Beauty Author:Robin McKinley The Beastly Can Be Beautiful. — He had once been a man, but now he was just a man's soul cursed to live in the body of a beast. — She was given the name Beauty, but her appearance was plain, her soul yearning to be freed.... — "BEAUTY is the most delightful first novel I've read in years, and astonishingly skillful. Robin McKinley never slips up o... more »nce. The writing is absolutely sure-handed, and the characterization never falters for a moment. I was moved and enchanted by the book. I didn't want it to end."--Peter S. Beagle, author of 'The Last Unicorn' and 'A Fine and Private Place'« less
I read this book for the first time many years ago and remember loving it. On this reread, I found myself being a bit impatient at the beginning of the story - I think that I just wanted Beauty to get to the castle and the Beast, but once I let my patience settle down a bit, I got right back into the story and loved it once more.