Quite a few of my Y.A. Lit students last school year read Beastly by Alex Flinn because it worked for their Books to Movies project. It’s still a popular title in my classroom, and now that I’m thinking about it, I haven’t seen it in my classroom for some time. I better check on that. Anyway, because Alex Flinn is so popular with my students, especially because of her book Breathing Underwater, I’ll have to get a copy of Bewitching. Plus, to be honest, I think Bewitching sounds way more interesting than Beastly.
P.S. I love the music in this trailer; it’s very fitting.
Summary (From HarperTeen’s website):
Bewitching can be a beast. . . .
Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn’t.
I go to a new school now—one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I’m not still here because I’m stupid; I just don’t age.
You see, I’m immortal. And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years—except for when to take my powers and butt out.
I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in the Titanic lifeboat? I don’t even want to think about it.
Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn’t get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl—and it isn’t an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . bewitching.