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By: Alex Flinn

Kyle Kingsbury thinks he is all that, in fact he knows he is. He is popular, good looking and his dad is famous and loaded. His is not above being cruel to get a few laughs. Unfortunately his cruelty lands him in more trouble than he could ever have imagined. he falls victim to a witches spell and he is transformed into a beast. Money can’t buy Kyle or his father out of this so Kyle ends up locked away with only a tutor and a housekeeper for company.

To break the curse Kyle has to get someone to fall in love with him but how can he do that when he is trapped in a beasts body unable to go out in public. Then comes Lindy, her father gives her to Kyle, but can she see she’s not his prisoner and look past his hairy, scary outside to the transformation that has happened on the inside before his time runs out.

Flinn has written a modern re-working of an old fairy tale – Beauty and the Beast. The setting has been moved to modern New York, the characters – high school students. For me it was a bit bland, predictable. There was nothing bad about it but it wasn’t different enough to really grab my attention either. If you like high school morality stories and are looking for a light read that won’t tax you in any way then you could do worse than this. 

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Published: 01 June 2010

Format: Paperback 336 pages

Categories: Fiction Fantasy Romance

ISBN 13: 9780061998669

Purchase: here

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