Beauty and the Beast was my favorite childhood Walt Disney movie. So I was really excited to read this. I loved that this beautiful girl (inside and out) fell in love with this 'ugly monster' for who he really was, Prince Charming. I loved that the message was "don't judge a book by its cover". I just love the message of true love. And the library...I have always LOVED that library. I love books, if you didn't notice...
This book was more of a retelling of beast. Excerpt he isn't a mystical creature awaiting to find true love to be turned back into human. Also, in this story, we get a background story and an understanding of Adam (the Beast). Isabelle had a heart of gold, like Belle. This was a really fun retelling of of the classic.