The Rose: A Novel Based on Beauty and the Beast

The Rose A Novel Based on Beauty and the Beast In this new contemporary fairytale Bonnie a sweet teenage bookworm falls captive to a hideous beast like boy who has been cursed to live his life alone unless he can love again

  • Title: The Rose: A Novel Based on Beauty and the Beast
  • Author: Jennifer Baker
  • ISBN: 9780590259484
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this new contemporary fairytale, Bonnie, a sweet teenage bookworm falls captive to a hideous beast like boy who has been cursed to live his life alone unless he can love again.

    One thought on “The Rose: A Novel Based on Beauty and the Beast”

    1. This retelling was dull and unimaginative, even for a teen novel. If I had read it a few years ago when I was that age, I still would have found it boring. The first half is a verbatim copy of the Disney film’s plot, complete with the inventor father, enchantress, wolves and a modernized “Gaston” villain, Gary the high school jock. The relationship between Beauty (Bonnie) and Beast (Peter) is the repeat of the same scenario. Bonnie is unimpressed by Peter’s wealth, virtually reality worl [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It stuck close to the storyline, but did have a few changes which I liked. I didn't want to put this book I kept reading it between breaks at work and right when I got home I finished it. A man named Peter has been cursed ever since he was just a boy. An old woman begged to come inside his house to eat a little and rest. He refused because he was having a party and believed his party to be more important than her. So she cursed him to be a [...]

    3. When I read this book, I got really down into it. It was exciting and like the fairytale, just only a bit different. Good read :)

    4. So, story time. When I was in school, I had a purple folder I reused for classes. As all my folders, it was covered in doodles, reminders, and scribbles. And one day I noticed in a small section was written "The Rose - Jennifer Baker". I have no idea when I wrote this or why I wrote this. My guess is it was middle school and it was a book one of my crushes was reading. One year passes into another and another and another and I rediscover it. And I forget about it. Then I rediscover it. And then [...]

    5. This in my book was basically a modern day retelling of Disney's beauty and the beast (A normal bookloving girl, an inventor father, a beast, a gaston like wannabe suitor, and an unbeleiving town.) However in this retelling there were some added variations of the classic tale as well. The characters were all fine -nothing spectacular, the plot was predictable and a little boring, the setting was really nice being by the sea. Overall, though it was a really really fast read, I found it a bit bori [...]

    6. This is one of the greatest retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It is a really good and enjoyable book. It's too bad its out of print.

    7. I've loved Beauty and the Beast ever since I was little and I watched the Disney version. Belle was always my favorite Disney princess. The Rose is just a more modern take on the classic story of Beauty and the Beast.

    8. This is a modern take on the story so she adapts it well to how the beast would be and where the protagonist is kept. Very interesting, not as good as Beauty by Robin McKinley but still pretty good.

    9. If you have ever seen the Disney animated film, Beauty and the Beast, you do not need to read this book, ever, because it is the same story minus the music.

    10. I'm finally reading a ton of books off my bookshelf. This book is like reading the Disney beauty and the beast with a few minor changes because of this the book was boring and unimaginative.

    11. I read this as a teenager, it wasn't quite as good as I remembered it. Still I do love retold fairy-tales and Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorites.

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