True Love Conquers All

Beastly

Looks arn't everything

In the book, Beastly by Alex Flinn, Kyle Kingsbury learns that appearances dont always show who you really are on the inside.

"Just because something is beautiful doesn't mean it's good." Will says this to Kyle. The quote means that even though someone may look beautiful, that doesn't mean that they are a good person on the inside. This quote relates to the theme because the quote is supporting the statement that how you look doesn't affect your personality. It really emphasizes the true meaning of inner beauty. Linda is not as rich as Kyle but she is a sweet, kind, and very diligent. She helps Kyle overcome looks and start to focus on more important things like personality,

“A beautiful thing is precious, no matter the price. Those who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy.” Magda, Kyle’s maid, says this quote. It means that no amount of money can hide who you really are, you need to be able to overlook appearances and then you will learn to be happy. This quote also supports the theme. It reinforces the idea that beauty is found within. For example, when Kyle gave a rose to Linda because the rose was cheap, she was so grateful because of the beauty. Not the price.


It's What's on the Inside That Counts

Inner beauty is covered by appearances, look deep enough and you'll find bursting personality.

Beastly is about a yong adult named Kyle Kingsbury. He is a very handsome person caught up with money and appearances. He is transformed in to a beast when a witch is fed up with his bullying. he is told that he has 2 years to find someone who will overlook his hideousness. His father decides to abandon him buy putting him in a large house far away from town. Before he was ransformed, he gave a rejected rose to a girl named Lindy (Linda) Kendra gives him an enchanted mirror that lets him see whoever he wants to. He watches Linda for awhie until her father (a drug addict) Is caught trespassing in his house and in exchange for his drugs back, he askes for Linda. When she is kept "prisoner" in Kyle's house, they spend time together. Kyle soon realizes that people can be so wonderful. They are not what they seem to be. Linda leaves after awhile to go and take car of her father. Kyle is worried because he doesn't have much time left. At the last possible minute, he find Linda and she admits that she loves him. The spell is broken and the two live happily ever after.

Main Characters

Kyle Main character who changes throughout the story

Linda Supporting character who helps Kyle realize not everything is based on looks.

Will Kyle's tutor who helped him say the right things to Linda to win her over.

Magda Kyle's maid who turns out to be Kendra in disguise, helping Kyle little by little

Kendra The witch who transformed Kyle

Alex Flinn

Alex flinn was born in a small town in Long Island, New York. Her family moved to Miami when she was in middle school. She studied opera while in college, and coninued to law school. She was been writing since a very young age when her mom suggested she become an author. She originally started writing long hand when she couldn't afford a computer. She borrow typewriters until she was ably to get one. She especially admired novelist Richard Peck, and was inspired by his young adult novels. She currently lives in Palmetto Bay, Miami-Dade, FL. She lives with her husband Gene, and her 2 daughters Katie and Meridith.