Beau and Bett by Kathryn Berla is a young adult contemporary romance, which has a bit of a Beauty and the Beast feel to it, but with a modern twist. It is a sweet story that reverses the traditional roles in the classic Beauty and the Beast. It was definitely an interesting take on the classic fairy tale- and as I have read several of Ms. Berla’s books now, so I was happy to jump in and follow along.
Ms. Berla wrote the story in such a way that it felt ‘current’, entirely realistic, and believable. I liked Beau, but I couldn’t quite connect with Bett which made it difficult for me to like her- even though I really wanted to.
As with all Ms. Berla’s stories, his book delivers a great message- about family, friendship, being true to yourself, standing up for yourself, speaking up, and being heard.
Thank you, Ms. Berla!
Reviewed by @angelahayes