Harper Teen, Paperback, 9780061963285, 304pp.
Publication Date: February 2011
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.
Teens will LOL. They will also find their preoccupations with looks, status and pride explored thoroughly.
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.
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