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With a new Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theaters in spring 2017, it’s time to catch up on all things Beastly. Find out what it was like for the beast in Alex Flinn’s contemporary retelling of the classic tale.

I am a beast.

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.

Paperback, 336 pages
Published on February 8, 2011 by HarperTeen
ISBN-10: 0061963283
ISBN-13: 9780061963285
12 Book Reviews
  • sylvie55555
    sylvie55555over 1 year44 stars
    This is a book written by the author Alex Finn, and it is a retelling of the Beauty and and the Beast story. I really like how this book also focuses on the Beast's perspective. I gave it 5 stars becuase it is fun to read and a great refreshing book that reminds you of your child hood for older readers.
    • jaypaigealmost 5 years
      I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series.
      • mhunter2003
        mhunter2003about 7 years55 stars
        I liked it because it was creepy.
        • ikyra_marie
          ikyra_mariealmost 8 years
          seems creepy lol
          • edmodo-y7uhdckgug
            edmodo-y7uhdckgugabout 8 years
            This was an awesome book and i am hoping to eventaly read this book
            • tangt
              tangtover 8 years44 stars
              The classic story of Beauty and the Beast, infused with modern times. Kyle Kingston, a pretty boy with a famous news anchor dad is turned into a beast, due to his ego. In the harsh environment known as school, looks do matter, but what do they say behind your back. I just hope you didn't miss the beauty boat. With his twisted attitude, he'll have to do something he has never done before, be nice. Can he win the girls heart with that face and personality, or is there something deeper within him?
              • ccchampsgirl
                ccchampsgirlalmost 9 years44 stars
                i really enjoyed this book. its about this guy kylie who is really man and snotty. he always brags about his good looks and how he is popular. but than he asked out this really ugly fat goth girl to the dance. her name is Kendra. but kylie is just tricking Kendra by kissing Sloane his girlfriend right in front of Kendra. but then Kendra puts a spell on kylie and turn him into a beast. He didnt know Kendra was a which till he turned into the beast. the only way to break the spell is to have a true love kiss in 2 years. read the book to find out what happens
                • amy129612
                  amy129612almost 9 years55 stars
                  You guys should read other Alex Flinn books like a kiss in time or Cloaked I read those after I read these.
                  • jovi01153
                    jovi01153about 9 years
                    i love this book im reading it right now and it is so cool if you want a book to read??? read this one!!!!!!
                    • taz42
                      taz42over 9 years55 stars
                      I am reading this book right now and I am totally ecxited!!! it is really adorable and it teaches you to love someone for who they are not for how cute you think their butt is