Monday, July 13, 2009
Beauty by Robin McKinley
I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it. It is young adult fantasy. It is a sweet and magical re-telling of Beauty and the Beast. If you like fairy tales, you will like this book.
I especially liked that everyone was nice. Beauty has two sisters, and they are nice. Her dad is great, and even the Beast is nice from the beginning. I liked the descriptions of the enchantments, and enjoyed the writing style. That being said, I didn't LOVE this book. I think it's nice, but I think I would have enjoyed it more about 20 years ago. I read The Blue Sword by the same author in junior high and I remember liking it a lot.
Here are a couple examples of her writing style:
"Firelight sent a warm glow through the windows, and left golden footprints in the garden."
"..although I privately thought that our family already had more than enough virtues personified."