Beastly by Alex Flinn

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Kyle Kingsbury, ricco, bello e popolare si prende gioco di una ragazza piuttosto bruttina della sua classe di nome Kendra, una vera e propria strega in incognito. Lei allora lo maledice per la sua cattiveria, tramutandolo in una bestia; gli concede però due anni per rompere l'incantesimo, perché pochi istanti prima di trasformarsi, Kyle compie un atto di gentilezza, donando alla ragazza della biglietteria una rosa che la sua partner si era rifiutata di indossare per il ballo. L'unico modo di rompere l'incantesimo e ritornare alla sua bellezza è amare ed essere corrisposto. Titolo originale: Beastly (2007).
 

About Alex Flinn

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Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly, a spin on Beauty and the Beast that was named a VOYA Editor's Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Beastly is now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wrote A Kiss in Time, a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty; Cloaked, a humorous fairy-tale mash-up; and Bewitching, a reimagining of fairy-tale favorites, including Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, all told by Kendra—the witch from Beastly. Her other books for teens include Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. She lives in Miami with her family.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperTeen. 327 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Cavalier and cruel, Kyle Kingsbury rules as prince of an upper-crust school until he angers the wrong Goth girl, who casts a spell that makes him look as ugly as his inner self.

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Publishers Weekly

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Flinn (Diva ) delivers a lighthearted and contemporary twist on Beauty and the Beast, and while there is nothing shocking nor any striking departure from the orig

Oct 29 2007 | Read Full Review of Beastly

All About Romance

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Since Kyle is the one who undergoes such a sea change, it was interesting to see though his eyes, how he slowly changed from the beastly boy he was, to the warm and loving young man he becomes.

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Suite 101

Boy is a coming of age story for every ordinary teenage girl.

May 13 2010 | Read Full Review of Beastly

Common Sense Media

This contemporary Beauty and the Beast retelling is told from the beast's viewpoint, and before he turns into a beast, Kyle is one mean, shallow rich guy who delights in verbally kicking the nerds until they hurt.

Jan 01 2000 | Read Full Review of Beastly

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And before he turns into a beast, Kyle is one mean, shallow rich guy who delights in verbally kicking the nerds until they hurt.

Oct 20 2007 | Read Full Review of Beastly

Teen Writers Blog

In every previous version of Beauty and the Beast that I’ve heard of, including the novel from which this film has been adapted, the boy is transformed into an actual fur-covered, clawed, hideous beast.

Mar 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Beastly

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