It lost some points with me for being a little cheesy and using a couple tired tropes. But aside from that it was a great novel. They got the "Beauty and the Beast" message through perfectly.
Tears, I love this story with all my heart. I could read it a million times and not get bored.
This is an interesting love story about accepting who you are, and accepting the person you're falling for. Teen life is tough, and the two main characters have definitely had heaping platefuls of these tough times, but I love how they are able to help one another through it, and find love in the process!
This is the most original retelling of the Beauty and the Beast that I’ve seen. 15-year-old Dylan is huge and hairy. When he “accidently” falls off the roof of his house, he ends up in a support group of self-harmers. He’s never had a girlfriend and when he meets Jamie in the group, he is smitten. She’s tall. He doesn’t have to lean way over to hear her, but there’s so much more to their friendship. And then he discovers Jamie isn’t really who he thought she was. It’s a great story about learning to become yourself even when you don’t meet social norms.
While some aspects of this book were frustrating, I found I could not put it down and stayed up until 2:00 AM to finish it. The characters are real, flawed, endearing and heartbreaking. Sometimes it's hard to know who to trust/believe which is a problem for the characters as well as the reader, but makes it all the more compelling, in my opinion. I loved the development of the individuals and their relationships.
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