Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Twice Upon a Time #3: Beauty and the Beast, the Only One Who Didn't Run Away

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Book Review - Twice Upon a Time #3: Beauty and the Beast, the Only One Who Didn't Run Away

About the Book
Wendy Mass tells the story of Beauty and the Beast, as never heard before!

When you're stuck with the name Beauty, people expect a lot from you - like beauty and grace and courage and a sense of style. But what if you have none of these things? What if all you like to do is read books and search for odd objects that other people drop? Oh, and you have a perfect older sister who really should have had your name instead of you.

And when you're a prince, you're supposed to be athletic and commanding and brave and tall. But what if you are none of those things? What if all you like to do is play the bagpipes (badly), study the stars, and try to figure out how to make worms live forever? Oh, and you also have a perfect older brother who is a lot more princely than you'll ever be.

About the Author
Wendy Mass is the author of the award-winning books for readers A MANGO-SHAPED SPACE, LEAP DAY, JEREMY FINK AND THE MEANING OF LIFE, HEAVEN LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE MALL, EVERY SOUL A STAR, THE CANDYMAKERS, 11 BIRTHDAYS, FINALLY, and the Twice Upon a Time series. She tells people her hobbies are photography and hiking, but they're really collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. Wendy lives with her family in New Jersey. Visit her at

My Take on the Book
This was a fun book that brings a classic fairy tale to present day teenage life. My eldest daughter really enjoyed this book and seeing that I read it with her I have to say that it was am engaging read that kept me actively pushing forward through the book from beginning to end. The book was set up well to keep you guessing and  does a good job at this. The author has provided the reader with characters that have some depth to them and you can't not come to like them with every page that you read. Overall, this was a well written book that has encouraged my daughter to read more in the series!

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