Beastly by Alex Flinn
Publication: October 2nd 2007 by HarperTeen
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
I'm not those who read retaling, I only have read two in my life but this one I like it alot. The Beauty and the Beast is my favorite classic tale, so I'm very happy I pick up this book. Definitely, the movie didn't make it justice, because is very entertaining, fun, romantic and over all, leave a message in the reader more than beautiful. I very important message about aceptance, love, friendship, social conventions and family. I super recommend it.