Beastly is a contemporary and original retelling of Beauty and the Beast told from the beast's point of view. Kyle Kingsbury is the most popular boy in his private school, and he knows it. Kyle enjoys hurting the feelings of others less fortunate than himself. Kendra, a witch, hoping to change Kyle's personality, visits Kyle and turns him into a beast: A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright — a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever — ruined — unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly...beastly.