The Rose: A Novel Based on Beauty and the Beast (Once Upon a Dream)
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The Rose: A Novel Based on Beauty and the Beast (Once Upon a Dream)

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finds Bonnie Oliviera in the cliff mansion of Peter Crowley, an enchanted beast-boy who must gain another's love before his magic rose dies.
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Published January 1st 1996 by Point
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This retelling was dull and unimaginative, even for a teen novel. If I had read it a few years ago when I was that age, I still would have found it boring.
The first half is a verbatim copy of the Disney film’s plot, complete with the inventor father, enchantress, wolves and a modernized “Gaston” villain, Gary the high school jock. The relationship between Beauty (Bonnie) and Beast (Peter) is the repeat of the same scenario. Bonnie is unimpressed by Peter’s wealth, virtually reality world and at...more
I really enjoyed this retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It stuck close to the storyline, but did have a few changes which I liked. I didn't want to put this book I kept reading it between breaks at work and right when I got home I finished it. A man named Peter has been cursed ever since he was just a boy. An old woman begged to come inside his house to eat a little and rest. He refused because he was having a party and believed his party to be more important than her. So she cursed him to be a...more
This in my book was basically a modern day retelling of Disney's beauty and the beast (A normal bookloving girl, an inventor father, a beast, a gaston like wannabe suitor, and an unbeleiving town.) However in this retelling there were some added variations of the classic tale as well. The characters were all fine -nothing spectacular, the plot was predictable and a little boring, the setting was really nice being by the sea. Overall, though it was a really really fast read, I found it a bit bori...more
Stephen Nardi III
This is one of the greatest retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It is a really good and enjoyable book. It's too bad its out of print.
Stephanie Kerr
I've loved Beauty and the Beast ever since I was little and I watched the Disney version. Belle was always my favorite Disney princess. The Rose is just a more modern take on the classic story of Beauty and the Beast.
This is a modern take on the story so she adapts it well to how the beast would be and where the protagonist is kept. Very interesting, not as good as Beauty by Robin McKinley but still pretty good.
If you have ever seen the Disney animated film, Beauty and the Beast, you do not need to read this book, ever, because it is the same story minus the music.
Definitely a teen book, but it was cute. I wish I would have read it 10 years ago...
read it in 8th grade...have been searching for it in bookstores ever since!
Vivian Tran
I always loved Beauty and the Beast, and I still do. What a great novel.
The Fairy Godmother
Based on Beauty and the Beast.
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