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

Beauty by Robin McKinley
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Feb 09, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy, youngadult
Read in March, 2008

I was a little disappointed with this very straight re-telling of Beauty and the Beast - I expected something more original from McKinley, not simply making Beauty a rather plain bookworm. Her descriptions of the magical castle in which the Beast lives were lovely, but the oh-so-happy ending disappointed me.
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message 1: by JM (new) - rated it 3 stars

JM I felt as though I was missing something with this one. So many people love this book so much, and all I could see was - the fairy tale retold, with nothing new. Why retell it when the original French novella writers told it the same way?


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