Beauty

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Beauty
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October 12, 2012
ISBN
0553295276
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With the critically acclaimed novels The Gate To Women's Country, Raising The Stones, and the Hugo-nominated Grass, Sheri Tepper has established herself as one of the major science fiction writers of out Time. In Beauty, she broadens her territory even further, with a novel that evokes all the richness of fairy tale and fable. Drawing on the wellspring of tales such as "Sleeping Beauty," Beauty is a moving novel of love and loss, hope and despair, magic and nature. Set against a backdrop both enchanted and frightening, the story begins with a wicked aunt's curse that will afflict a young woman named Beauty on her sixteenth birthday. Though Beauty is able to sidestep tragedy, she soon finds herself embarked on an adventure of vast consequences. For it becomes clear that the enchanted places of this fantastic world--a place not unlike our own--are in danger and must be saved before it is too late.

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Reader reviewed by LaLa

Beauty by Nany Farmer tells the tale of an evil Queen and her quest to rid the world of her beautiful daughter. Sounds familar, right? But this is a darker version than the fairy tale. When Ana relizes how her beauty affects her mother, she makes herself ugly in an sttemot to win her mother's love. The ploy doesn't work for long when Ana realizes all the young beautiful girls are being sent to a school and being hooked on drugs.

This modern take on Snow White may hook the modern reader with it's quick plot (it's 167 pages) and drug references.
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a great book for fantasy readers. a retelling of beauty and the beast but with a lot more details. a very fun and easy read. i personally recommend to all
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