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Young Adult Fiction 5459
Unique voice and great story
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
I read BEASTLY and honestly thought it was okay. I know, I know, I'm sorry. I thought it was good, but wasn't so sure if I would like this book or not. I did! I'm so excited and I liked this book so much better than BEASTLY. Here's why:

Kendra is unique, spunky, her own person and doesn't take nothing from nobody. She is clever and only wants to help others. I adore that about her and I think honestly she is a good role model for teenage girls. She tries her best to not get involved, or use her 'witch' powers, but wants to help her true friends in anyway she can.

The book starts out with Kendra's back story. A heartbreaking tale of loss from the 1600's (ahem, the plague!). From there we arrive in the present day where Kendra is attending high school with Emma. Emma is in quite the pickle and Kendra is trying to give her hints about it the majority of the book. Once Emma finally picks up on Kendra's hints, she does her best to help Emma discover what she truly wants in life, and it may not be what Emma thought!

This was a delightful read with lots of plot twists, and certainly isn't boring. At first, when Kendra breaks into Emma's story, and gives us a short story on her background, I was upset. I wanted to find out what happens to Emma and didst' want to stop reading about her! However, the little short stories Kendra gives us through the book are incredible (hint: Titanic, The Little Mermaid, etc).

I honestly would love to read more books on Kendra's life and those she has "helped". If you enjoyed BEASTLY (and even if you didn't, but love fairy tales) get this book today!
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