In this contemporary retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," a teenaged boy whose hands were amputated in an explosion and a gorgeous girl whose mother has recently died form an instant connection when they meet on their first day as new students.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
On Sale: September 7, 2009
Featuring: Lucius; Aurora
Add to Wish List
In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off.
Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper.
He chose hooks because he wouldnâ€™t outgrow them so quickly.
He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different,
so he would scare even himself.
Then he meets Aurora. The hooks donâ€™t scare her. They donâ€™t
keep her away. In fact, they donâ€™t make any difference at
all to her.
But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the
beast he is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined
to set his soul free from its suffering.
Or maybe sheâ€™s just a girl who needs love just like he does.
No comments posted.
Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!