Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
by Jennifer Donnelly
I’m a huge Disney fan and Beauty and The Beast is one of my favourites.
While Belle is cleaning the library, she finds a mysterious book called Nevermore. Belle recalls the Beast’s mentioning that there are some enchanted books in his collection, she’s intrigued by this book when she finds she is able to step inside the book and emerges at an extravagant party hosted by a beautiful countess. On her journeys into the book Belle meets dozens of interesting people from all around the world, and uses the magic book as a way to escape her current dilemma of being trapped in the castle.
What Belle doesn’t realize is that this enchanted book is not was placed there by Death herself in order to trap Belle, so that the Beast’s curse could not be broken. Will Belle figure out what Nevermore is before she’s trapped inside it forever?
This book pulled me in from the beginning and I think the main reason was that Belle loved reading and was constantly in the library where I want to be.
This is a brilliant retelling of a classic. Jennifer Donnelly has written a fantastic edition of this classic story, that would be a welcome to anyone’s library.
See you in the next chapter.