1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I LOVED this book!,
This review is from: Beastly (Kendra Chronicles) (Paperback)
I have not seen the movie, and I may never see it, but I loved this book. I'm sure there have been other books written from the beast's point of view, but I've never read them. We get to see all the beastly behavior that led to Kyle's transformation, as well as the causes of his behavior, and then go through all the heartache and despair of his life as a beast.
I loved the way elements such as the evil witch and the flower entered into the mix. Plus, I was shocked that this story is SO timeless that it can even be applied to modern times. (No, I never watched the "Beauty and the Beast" TV show either, so I'm sure that IS a somewhat modern adaptation, but I'm not familiar with it.)
The Disney version is my all-time favorite Disney movie (and for a Disney fanatic, that's saying something) and I neither felt that this was a rip-off of that version nor an insult to it.
Overall, a highly enjoyable read even from an adult perspective. My sister and I each read it up within a day, and it's the kind of book I would feel good about buying for young teen family members.