Beastly is by Alex Flinn. A modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in New York City. Kyle is a spoiled rich kid who is turned into a beast by a witch for his terrible behavior towards others. Now he must find a girl to fall in love with him or he remains a beast forever. His rich news anchor father abandons him with a maid and a blind tutor and leaves him to cope as best he can. Then he meets Lindy, a girl with a not-so-nice father of her own. Is she the one to save him? Can he save her first? Teenage girls will enjoy this book.
Ratings: 8th grade - 8 out of 10 - AC (some mature thematic content).