Friday, May 17, 2013
Bout Of Books 7.0 Challenge: Day 5
Today's challenge is to resummarize a book that you either read or plan to read during the read a thon based on the cover!
I chose Beauty by Robin Mckinley. A book I read and enjoyed earlier this week!
Beauty loves roses. They possess the grace and beauty she has never had, for she is plain you see. Her sisters are unique, beautiful roses while Beauty is nothing more than a common, unremarkable dandelion. When Beauty's family meets with financial ruin they move from city to country and begin their lives in a small house at the edge of an enchanted forest. When Beauty's father gets summoned back to the city, her sisters ask father to bring them pearls and jewels but Beauty simply asks for rose seeds. Their father returns months later clutching a red rose which he gives to Beauty, and tells his daughters how he has made a deal with the devil... Or rather the Beast of the castle. Beauty is determined to save her father by exiling herself to the enchanted castle. After all, the Beast sent her the rose seeds that her father forgot to buy, surely he can't be all bad, right?
As the seeds of love begin to sprout, can Beauty's own courage and the Beast's surprisingly gentle guidance show her that she embodies in every way, the eternal honor and beauty of her beloved roses.