Beautiful Creatures

Sabrina Fowler


A student at Jackson High, Ethan Wate thinks he's a normal guy. He looks forward to the when he can graduate and escape from Gatlin. Until he meets Lena.

Lena Duchannes is not a normal teenage girl. She's different and has a secret, she can tell no one. (She's a caster).


The theme of Beautiful Creatures is how the choices you make can affect your life and how people will do anything for each other when they are in love.


Beautiful Creatures is about a 16 year old boy named Ethan Wate and how he meets this strange girl. Things in Gatlin have always been the same until Lena Duchannes comes to town. Ethan feels somehow connected to her, as if he has known her for months rather than days. When strange things begin to happen with the weather, Ethan then finds out why. Lena is a powerful Caster and one with a horrible family curse. They eventually become friends and work together to try to break the curse that could cause them both to lose everything. But they have to work out this puzzle before its too late.

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About The Authors

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are the authors of Beautiful Creatures. Kami Garcia is a teacher and reading specialist in education. She also leads book groups for kids and teens. Margaret Stohl has an MA in English and has studied creative writing. She went to the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Both live with their families in Los Angeles, California.

The Conflict

Ethan and Lena are working together to break a curse. Lena's whole family are casters (witches) and when they turn 16 they either go Light or Dark (good or evil) but they can't choose because of the curse. Lena will turn 16 soon and Ethan will do everything in his power to keep Lena good. So they go to a secret caster library to look for answers but find nothing. As months go by and Ethan and Lena's friendship grows into something more, they start to lose hope. Finally its Lena's 16th birthday and 10 minutes before its "time" does she find out that she is special and can choose her fate. But there's a catch, if she chooses good all of her family members that are Dark will die, and if she chooses evil all of her family members that are Light will die. In the end she is both Light and Dark but someone she loves dies.


The story takes place in the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina. The town only has one grocery store the" Stop and Shop" or as the main character Ethan called it "Stop and Steal." They have a small lake, one water tower, a museum, a church, a library no one uses except Ethan's family, Jackson High, swamps, and many open fields. Its in the South so all the characters in the story have a southern accent.