I read Beastly in almost one sitting (and that is saying A LOT for me). It was a very fast, sweet read and I love the tale of Beauty & The Beast. Alex Flinn nailed
it when adapting this tale into a modern day retelling. As with all movie adaptations I was a little worried that the movie would spoil the sweet story I had envisioned as I read the book. My initial concerns were only face value:
1.) Vanessa Hudgens did not physically fit the character of Lindy.
2.) Kyle wasn't a "Beast" he was more of a victim of an angry tattoo artist
3.) The standard plea..."Oh please stay true to the book"
I am very happy to report that I (and Kelli) truly enjoyed this movie! I loved all the changes that were made for the big screen. Alex Pettyfer is on FIRE! And he did great portraying Kyle/Grant/Adrian. I actually think that Kyle was more disturbing in the movie and a true modern day beast. I really liked the tree tattoo that kept track of the passing year & Mary Kate Olsen really pulled off Kendra the Witch. And how funny was Neil Patrick Harris?! I loved him as Will. He really gave the movie the comic relief that was needed just at the right moments.
Right after watching the movie my little sister immediately went and bought the book and read it straight through... who says movies can't motivate the youth to read :)
Overall I have to admit that I liked this movie adaptation better than the original Twilight movie... there I said it :) This is a great book and movie for tweens and up!
"Just because something is beautiful doesn't mean it's good."