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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book | Jennifer Donnelly
This deluxe hardcover novel tells an original story set in the world seen in the new Walt Disney Studios' film, Beauty and the Beast.
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bela_deters
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Pickpick

This was such a fun read! I‘ve always been a Disney fan and Belle has been my favorite princess since I can remember and I loved getting to read this fun novel. Donnelly definitely does justice to these beloved characters. I really loved the aspect of love and death being rival sisters it added a fun element.

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Dallin
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Pickpick

This book was very good. This book show you more about what Belle went through and her relationships with the servants and the Beast. Early in the book Belle finds a book that allows her to escape. But soon she becomes lost in the book. Will she be able to escape? Let‘s find out.

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Addison_Reads
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Mehso-so

I finished this in February, but I'm still catching up on my reviews.

I loved the concept of this book, and it was almost a pick. It's an adventurous read where Belle becomes transported into a magical book world where she finds herself suddenly playing the heroine.

Great book for middle grade readers who like fairy tales.

#fairytalereadingchallenge @Charityann

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cerijones
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Bought this book last year some time and it has been on my tbr since then. Saw loads of good things said about it online at the time so looking forward to reading it. Only a few pages in and already loving the writing style

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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This was super cute. I love this author. But this is Disney so talking teapots and whatnot, but it's somehow dark and charming at the same time. It's a super quick read. Probably because it's meant for a younger audience.

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BrieT2016
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Pickpick

I finished this book in three days. Belle‘s adventures were interesting and worth reading. 👍🏼

Powered_By_Plants 🤩 love the cover 2y
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whatkhrysreads

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step (16).

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alecia3dixie
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Pickpick

I usually don't like re-tellings that aren't dark when it comes to Disney. But this one I really really liked! I listened to it all in one sitting and it was just really good. I love authors that can make my heart beat fast and feel like I'm the one in the story, and this one did it so well! There was a perfect balance between the original and the re-telling.

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ReCav29
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Pickpick

Love the fact that Belle gets to go inside a book. I would love to do that with some books that I have read!

TheNeverendingTBR Welcome back! 🙋‍♂️ 2y
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BacklistReader
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The Great Escape by Boys Like Girls

A book that was the perfect escape from the world.

#beatthebacklist #beatthebacklist2020 #btbaugust20

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kitteh_reads
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Pickpick

Jennifer Donnelly has a talent for taking classic Disney stories and expanding them with humor and love. She adds to the magic that we fell in love with in the first place. If you enjoy Disney, I would definitely read this! ❤️

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BacklistReader
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Don‘t Stop Believin‘ by Journey

Mid-year Beat the Backlist Check-in!

Every book I‘ve read this year so far.

#beatthebacklist #beatthebacklist2020 #btbjuly20 #midyearcheckin

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ravenlee
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Mehso-so

Have you ever seen Belle‘s Enchanted Christmas, a direct-to-video sequel (of sorts, takes place during Belle‘s stay at the castle before the movie‘s end)? It‘s a mildly interesting glimpse at life in the castle as Belle and Beast get chummy.

That‘s what this book is. Different plot, but completely unnecessary and, frankly, mediocrely done. Belle didn‘t feel true to character.

My third Donnelly (two mehs and a bail) and my last. Not for me.

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BacklistReader
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I‘m a little late but here‘s my O.W.L.s wrap-up.

I did miss one for my chosen career of a Seer so I‘ll have to go and figure out a new one but that‘s ok.

#owlsreadathon2020 #beatthebacklist2020 #beatthebacklist

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Morrowal
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Pickpick

Belle has always been my favorite Disney Princess so when I came across this book I knew I needed to read it. It‘s a well written, engaging book that explores love as a powerful emotion and shows that empathy is important.

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Morrowal
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Agathe laughed. “You think life is the vanquisher of death? It is not. Love is. Life is fragile. Life ends. But Love? Love lives forever,” she told him.

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BacklistReader
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Pickpick

Astronomy

Night Classes

Read majority of this book when it‘s dark outside

I could not put this book down.

#OWLsreadathon2020

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CrowCAH
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#ItsASmallWorld Day 22: #Avatar
#Disney

This is a picture I took while in Pandora, at World; gorgeous scenery and great attention to detail!!! In the foreground is the floating rocks and the rock wall in the background.

I chose Lost in a Book, because Belle goes into an alternate reality in the book, where she encounters strange beings.

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RebeccaRoo7
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While under quarantine, I have been able to read so much more. I'm still taking care of my students' needs, but I'm able to sit in the quiet and read. I love seeing all of the posts on social media about the wonderful stories every one is reading. I truly feel like we are seeing the beginning of national reading movement. #justreadit #beautyandthebeast #readKY #teacherlife #jenniferdonnelly

Mtroiano ❤️ 3y
AllieLovesBooks I read this book it was so enchanting and not at all what I expected! 📚💙 3y
RebeccaRoo7 @OrtizReads1 I agree!! I really did enjoy it, especially since things are tense right now. 3y
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Charityann
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This is the other side of the Belle sleeve I posted yesterday. 😁📚📖 #beautyandthebeast

DakotaWilde That's awesome 😂 3y
melissajayne 😂 3y
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BacklistReader
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#unreadandontheshelf

Some books in one of my favorite genres. The tagged book is on my #owlsreadathon2020 TBR

Any thoughts on these books? Any you think I should read soon?

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Charityann
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Love this book, and it goes perfectly with my new book sleeve. May have to do a reread! #beautyandthebeast #booksleeves #belle

TheBookDream Wheeeeeere did you get that kick ass sleeve? 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That sleeve is amazing! 3y
Charityann @TheBookDream from BookGizmo. I don‘t think she‘s on Litsy, but she‘s on Instagram. She has an Etsy shop, as well as a website where she sells them. 3y
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Kwrightson1986
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Prefect evening after my first day back to work in 8 weeks. Finished my previous book and starting this one. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie!

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xxjenadanxx
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I'm spending the day at a comic-con, Pensacon, today. What are your fandoms? My biggest one has to be Disney!

Cupcake12 Beauty and the Beast is my daughters favourite Disney fairytale story...just showed her your photo ❤️ 3y
MartinaLove Omg I love the Beast teddy bear. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite disney movie. 3y
Scochrane26 My biggest fandom is Harry Potter. I‘ll be going to a Con in late March. 3y
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xxjenadanxx @Cupcake12 aww that's sweet! I hope she liked it! 3y
xxjenadanxx @MartinaLove thank you! My niece got it for me from Build A Bear a couple Christmas's back. Do you prefer the original or live action!? 3y
xxjenadanxx @Scochrane26 I'm definitely a huge HP fan as well. What's your house? Which convention are you going to? 3y
Scochrane26 Hufflepuff. We have a big comic con in central Kentucky every year. Warwick Davis (Flitwick) will be there this year. 3y
xxjenadanxx @Scochrane26 hey, I'm from Central Kentucky! Taylor County! I'm a Ravenclaw/Ravenpuff lol 3y
Scochrane26 @xxjenadanxx I went to college at Campbellsville but am from & still live next to Lexington. Didn‘t know you were from Ky! The comic con is in Lex. 3y
MartinaLove @xxjenadanxx I really love the original but the live action is really magical to me. I have to say the live action. 3y
xxjenadanxx @Scochrane26 I left Ky in 2011 but still consider it home. Good old CU! I went to Lindsey Wilson. 3y
xxjenadanxx @MartinaLove I'm actually the same way! I prefer the Live Action. I cry every time the Beast songs Evermore. I preferred the live action Cinderella too. 3y
MartinaLove @xxjenadanxx They did an amazing job with all the live actions so far! I cried so much watching The Lion King. This was one of them, I watched everyday as a kid. I felt really emotionnal. Lol 3y
xxjenadanxx @MartinaLove I haven't watched that one yet. I just can't bring myself to do it. I'm excited for Mulan though!! 3y
MartinaLove @xxjenadanxx I'm really disappointed Mushu and Criket won't be part of the movie. They change a lot of aspect from the Disney movie to the live action. I'll watch it but to me the Disney movie will remain by far my favourite version. 3y
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Bookish_Gal
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Pickpick

As quick as it was, it felt refreshing. Simple points of learning about the perfect world versus the real world. Of letting someone else write your story versus you deciding to write your own. I love how it focused on Belle all through; and that she saved herself in the end. Especially with her always kind heart and strong will. Beast was there either everyone else, and they were lovely. Sweet little Chip was adorable as always. And a major piece

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Bookish_Gal
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“We all make mistakes.” Lucanos said, “The danger lies in letting those mistakes make us.” Make us what?” Belle asked. “make us believe we can‘t put things right. Make us think there‘s no hope. Make us give up.”

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Bookish_Gal
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156/341 so far. I love the premise of this book - Belle literally getting pulled into a magical book of all she dreamed. She can travel anywhere she wished; something she lost becoming the Beasts prisoner. Outside of it, there are motions of Beast trying hard to become friends with Belle (as trying as it is) I LOVE those small mundane scenes. This is a very quick, simple read. Think it‘s meant for middle schoolers, no matter how it‘s promoted

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Bookish_Gal
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“Reading became my sanctuary. I found so much in those books. I found histories that inspired me. Poems that the delighted me. Novels that challenged me...” Belle paused, suddenly self-conscious. She looked down at her hands, and in a wistful tone, said, “What I really found, though, was myself.”

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TheBookAddict
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Pickpick

Loved it! Made me laugh, be frustrated with Belle, and it actually made me tear up towards the ends. I enjoyed that Donnelly stayed true to the characters‘ personalities. You can also see this happening, Belle getting lost in a book. I wish I knew what else happened after the story ends. 😔 it was still a good story and I read most of it yesterd and today.
#YesiReads #BeatyNTheBeast #FairyTales #Fantasy #AbecedarianTBR #LitsyAtoZ2020 #D

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TheBookAddict
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Up next! Second book of 2020. I love the Beauty and the Beast, I hope this doesn‘t disappoint!

#YesiReads #fragmentedfairytale #BeautyNtheBeast #LitsyAtoZ2020 #AbecedarianTBR #D

Literary_Siren I very much enjoyed this! 3y
Lovesbooks87 I really enjoyed this one! 3y
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laur89
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Pickpick

Another enjoyable Beauty & the Beast retelling! The three I own all actually seem to fit together quite nicely in my opinion, even though they‘re not a series.

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laur89
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Change of pace for today‘s reading- I‘ve added in some themed music! Amazing what a bit of sound can add to a good story 🎧

Book: Lost in a Book / Music: Beauty & the Beast soundtrack (piano collection) 🎹🎼

Book: An American Tragedy / Music: 20s Jazz 🎷🎵

Sace I struggled with An American Tragedy. Dreiser does love to go on (and on and on and on.) I'm surprised his editor didn't try and trim some of the excess. 3y
laur89 @RestlessFickleBookHoarder That‘s why I realized a lot of people love or hate his work 😅😅 So far I‘m not in either group... yes, I‘ve been skimming some when I‘m on detail overload, but so far the story is keeping my attention! Even though it seems the majority of the first two parts aren‘t going to mention the crime... and that‘s why I wanted to read this! 3y
Sace @laur89 I did love the lead up and the crime. For some reason I struggle with skimming. I get it in my head that I must. read. every. word. 3y
laur89 @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I usually start to feel guilty if I skim TOO much (usually a sign I‘m going to bail), but a few pages out of 1000+... I‘m like “well I‘ve read 300, I deserve to skim 5” 🤣🤣 3y
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laur89
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Using my time-turner to sit for two exams (read two books) for my #MagicalReadathon2019 O.W.L.s ⏳📝🦉

History of Magic & Ancient Runes seem like two subjects that‘d pair nicely enough!
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Special thanks to @RvnclawWhovian for sending this in a past swap! 🎁

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dakotamclane
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Pickpick

Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my favorite movies, as a lover of books and a believer in love and kindness. It brought me so much joy to return to Belle‘s world (along with a whole new one), and I just couldn‘t stop smiling while listening to it.

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alixb
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Starting book 3 of the reading rush!
#thereadingrush #disney

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Always_booked
Pickpick

Great story had my imagination going

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CrowCAH
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#WanderingJune #LostInFrance
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_9b7CgTIRKU

Belle gets lost in a book, in France 🇫🇷

rubyslippersreads Perfect! 🥀 3y
BarbaraBB Clever!! 3y
Cinfhen Love this 🏆 3y
Charityann This is such a good book!😊 3y
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knotmagick

I adored this so much. It made me want to watch the movie again.

This book shows more of the emotional development of the relationship between Belle and Beast that was skimmed over in montage form in the original animated version, with an additional plot thrown in. It fits pretty seamlessly in with the movie.

Most of the complaints I've seen on Litsy about this book are about how it's written--it's a middle grade, so keep that in mind.

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knotmagick
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My best reading buddy has the cutest toe beans.

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laur89
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My little bookworm heart has been spoiled!!

A book themed book swap of my favorite bookish things. What more could a girl ask for?! Thank you @RvnclawWhovian 💝💝💝

And a special extra thanks to @kstadt929 for the wonderful #FunkoPopandBookSwap!

kstadt929 Oh my I love the pop!! I read the book recently because I adore Beauty and the Beast. Enjoy!! 3y
RvnclawWhovian You‘re so welcome, I‘m glad you liked it 💜😊 3y
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blithebuoyant
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I just finished this! I got it almost a year ago from @LoverofLit in a potter head swap and I just now got around to it! Super good book, I handed it off to my sister in law since she‘s the Disnerd and the Beauty And The Beast fangirl, we‘ll see how she likes it!

LoverofLit I'm glad you enjoyed it! 4y
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Shley9225
Mehso-so

I really liked the premise of this book, but was a little disappointed in its execution. I loved the idea of Belle getting LITERALLY lost in a book—something I‘ve longed to have happen to myself. However, I felt that Donnelly wrote for too young an audience. This easily could have been a book to appeal to ALL ages, but all I could think while reading was that I felt too old, which a good book should never make you feel, regardless of audience.

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GripLitGrl
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Cinfhen Perfect ❣️🙌🏻 4y
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 4y
readordierachel Love it! 4y
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Books.Coffee.Happiness
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For @MonthlyBookClub Romantic Scavenger Hunt...here is my pic of books with a flower⚘🥀🌹Since I'm obsessed with Belle & Beauty and the Beast, I naturally went with that theme☺#RomanticScavengerHunt #Fun #Books #Rose #beautyandthebeast #Love

Erofan Beautiful flower! 😍 4y
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Lovesbooks87
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Pickpick

Beauty and the Beast is my all time favorite Disney movie and I will read anything that is about Belle. This book is about when Beast shows Belle his library. In the library she finds an enchanted book that takes her to another land. But there is evil lurking there and she has no idea how much danger she is really in. I loved being able to revisit all the characters that I loved from the movie! #24b42019

CometReadings That's my favorite Disney movie too.😄 4y
Wonderwoman89 Cute story 4y
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Allydanielle88

My best friend challenged me to read 100 hours this month. If I complete this challenge she will give me $20. If I don't I owe her $20. Clearly we need to find better things to do together 😂😂😂 I'm at 5:30. So I'm a bit behind. 🙈 Hoping to get caught up and get a little bit ahead this weekend.

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ravenlee
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What happens when your friends have seven kids who love to read and you never stopped being a bookseller. (Yes, there is an extra book there - it‘s a bridal shower gift)

readinginthedark Yep! I feel this! 4y
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Literary_Siren
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Pickpick

This was an absolute delight to read! This story could have totally fit into the movie if they had decided to include it. 5 stars!

Lovesbooks87 I really want to read this! 4y
Literary_Siren @Lovesbooks87 I highly recommend it! I started it last night around 11:30 and read 100 pages in an hour and then picked it up again at 8:00am and finished it about 2:30pm. Super fast read and hard to put down. 4y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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A Beauty & the Beast story, essentially set in the Beast's library. Need I say more? 🥀

I bought this book as a gift for a friend who is obsessed with B&B, *naturally* I had to read it first to make sure she'd like it. 😉

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