Author: Angela Morrison
Release Date: March 4, 2010Received From: ATWT
THE TRANSFORMATION Beth has always been “The Beast”—that’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she’s selected to be her choir’s soprano soloist, and receives the makeover that will change her life forever.
THE LOVE AFFAIR
When Beth’s choir travels to Switzerland, she meets Derek: pale, brooding, totally dreamy. Derek’s untethered passion—for music, and for Beth—leaves her breathless. Because in Derek’s eyes? She’s not The Beast, she’s The Beauty.
THE IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE
When Beth comes home, Scott, her best friend in the world, makes a confession that leaves her completely torn. Should she stand by sweet, steady Scott or follow the dangerous, intense new feelings she has for Derek?
The closer Beth gets to Derek, the further away he seems. Then Beth discovers that Derek’s been hiding a dark secret from her …one that could shatter everything.
I think that if a book makes you cry, it should get at least four stars! Because in order for me to cry I have to be totally involved with the story, and have fallen in love with the characters! I cried near the end of this book! It really made me think about how lucky I am.
Besides that I really wanted to read this book because I thought it was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, which I absolutely love! Which it kind of was, but it was so much more! It was a story of tragedy, confidence, love, and finding yourself.
The characters were amazing, I fell in love with every single one of the main characters! I wanted Scott to be my best friend, and Derek to be my boyfriend. I think the feelings that Beth had at the beginning of the book are very common, especially for Teens. I really appreciated this story and I hope it will encourage all kinds of people!
Overall an amazing book, with so many messages! You have to check it out!