Broschiertes Buch With a new Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theaters in spring 2017, it´s time to catch up on all things Beastly. Find out what it was like for the beast in Alex Flinn´s contemporary retelling of the classic tale. I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright-a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I´m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It´s no deformity, no disease. And I´ll stay this way forever-ruined-unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I´ll tell you. I´ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I´ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.