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Read & Download Beauty A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast 104 î [Download] ➾ Beauty A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast Author Robin McKinley – Gwairsoft.co.uk When the family business collapses Beauty and her two sisters are forced to leave the city and begin a new life in thRetelling of eBook #180 When the family business collapses Beauty and her two sisters are forced to Beauty A PDF or leave the city and begin a new life in the countryside However when their A Retelling of eBook #9734 father accept. I curse this book with a thousand crotch louse It's not I didn't like this book At least I like the beginning for awhile But this book's plot was enough to drive me into a rant Getting out of the way the fact that the characterisation is great and the setting is stunning and all that shit let's get into possibly McKinley's only and truly great weakness which is plotting and pacingThe book reads at the speed of an unhurried snail It starts a full 25ish years before Beauty even meets the Beast and shows no sincere interest in moving things along for the sake of actually telling the story Beauty spends a stunningly little amount of time with the Beast and when we actually meet him most of that time is glossed over in narrative telling rather than showing ARE YOU TELLING ME I JUST SAT THROUGH 25 YEARS OF THIS GIRL'S LIFE ONLY TO HAVE FIVE MINUTES WITH THE ACTUAL GREAT ROMANCE THIS FAIRYTALE IS FAMOUS FOR Then right the whole thing is wrapped up in about 20 pages It was infuriating I don't feel like Beauty's back story and life before the Beast helped us understand her motivations and character arc any great deal I felt like it was cumbersome for the sake of being cumbersome and wordy and artisticI'm so mad about this that I'm practically hopping I'm hopping mad I say

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E challenge and there begins an extraordinary story of magic and love that overcomes all boundaries This is another spellbinding and emotional tale embroidered around a fairytale from Robin McKinley an award winning American autho. I try hard not to use spoilers in these reviews but find that is impossible in this case But since it’s a tale as old as time maybe you’ll forgive me for it just this onceI did not like the bookWow that’s hard to say I love stories love books – the way the pages feel under my fingers I like stories that make me care about the characters that drop me into the action Hand me an Avery Cates novel and I am oblivious to the roar of NASCAR engines on the big screen TV to the dinner burning in the oven and even to someone speaking directly to me My sons can attest to this For me to admit I didn’t care for a story is an extremely rare occurrence The last time it happened was with Angelology and I don’t like the feelingHere is the summary Sixteen year old Beauty has never liked her nickname Thin awkward and undersized with big hands and huge feet she has always thought of herself as the plainest girl in her family – certainly not nearly as lovely as her elder sisters Hope and Grace But what she lacks in looks she makes up for in courage When her father comes home one day with the strange tale of an enchanted castle in the wood and the terrible promise he has made to the Beast who lives there Beauty knows what she must do She must go to the castle and tame the Beast – if such a thing is possible Here is the unusual love story of a most unlikely couple Beauty and the BeastBooks are my life and words are my business so how indeed can it be possible for me to not like a story I’ve thought about that and here’s what I’ve come up with I am not a fan of most classic lit I have yet to finish a single Jane Austen novel because they bore me to tears I didn’t like Lord of the Rings because it moved too slowly Based on the back cover summary there should be plenty of action to keep me interested But there wasn’tBEAUTY is a short book but it’s divided into three parts two of which I found unnecessary I inserted book marks at each Part’s beginning and closed the book Eye balling my bookmarks I see that Part 3 starts about mid book This is where I would have begun the story Instead McKinley devotes Part 1 to character history introducing us to Beauty whose real name is Honour and her two older sisters Hope and Grace Despite the entire first Part dedicated to introductions I could not keep straight who was Hope and who was Grace which is important because one of them is in love with a sailor later lost at sea and the other with an iron worker named Gervain I never forged any connections to these characters to care how the story developed We’re told Beauty is unfortunately named and that she is the clever and courageous one Much of these first fifty pages is devoted to describing how clever Beauty is which set my expectations that her cleverness might somehow aid her eventual fate to tame the BeastA reversal of the family’s fortune forces them out of their home and into the wood where Gervain has located a blacksmith forge suitable for the entire lot should Beauty’s sister Hope I think accept his marriage proposal It’s a hard life but the girls all adjust and Hope is happy in her marriage Meanwhile news of the ship lost at sea arrives and Beauty’s father returns to their former home to learn what became of his men The months pass and when her father returns he arrives with a rose and a very strange tale of an enchanted castle in the woods owned by a horrible beast who has forced him into even horrible promisePart 2 picks up with Father relating both tale and promise For stealing one of the Beast’s roses Father must hand over Beauty Beauty must agree to the plan of her own free will because she loves her father enough to want to save his life and be courageous enough to bear the separation I figured these conditions must have something to do with the enchantment that made Beast a beast but I was left hanging hereThere is a debate but in the end Beauty insists upon going to fulfill her father’s promise Here is some proof of the courage I’d expected her to display but I expected Finally Part 3 is where the traditional story begins Beauty meets the Beast and adjusts to life in the enchanted castle For someone whose cleverness is so lauded throughout Parts 1 and 2 I expected Beauty’s curiosity to answer the uestions I had – how did the Beast come to be a beast Why force such horrid promises from a stranger What was her role in his world aside from his admission he is looking for a wife But she is strangely docile even polite to her captor and an uneasy and unlikely friendship too uickly forms between them as Beauty attempts to make the best of her situation even growing happy to some extentI find this hard to believeAs time passes Beauty realizes she can hear some of the invisible servants hovering around her Cleverness is again exhibited; Beauty does not acknowledge her ability to hear them But again I was disappointed that this ploy failed to yield any useful information about the secrets the Beast is keepingThen poof We hit the climax where Beauty is permitted home to inform her sister that the sailor feared lost at sea is returning for her Miraculously she discovers she is in love with the Beast fights to find her way back to tell him so though I was never sure why and the enchantment is liftedSo I felt let down I had expectations and they were not met Is Beauty clever Then why did she never figure out the man in the portraits all over the castle were the Beast himself Is Beauty courageous Then why did she never defy the Beast Never test the limits of his patience push the boundaries of the enchantment that surrounded them Like Chekov’s Gun these traits were stated repeatedly from the opening scene hanging over the mantle and never firedRead BEAUTY for yourselves See if you agree with me If you don’t I hope you’ll tell me what I missed

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Beauty A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the BeastS hospitality from the elusive and magical Beast he is forced to make A Retelling of the Story ePUB #199 a terrible promise to send one daughter to the Beast's castle with no guarantee that she will be seen again Beauty accepts th. 199 Kindle sale Nov 18 2019 This is a cozy delightful retelling of The Beauty and the Beast tale one of my very favorite fairy tale retellings and comfort readsUpdate I've just read Beauty again for the first time in 15 years or but I probably read this 5 or 6 times when I was in my 20s so you are not getting an unbiased opinion here But I still adore this book even though I'm older and cynical now It's a fairly simple straightforward retelling of the fairy tale with a few relatively minor twists But the writing is lovely the characters charming and McKinley used a very fairy tale ish style of writing that fits the story well The ending is a little rushed but otherwise I have no complaints I want to be Beauty's bestie and chat books and eat buttered toast with her and help her braid Greatheart's mane Beauty keeps all 5 stars Call it nostalgia but I'm not even a little bit sorry Initial review Beauty has been for a long time one of my favorite fairy tale novelizations It's a delightful read not as long or complex as some of Robin McKinley's later works but it has sweetness and a heart and has withstood many re readings I remain convinced that Disney swiped several details of this book for its Beauty and the Beast like the book loving heroine and the servants that seem to have become part of the furniture It's been at least 10 or 15 years since I read this and I probably should do a re read one of these days to see if it's really a 5 star book or if it's just an excess of nostalgia for an old favorite that's driving my high rating Till then just don't go into this expecting something really deep or earth shaking; it's of a lovely sweet gentle comfort read