By Alex Flinn
(HarperTeen, Paperback, 9780060874186, 336pp.)
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
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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.
“[An] engrossing tale that will have appeal for fans of fantasy and realistic fiction” -- VOYA.
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Teens will race to see if the beast get his kiss, lifts the curse, and lives happily ever after.”
“a must-read for fairy-tale fans.”
-School Library Journal