Beauty and the Beast by Elizabeth Rudnick

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RATING: 4/5

SYNOPSIS: Belle is a girl that is ahead of her time and wants adventure, but when her father is taken prisoner by a beast, she gives all that up to take his place and discovers that the Beast and his castle aren’t what they appear to be.

 

This review is going to be super short because there wasn’t much going on for me to talk in depth about. I was hoping that this novelization of the live-action movie would provide some fleshing out of the new plot points that were introduced in the film and the new character arcs that were added in order to make the characters more three-dimensional, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. We did get a little more information about Belle’s mother, but that was about it. Of course the story is still told well and it’s hard not to make a story like Beauty and the Beast magical, I was just hoping for something more. If you’ve seen the movie, then you’ve basically read this book. However, if you love the story as much as I do, it’s still a fun read even if there isn’t anything new.

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