Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Written by Robin McKinley

Reviewed by Ashley S. (age 11)

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The book Beauty was about a girl named Beauty that lived with her two sisters and her dad. One day her dad went into the forest and got lost. Soon, he found as castle and went inside. Inside was what he thought to be a terrible beast. The beast told him to bring one of his daughters to him if he ever wanted to see his daughters again. So he went back home and told his daughters the news. The youngest of his daughters volunteered to go. However the rest of the daughters and the father didn?t think that she should go. Finally they made the decision that Beauty would go. So Beauty left the next morning with her horse and the rest is for you to find out.

My opinion of this book is that it is a very exciting book. It always has cliff hangers at the end of the chapters that make you want to read more. It also is a very interesting book. My favorite character in this story is the beast. My favorite part was when beauty decided to go to the beast instead of one of her other sisters. I think that was very brave of her. The character beauty reminded me of myself because she was very brave and I think that I?m very brave. This book is just like the Beauty and the Beast except in the beauty and the beast the beast is holding beauty as a prisoner.

I recommend this book to readers and audiences that like fantasy books or classic stories that are retold such as the Beauty and the Beast. This story might interest you if you know the story of the Beauty and the Beast and would like to hear it in a different way.

Ashley S. is a student in Ms. Niesz's 6th Grade Class
2002-2003