Recently I have read Beastly by Alex Flinn. This is a modern day retelling of Beauty and the Beast but from the point of view of the Beast and it all takes place in New York City. Kyle Kingsbury is transformed in to the beast by a witch. As in the original story the only way for Kyle to reverse the spell is a true love’s kiss. But when you look like a beast this is easier said than done.
Now, for those of you who have read the book and enjoyed it as much as I did, then get excited because this book is becoming a movie that will come out this year. It is directed by Daniel Barnz and a cast of pretty well known actors such as Alex Pettyfer (Kyle), Vanessa Hudgens (Linda), Mary-Kate Olsen (Kendra), and Neil Patrick Harris (Will). The movie is in post-production right now and has not set a release date. Until then I recommend for anyone planning to see the movie you must read the book first because it is such a great read.
-Emily H, 15, Teen Center Adviser