Belle: A Retelling of

Belle: A Retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" (Once upon a Time Series)

by Cameron Dokey
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Belle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 83 reviews.
Young-Writer19 More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed in this book. Don't get me wrong, it was worth the read, but I was disappointed that the author had such a small amount of development between the Beast and Belle. You don't even meet the Beast until the last third of the book. It basically forcuses on Belle's development, and the development between her and her family when it comes to a relationship. Not what I expected when I wanted to read something about Beauty and the Beast. I would say that this is a great book to barrow from a friend or get at the library. I would not buy it.
Emily Zimmerman More than 1 year ago
I've always loved Beauty and the Beast, but i was really suprised to read Belle's point of view. If you like Beauty and the Beast, you'll love Belle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disapointing. Just skipped through the pages until i reached the end
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
The Beast doesn't appear in the story until later on. Seemed more about Belle and her family than her and the Beast. The book was a good read none the less.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not this series best book but decent enough. You dont really get to know the beast good enough. Pretty much just about Bella in beginning so u get bored very easily
UEHawk More than 1 year ago
I found this book just browsing for something to pass the time. Now I fin myself looking for the rest of the books in the series. I love the story of Belle and her Beast, and this story in no way disappointed my love of the story. It was an excellent retelling that I will rerea again in the future.
Book_Girl14 More than 1 year ago
"Belle" is a wonderful book! Great characters and a great story! It is a retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" but it is a story that stands out on its own. A book you could read over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ive read like every remake of beauy and the beast and this one was so good i love the hole tree thing and its so romantic! love it!!!!!
Patty_York More than 1 year ago
I loved the slant the book takes on Beauty and the Beast. These books tell the story in a whole different light. I loved it from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Belle is a beautiful young girl who is loved by her family. While once rich, her family has sold everything to live in the country in a cottage. She is especilly close to her father. At times she may feel invisible, but her father is always there for her. One day her father gets lost and promises her life orto another because of a special gift she possess. Since the family needs Belle's father, Belle goes off to fulfill the promise made by her father. Belle finds a beatiful if not enchanted palace and gardens where a beast lives. She is frightened and learns she can return home as soon as she has carved something from a tree branch. She is having trouble figuring out what is should be. As soon as she can figure it out she will be able to return home to her family.
uniquesaver More than 1 year ago
this book was all about beauty and what it meant and how belle seem to find it. yeah i will admit that most people wouldn't want to read back then novels but this one is more then the retelling of beauty and the beast. it helps you see that what beauty truly means. i dont think any other book as got me so focus on it then this book. im not the reading type but it got me hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey if you want a book just ipon the telling of beauty and beast then go get one. You shoud know that his book will be about belle, hence he title belle!!!! Erg you people who weren't clever enough to tell what this book is about. My opinion? Best book ever don't you forget it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kay2lynn More than 1 year ago
This is the 1st boor from the 'Once Upon a Time' Books that Ive read- and I am very pleased of the story! It is different then the original telling of "Beauty and the Beast" and also the Disney version. but I honestly Really enjoyed this book very much! :D
Crystal_Kido More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written re-telling of Beauty and the Beast with a few interesting changes that make it unique and keep the reader intrigued about what will happen next.
stnkrbell More than 1 year ago
I REALLY ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK. IT WAS SO HARD FOR ME TO PUT IT DOWN. I LOVED HOW THEY MADE SEEM A LIL MORE REALISTIC W A FAIRY TALE TWIST. NOTHING LIKE THE DISNEY VERSION. WHICH I STILL LIKE BUT THE BOOK WAS JUST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER.
FairytaleKP More than 1 year ago
Being an avid reader of the Once Upon a Time series, I look forward to every new book that enters into the series. I was expecting a whole new take on the Beauty and the Beast story when reading Belle, but unfortunately I was very disappointed. It's not that I did not like the book or was bored reading it, I just felt that it was nothing new. I could not help thought to see the comparisons it had to Robin Mckinley's book Beauty. I must say that they had many similarities and considering Mckinley's book came out first I can't help but like the book Beauty better. Belle lacks the lovely writing that Mckinley's book possesses. Belle also seemed to be rushed. The beginning dragged on a bit and then the end when the Beast came into the picture seemed to be rushed. The Beast in most Beauty and the Beast story re-tellings is one of my favorite characters, but in this book I did not get to see the Beast often enough. Also the story of the Heartwood Tree seemed to be brought up and talked about and then dropped out of the story leaving me wondering why it was mentioned in the first place. If you are a collector and reader of the Once Upon a Time series or an avid fairy-tale reader like myself , you will want to add this to your collection. I liked the book, but only wished it was longer and more developed.
ChilePepper More than 1 year ago
well written, predictable, sweet; my only complaint was that more time should have been devoted to explore the Beast's character and the development of their attraction... It was a pleasant take on the traditional Beauty and the Beast story with a new interpretation of Belle's plight and family conflict. Her sisters are not wicked, her family caring, but there is still conflict--internal ones involving self-esteem and self-respect. Happy endings abound!
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If you like once upon a time- the Tv series, then you'll love this! With a little twist; this will bring excitment to one of your childhood memories, and a new love and understanding for the characters in this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whats the age recomendation? Preteen or teen or young adult? Thank you! Ps please respond to belle z Thans again!
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Merfairy613 More than 1 year ago
It was ok but not really my favorite. The ending was a little confusing and to quick
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I enjoyed this book a lot!