Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
Author: Robin McKinley
Review by Lauren Tatum, 12 years old
September 15, 2003
Beauty takes place in France in the renissance age. The main character in this story is Honour (Beauty). The other main characters are Beast, Mr. Huston, Grace, Hope, Gervair, and Robert.
The conflict was that Mr. Huston picked a rose at Beast's castle. The Beast told Mr. Huston to come back himself or leave one of his daughters here. The turning point was when Beauty and Beast fell in love.
My favorite character was Beauty, because cared enough about her father so much that she stayed in his place. Beauty has a great plot. The author did a great job at describing the very last detail ans dhe pulled you into the book making you not wanting it to end. I think everyone needs to read this because it is just a great book.
"Beauty is the most delightful first novel I've read in years, and astonishing skillfull. Robin McKinley never slips up once. The writing is absoulutely sure-handed, abd 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
Other Books Robin McKinley Wrote
The Blue Sword, 1982
The Hero and the Crown, 1985
The Outlaws of Sherwood, 1993
2 Short Stories