Seventeen-year-old Johnny was not your average hero. He was just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all. It all started with a curse. And a frognapping. And one good-looking princess, who asked him to lead a rescue mission. And even though he fell in love along the way, what happened next was unlike any fairy tale he'd ever heard. Before he knew it, he was spying with a flock of enchanted swans, talking to a fox, and nearly trampled by giants in the Everglades. The author of Beastly , Alex Flinn, does what she does best: twisting and turning fairy tales in gnarly ways that young adults love.