The little girl in me just loves fairy tale. Heck, what am I about? The woman in me craves fairy tales! My favourite, since childhood, of course, has been Cinderella but my heart is very VERY fond of this retelling of Beauty & the Beast. Beauty, being the youngest of three sisters, always thought she was the ugliest of them all. Her hair was mousy brown and her face was covered in spots. Due to the unfortunate incident, the family’s fortune was reduced to such a proportion and they had to move away to a place by an enchanted forest. One day, her father returned from a business trip clutching a red rose but looking very pale. The price for this rose was for Beauty to leave her family, and so Beauty met the Beast…I think most of you will know the basics of the story anyway so there’s no need to get into it, but let me assure you that even though you know the story and have heard it many times over, this book will not bore you.