By Brie Spangler
A Kirkus Reviews most sensible publication of the Year
A Rainbow booklet record selection
A YALSA most sensible Fiction for teens selection
A witty, clever, and heart-wrenching reimagining of Beauty and the Beast that will attract enthusiasts of Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan.
Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than so much throw rugs, Dylan doesn’t seem like your common fifteen-year-old, so, evidently, highschool has now not been style to him. To make concerns worse, at the day his college bans hats (his most popular camouflage), Dylan is going up on his roof simply to fall and get up within the medical institution with a damaged leg—and a mandate to wait crew treatment for self-harmers.
Dylan vows to assert not anything and zones out at therapy—until he meets Jamie. She’s humorous, shrewdpermanent, and so lovely, even his womanizing ally, JP, will be jealous. She’s additionally the 1st individual to ever name Dylan out on his self-pitying and superficiality.
As Jamie’s humanity and knowledge start to rub off on Dylan, they turn into greater than simply acquaintances. yet there's something Dylan doesn’t learn about Jamie, whatever she shared with the gang the day he wasn’t listening. anything that shouldn’t switch something. She is who she’s consistently been—an striking photographer and committed pal, who additionally occurs to be transgender. yet will Dylan see it that way?
compliment for Beast:
"Writing neatly in Dylan’s voice, Spangler artfully represents either major characters: the boy who seems like a freak and the witty, imperfect, clever trans woman he loves. Very calmly borrowing at the vintage fairy story, she permits them to fail and be triumphant with no resorting to paper villains or violent plot issues to control compassion. A plausible and lovely human story.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred review
"Spangler’s eye-catching portrayals of Dylan and Jamie provide piercing perception into the lengthy, painful conflict to shatter stereotypes with a purpose to win dignity, love, and acceptance.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred review
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Beast by Brie Spangler