The Rose And The Beast

The Rose And The Beast

eBook - 2009
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With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out. Escaping the poisoned apple, Snow frees herself from possession to find the truth of love in an unexpected place. A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep to the memories of her past, finally finds release from its curse. And Beauty learns that Beasts can understand more than men. Within these singular, timeless landscapes, the brutal and the magical collide, and the heroine triumphs because of the strength she finds in a pen, a paintbrush, a lover, a friend, a mother, and finally, in herself.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2009
ISBN: 9780061757037
0061757039
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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tbebb
Jul 24, 2014

short and to the point. sad reimaginings with modern spin.

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fred73
Jul 10, 2013

such a weird take on the fairy tales. I couldn't get through it

abkeller Feb 09, 2013

At times, this book was truly wonderful, a unique perspective on some of our most famous fairy tales such as Snow White, Thumbelina and Beauty and the Beast. I was enchanted and could have recommended this book to young adults. It might have provided them with an alternative read to embrace.
Then the swear words and references to drugs and alcohol began. I realize that some men and women choose to revel in this culture, destroying themselves and others around them. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t expose our youth to these cold, bitter alternatives. The lovely cover belies the treachery found within. I regret selecting this book and wish the author would have stuck to the good road instead.

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Thistlelaneous
Dec 26, 2009

Thistlelaneous thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Thistlelaneous
Dec 26, 2009

Sexual Content: Tales look at the dark truths that inspired many classic fairy and folk tales, which includes sexual references.

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