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Free download Beauty A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Free read ¿ Beauty A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó [Reading] ➼ Beauty A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast By Robin McKinley – When the family business collapses Beauty and her two sisterChallenge 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 author. 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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Retelling of PDF #206 When the family business collapses Beauty and her two sisters are forced to Beauty A eBook #9734 leave the city and begin a new life in the countryside However when their A Retelling of PDF #201 father accept. fairy tale retellings are fascinating i went through a datlow phase years ago and i have read many others outside of her collections it is a comfortable pleasure for me so since i am now going on an introduce myself to the fantasy genre expedition this book seemed like the most logical entrée into it all beauty and the beast was never one of my favorite fairy tales i don't know why particularly but i usually preferred the ones that didn't have a corresponding disney movie which would unavoidably be playing in the back of my head as i was reading them not to mention the songs the dreadful songsbut i really liked this adaptationthe best thing about this particular version is that mckinley changes the backstory a little bit in a way that makes it natural and a much better story overallmost fairy tales operate by isolating the main character the heroes and heroines are freuently orphans or abandoned by their parentsstepparents friendless and forced to make their own way with the occasional animal or supernatural ally but in this retelling beauty comes from a loving family she and her sisters are close her father loves her deeply she has a strong sense of community and duty the cinderella type who stoically goes on sweeping and polishing while everyone around her abuses her and enslaves her while she just keeps turning the other cheek as though she is in a morphine daze i cannot get behind that kind of character because they seem less human and symbolic; they are empty in the original b and the b of course beauty would go to the beast what's she got to keep her where she is some shitty sisters and a weak father she does love her father in the original but the rest of her life is pretty easy to leave behind but in this version her decision is made out of love and sacrifice and she is giving up so much that it makes her sympathetic but not some doormat like so many others doing good because they have been lobotomized sometime in their past her decision feels natural considering her background; the sacrifice is greater than that of someone with nothing to lose this young woman has learned how to love and how to be nurturing from a support system that includes her family but also includes her neighbors and everyone she meets along the way in a natural nice girl way that is never treacly and she is no gentle delicate flower either this girl is a perfect match for the beastwithout that family oriented background it is illogical that she would have learned how to be kind how to be giving how to care for the beast enough to bring him back to his true form there is no way i am putting a spoiler alert on this review by the way DO YOU LIVE IN A HOLE i think that mckinley made absolutely the right choice by changing the parts she did and her prose is beautiful and simple and a real treat to read and don't get me started on that library this is why we need booknerd heroines in our fairy tales so books like this can be writteni think i got muddled somewhere in the middle of all that but never mind maybe the brain will make sense tomorrownopeand if anyone can tell me the fairy tale collection my grandmother had when i was little i would be so gratefulcome to my blog

Robin McKinley ✓ 6 Summary

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 Kindle a terrible promise to send one daughter to the Beast's castle with no guarantee that she will be seen again Beauty accepts the. An absolutely lovely rendition of my favorite fairy tale Beauty and the Beast There have been many retellings of this tale from the bodice ripping romance novel covers featuring men muscled to the point of beastliness holding pale innocent flowers to of course the smart young lady with a conveinently lovely voice for a Disney musical This one falls somewhere poignantly in between in just the perfect place for adult fans of both genres to find something that they can identify with while still appealing to the age group that this book is most directly useful to the pre teen and teenager demographic When I say this I don't mean to demean the novel in any way I am just speaking from my own experience Had I discovered this novel as a 13 year old I'm sure I would have read it ragged to shreds over and over again As it is there are still places where this tale truly gets to me places where I had to pause and start all over again it aroused such strong memories of points in my younger lifeThe images of transformation were my favorite parts of this novel they are the turning points that move the plot along It is a uietly told tale told mostly in a calmly adult voice just as one would expect from a fireside fairy tale but the points where that voice breaks are the most touchingly heartbreakingly lovely in the piece That break always happened at these poignant moments where transformation glittered all about young Beauty andor her family And her response to each of these moments is what made this tale so amazingly human her utter refusal to accept who she was and who she became The scene of the silver princess dress really did get to me That symbol was perhaps the most effective one that they could have chosen McKinley did such a wonderful job of presenting the idea that people never change until they are ready to even if it is a positive change even if it is necessary for their lives because leaving behind your identity is the scariest thing of all Living in an enchanted castle far away from the effects of the world enforced or not is the closest that our practical heroine can come to Sleeping Beauty's hundred years of sleep I found myself in perfect sympathy with McKinley's heroine and I felt her journey of growth was perfectly organic one thing given time to develop into another something helped by the often distant traditional fairy tale telling to most of the piece It made the moments of her change into the woman she didn't believe in all the lovelyWe all have moments where we want to duck our faces in the ground and play the ostrich for as long as possible It is always lovely to read books that remind us what we'd be willfully missing if we gave into that urge for too longI do wish that McKinley had let us spend a little time with Beauty at the end of her journey I'd like to see that she doesn't uite entirely smoothly adapt to see what remains of her changes and most importantly that she still retains her self inside that silver gown