"And every night, when I got so tired the book fell from my hand, I lay in bed, feeling her hatred like a phantom walking the night hallways. Maybe this was a bad idea. But what other hope did I have?" p.176
I've check this book out before and I've had it check out a long time. Finally I decided to just read it or return it. I am so glad I decided to read it. I'm a big fan of fractured fairy tales and it was cool to see how Kyle went from a horrible person with no love in his heart to a beast who finds love and the meaning of true beauty. It wasn't a sudden change or anything and he doesn't fall in love instantly with the girl as some books have been written lately, but it is a gradual change and so refreshing. Lindy was such a sweet girl and was perfect for Kyle as his new self. I liked how the witch stayed in the story and gave Kyle advice and I liked the tutor, Will. It was a very sweet book.
Beastly is being made into a movie. The casting seems okay. I like Alex Pettyfer for Kyle and Neil Patrick Harris for Will, but I cannot agree with Vanessa Hudgens as Lindy who is suppose to have red hair and pale skin. She is not who I pictured at all. And since I am a Olsen fan (not so secretly) I am very happy Mary Kate is playing Kendra, the witch.