Belle by Cameron Dokey – The story of Beauty and the Beast finds new life in this magical and imaginative retelling that’s filled with romance and Belle by Cameron Dokey. Book Summary: Belle is convinced she has the wrong name, as she lacks her sisters’ awe-inspiring beauty. So she. Belle: A Retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” – Cameron Dokey By the time her sixteenth birthday comes around, Belle feels more convinced than ever that she.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is never even really explained why Belle cannot look the Beast in the eyes – this tale’s re-imagining camern the typical nightly proposal. Dkkey learns, as we all need to, that true beauty is not just what is on the outside but even more what is within. In “Belle” there is no rose; the story device centers around a Heartwood Tree. Finally, she closed her mouth and kept it shut, looking at my father with beseeching eyes.

So, five hundred pages later, they all move out to the country. The plot itself was interesting and I was excited to see how it would play out.

It gets too easy in the end for the protagonist each and every time. Wednesday, August 15, Book Review: You are commenting using your WordPress. During a fierce storm, Belle’s father stumbles upon the mysterious Heartwood — and encounters a terrifying and lonely Beast.


She meets him on page and leaves him again on page In both stories, the “Beauty” character is the plain or plainer daughter, with two older sisters who are heart-stoppingly beautiful – or Beautiful, as differentiated in this book. It’s been sitting on my bookshelf for a while, but I finally pulled it out to read.

Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

As with other Once Upon a Time books, this was an helle take on this story. And one she MUST learn before it is too late. The logic in this book went out the window within the first chapter or two as well.

Aug 16, Cara rated it liked it Shelves: The story described Belle’s childhood, feelings, and growing-up years in such detail that I camron we would get the gradual friendship and romance between her and the Beast with even more time, care, and attention The second half was so rushed!

This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Also, it has the classic mistake that most MODERN YA authors try to avoid- you know nothing about the prince, and you can’t tell that the heroine is in love with him, or vice versa, until the author doksy you.

Tales Old as Time: Belle by Cameron Dokey

I just wished she had used some of that creativity with this story. Other than the fact that the end was a bit too fast and, okay, maybe a bit cheesy it’s a cameon tale though I really enjoyed reading about Belle and Dokey does a really good job of expressing her ideas. She begs to be called by her given name, Annabelle—or even Anna for short—but to no avail. Paperbackpages. I found the POV switches very annoying. Thoughts on this, anyone?


I felt for Belle when she thought her mother pitied her for not being as beautiful. At least in “Beauty” as she grew to love him, the idea of saying she couldn’t marry him became painful to Belle.

But there were so many moments where I just rolled my eyes. Belle agrees, never dreaming that she and the Beast have the same wish: The Twelve Dancing Princesses. One of the things the Beast reveals is that part of the curse is that he cannot see clearly. A perfectly fine face. It was a little confusing for me when the narrator changed. One thing that did stand out was how Statos the one that Mina’s father planned to marry her off to isn’t depicted as a total villain.

But that doesn’t bother me so much.