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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Name: Beauty 
Author: Robin Mckinley
Genre: Fairy Tales, Retellings, Romance

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A strange imprisonment...

Beauty has never liked her nickname. She is thin and awkward; it is her two sisters who are the beautiful ones. But what she lacks in looks, she can perhaps make up for in courage.

When her father comes home with the tale of an enchanted castle in the forest and the terrible promise he had to make to the Beast who lives there, Beauty knows she must go to the castle, a prisoner of her own free will. Her father protests that he will not let her go, but she answers, "Cannot a Beast be tamed?"

Robin McKinley's beloved telling illuminates the unusual love story of a most unlikely couple, Beauty and the Beast.
  (goodreads)

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I have read this book twice before and I like it more every time! The story is about Beauty, the youngest girl of 3. She thinks her name is not suitable for her, since she is not as beautiful as her older sisters. Throughout the book she keeps remarking beautiful things and comparing herself to them, ending in feeling sad that she is not pretty at all. She is the opposite of her sisters not only physically but in personality as well. She is a tomboy, loves to read and study, and likes rough work. Later on, her father returns from a trip with a beautiful rose and tells his experience with a magical beast who asks for Beauty to live with him. She goes with him and even though he is a beast they get along good and soon they fall in love. I love this story, it is a retelling of the Original French version of Beauty and the Beast and it is all I expected it to be. I really enjoy Robin's retelling books.


Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41424.Beauty

#58 in my 150+ Reading Challenge
#23 in my Antonym Challenge
#2 in my Fairy Tales Retold Challenge
#2 in my Telling Tales Challenge
#2 in my Fairy Tales Challenge

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