Thursday, May 26, 2011
Book 40 - Beastly
My fortieth book was Beastly by Alex Flinn. Yes, I really did read this in one day. 300 pages in one day...I'm very proud. Anyway, this was turned into a movie starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens. Hmm...the people that made this movie obviously didn't read the book...or look at the description. The beast in the book is more like in the Disney movie, not the scarred, tattooed weirdo they have Alex playing. And Vanessa Hudgens?? Are they crazy?! She can't act. At all. What is up with casting agents choosing her and Miley Cyrus for every movie? Well...this book is about Kyle, a very vain boy who's only purpose in life is to look good. One day, he decides to play a trick on this weird girl in his class, only to find out that she's a witch and turns him into a hairy beast for being a horrible person. The only way to break the curse is to find a girl to love and she has to love him in return, in two years, or he will be a beast forever. (Hey, at least the witch in the movie gave him a little more time.) He spends the first year wallowing in his despair, spying on his old classmates, especially a girl named Linda, who he never noticed before he gave an unwanted rose to her the night he transformed. A couple of months later, a man breaks into his house and, in exchange for his freedom and not telling the police, he will give Kyle (now called Adrian) his daughter. It turns out that this daughter, named Lindy, is actually Linda. At first, she hates him and freaks anytime he's around, but then she slowly starts to like him. With a little help from his blind tutor, Will, and his housekeeper, Magda, he starts to fall in love with her. But can he earn her love in return?