Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Beastly by Alex Flinn


Okay, I love Beauty and the Beast. It's my favorite archetypal tale. But do we really need this many retellings? Yet another one here, and not that memorable. Beast is a spoiled NYC rich kid, and when he gets transformed by the witch (who, of course, is the pudgy unattractive new girl in school) his dad freaks out and basically buys him his own brownstone in Brooklyn so he doesn't have to deal with him. And Beauty is the unpopular girl who turns out to have a huge crush on this jerk just because he gave her a rose corsage that his bitchy girlfriend didn't want. Blech. NAY.

3 Comments:

At December 14, 2007 at 6:11 PM , Blogger Iris said...

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At January 3, 2008 at 12:04 PM , Blogger Elizabeth Norton said...

I love flipped/fractured fairy tales, but this one didn't do much for me. Ditto what Karrie said, and NAY.

 
At January 9, 2008 at 4:22 PM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

Love Alex Flinn, Nothing to Lose was one of favorites, but Nay for this one.

 

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