fairy-tale favorites, including Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, all told by Kendra, the witch from Beastly; and Towering, a darkly romantic take on Rapunzel. Her other books for teens include Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. She lives in Miami with her family.

Praise For…

Teens will LOL. They will also find their preoccupations with looks, status and pride explored thoroughly.
-Kirkus Reviews

An] engrossing tale that will have appeal for fans of fantasy and realistic fiction”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Equally strong appeal for boys and girls.
-ALA Booklist

Eminently satisfying
-Publishers Weekly

Beastly has romance, true love, tragic circumstances, magic, action adventure, and hope. It’s a must-read for all fairy-tale fans, and has a knockout cover to boot.
-School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061963285
ISBN-10: 0061963283
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: February 8th, 2011
Pages: 304
Language: English