Susanita (bardhlul) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

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Book #4 - Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley

A prosperous family falls on hard times and has to move to a small village near a strange forest where a frightening beast lives in an enchanted castle, where eventually the youngest daughter has to go to live of her own free will. I actually wasn’t too familiar with the specifics of the original story, and I found this to be an interesting rendition. There are a few pacing issues, but overall it’s charming and sweet. Read 14-16 January, 2019. Fulfills Litsy Booked2019 reading challenge prompt: fairytale retelling.
Tags: fairy tales, young adult

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