Saturday, June 5, 2010

Book Review: Beauty

TITLE: Beauty
PART IN SERIES: standalone
AUTHOR: Nancy Butcher
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: fairy tale retelling
PREMISE: Ana has made herself ugly in order to please her jealous mother. But then she goes to school and discovers a dark secret her mother is hiding...
MY REVIEW: This was one of those random books that I found at my local library's book fair. It was only a quarter and sounded vaguely interesting so I figured so what if I've never heard of it. Books you never hear of can go either way. They can be either really bad, or just not noticeable enough for it to gain enough momentum for people to reccomend to others. Beauty is one of those that just aren't noticeable enough to reccomend.
Beauty is essentially a loose retelling of Snow White. I did find some of what the author had to say on beauty interesting but other then that the book was unremarkable in every way. The writing was average. The characters were average and not that memorable. In short, it was just one of those books that you read once for the hell of it and then promptly forget about once you pick up the next one.
WHO SHOULD READ: those who like fairy tale retellings
MY RATING: Three out of Five mirrors

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