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Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast - Community Reviews back

by Robin McKinley
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Let's Talk about Books!
Let's Talk about Books! rated it 5 years ago
Nice rewrite of the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. I enjoyed the quick read.
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it 5 years ago
What the f*** was this piece of sh**?!Needless to say, it was one big FAIL. There are so many reasons why this was so bad and here they are:1. The point of a fairytale retelling is to keep the central elements of the original while adding new things that make it creative. I'm sure there are so many ...
LizHarkness
LizHarkness rated it 5 years ago
A beautiful retelling. I think I would have appreciated more when I was younger.
Book Sand Worm
Book Sand Worm rated it 6 years ago
The Basics Beauty lives with her two sisters, her brother-in-law, and her father in the country. One night her father stumbles into the wrong place, makes a bad move, and ends up in a deal with a Beast for his life. Beauty being more her actual namesake, Honor, takes her father’s place at the Beas...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it 6 years ago
Shadows is Robin McKinley’s latest entry into the fantasy genre she’s worked in for over 20 years. For those familiar only with her earliest work—Beauty and The Hero and the Crown—this is something of a departure. Shadows moves far more quickly than the earlier work, probably to meet the demands of ...
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings rated it 6 years ago
I'm hesitant to call Beauty a re-telling of "Beauty and the Beast" as it's not so much a re-telling as it is a telling. McKinley's rendition of this classic fairy tale not only fails to veer off from it's typical path, but it also - sadly - fails to capture much of the magic of the original tale as ...
anti-book-snob
anti-book-snob rated it 6 years ago
POV: First person from Beauty's point of view. Main character is a little obsessive above her perceived ugliness, but other than her obsessive insecurity, she's a great tom-boyish narrator.Review: Another Beauty and the Beast retelling favorite to add to my growing list. What is it about the Beauty ...
anti-book-snob
anti-book-snob rated it 6 years ago
POV: First person from Beauty's point of view. Main character is a little obsessive above her perceived ugliness, but other than her obsessive insecurity, she's a great tom-boyish narrator.Review: Another Beauty and the Beast retelling favorite to add to my growing list. What is it about the Beauty ...
Anne's IntermittentroPolis
Anne's IntermittentroPolis rated it 6 years ago
Finishing this book at 3:20AM and writing a review straight afterwards doesn't seem a good idea. I won't be thinking clearly. Well, I'll do this later. Procrastination!
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it 6 years ago
Very enjoyable telling of the fairy tale, one that doesn't rely on odious family members as a foil.
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