I borrowed this book from my classmate early in the morning. He sort of hesitated because his I Am Number Four is still with me, in my bed lying for weeks already. Actually, I just intended to scan but then I got hooked right from the first page that I continued to read, and read, and read. I finished it by afternoon, I hurried at the epilogue part because Zoilo (the owner) wouldn’t let me borrow it and he’s already going home.
The story, in just a phrase, is: a modern take on the fairytale Beauty and the Beast.
I’d say it is a simple book but I loved it. It’s simple because in my opinion, it really follows the fairytale, if I may say, the Disney version mostly, from Lindy the booklover, to the fireplace thing, to the snowball fights, to the Belle-dressing-up-and-Beast-realizes-how-beautiful-she-is, etc. And of course, because you know what will happen, because as I said, it really follows the plot of the fairytale, only that it was set in the modern world.
Unlike other fairytales-in-a-modern-world stories wherein the author brings twists to the fairytale or some elements in the fairytale are just turned into symbols in the real world, Beastly have everything as it was. Like the witch is really a witch with powers (not just a powerful person), then Kyle turns into a beast that’s hairy with claws (a literal beast), etc.
Things that I loved:
And I just think SilentMaid deserves a happy ending too, well, she did have a happy ending in the Disney version…
“Love is never ugly.”
I can’t really seem to see the point of the tagline.
I mean it’s about love, it’s about the one who turned ugly.
I just don't understand the point.
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