Growing up I never liked dresses, make up, ponies, or any of the other things girls I knew that were my age tended to. I did, however, have one thing in common with most little girls, I loved fairy tales. I still love fairy tales. And most of all when I was younger I loved the tale of Beauty and the Beast. To this day I count it as my favorite fairytale and love it dearly. Overall this retelling was an enjoyable read but I just don’t have the same love as I had for the story hearing it for the first time as a little girl. It was readable and the characters were likeable enough. But all in all it was a very typical, normal story. Nothing stood out to me as annoying or praiseworthy. It was merely average.