A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.
The reason I read this book was because of the movie. The thing is that I read the book first, so my review is going to be based only on the impressions of the book. If I wanted I could tell you the differences between the book and the movie, but there are many and I would destroy your whole opinion.
The book is really good with great descriptions of the city and the places as well as Kyle's life and feelings before and after his transformation. This change made him another person and you can clearly see those differences thoughout the book. You can see how his opinion is changing on many matters and how he reacts when he finds out what his friends were actually feeling for him.
Being written in the first person, you only know what Kyle is thinking and feeling, but the author had a nice way to describe the other characters as well through Kyle, so you have a nice image of them too. As I said there are many differences between the book and the movie, but that doesn't mean that it's less romantic. Surpricingly, I had the same feelings on both. They both left me with a fairytale-like feeling. As the original fairytale, this book makes you consider that the outside of a person is not the same as the inside. Also, the book was really helpful in order to understand some parts of the film.
Bottom line, I recommend you the book. I started it with some boredsome,but after the first pages it captured me and didn't released me before finishing it.
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