Friday, June 17, 2011

Book Review: Beauty: A retelling of the story Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite Disney Movie, and when one of my friends suggested this book to me, I was really excited. But I knew it was going to different from the movie because it's a retelling and the author would make it hers. It was REALLY good. I loved it! In all the parts I didn't like in the movie she made them likable. but before I tell you more here's the cover and the description on the back of the book:
 A strange imprisonment...
Beauty has never liked her nickname. She is thin and awkward; it is her two sisters who are the beautiful ones. But what she lacks in looks, she can perhaps make up for in courage.
When her father comes home with the tale of an enchanted castle in the forest and the terrible promise he had to make to the Beast who lives there, Beauty knows she must go to the castle, a prisoner of her own free will. Her father protests that he will not let her go, but she answers, "Cannot a Beast be tamed?"
Robin McKinley's beloved telling illuminates the unusual love story of a most unlikely couple Beauty and the Beast.

Now my thoughts on this book: Again I loved it. I thought she did an excellent job on the writing and plot. It's not as dramatic as the movie makes it seem, and it's more realistic. The Beast didn't seem so bad, and there was no suitor waiting for Beauty's hand. Even though she changed some of it, she kept with the same theme, and it turned out well. All in all, it was very enjoyable and light-hearted. I liked it a lot.


nicchic said...

I liked this one too...I would definitely re-read.

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