Tracy's Reviews > Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Beauty by Robin McKinley
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Jun 20, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: teen, young-adult, audible

I have read this several times over the last 20 years, and recently listened to the Audible version. I love that in this telling, Beauty comes from a loving and supportive family. The descriptions of the setting paint a clear picture without being overdone. The enchantments of the castle are charming even when they are mostly silent. As Beauty falls in love with the Beast, she doesn't realize that is what is happening. All she notices is that things in the enchanted castle are becoming clearer to her, and she feels she is on the verge of discovery. What a nice way to depict love!


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Susan Erhardt This is one of my absolute favorite fairy tale retellings.

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