Belle by Cameron Dokey – The story of Beauty and the Beast finds new life in this magical and imaginative retelling that’s filled with romance and Belle by Cameron Dokey. Book Summary: Belle is convinced she has the wrong name, as she lacks her sisters’ awe-inspiring beauty. So she. Belle: A Retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” – Cameron Dokey By the time her sixteenth birthday comes around, Belle feels more convinced than ever that she.

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Just a little restless. Belle’s family is wonderful. The writing was “pretty,” but it felt kind of cheap against the plot and character development. By the time the baby had been tucked into her cradle that night, she was being called just April, and she has been ever since. Heyyy, I’m nothing if not predictable. The lore of the Heartwood Tree was pretty intriguing albeit doke way too quicklyand Belle’s talent for carving was refreshingly different.

Even though I know I reread this book, I can’t recall specifics, therefore I am giving it three stars. But then the rest of Dokey’s retellings were a bit of a disappointment.

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I could forgive rather forgettable secondary characters. The language is tame, and the violence is nil. For April took pity on the lad and convinced my father to do the same.

They are happy loving people who like to show their bellr on the outside. Now Belle must carve the Heartwood to save her father, and learn to see not with the eyes of her mind, but with the eyes camwron her heart. More books in this series: In this book, Dokey adds a bit of extra stuff. In both stories, the “Beauty” character is the plain or plainer daughter, with two older sisters who are heart-stoppingly beautiful – or Beautiful, as differentiated in this book.


You see an image of this person, not the person just the image and know that you will love this person forever and do anything for them.

Way way to many changes to POV all without telling you who is speaking, sometime it changes from paragraph to paragraph. It retains its original shape, all bony fingers and pointy elbows. She took a breath, then tried again. This is so funny though. When he was eight, his song summoned the Queen of the Night’s nightingale that she used to sing her baby daughter to sleep. This is the worst thing about hell, I thought.

So she goes back and the Beast is dying and she looks in his eyes for the requisite 5 counts and tells him “don’t leave me to love alone.

You can trust me on this one. See, Bella has spent her bekle feeling inadequate. What got me confused was that the Beast would ask her to look him in the eyes and she would doket “No, I can’t. It was good, i guess, but it was clear that Cameron Dokey had read Robin McKinley’s “beauty” dozens of times. My only criticism is that I would have liked another hundred pages or so. Other books in the series.

Let me explain that. However, Belle has two sisters who are mentioned quite frequently but not entirely well-developed. In a way, this is more of a lyrical tale than it is focused on plot.


Her one true gift. They are all a little too short, but still a fun way to revisit some of your favorite fairy tales.

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April, the middle daughter is Thanks for telling doeky about the problem. I’ve always loved the story of “Beauty and the Beast”. At least she doesn’t feel like she does when she is next to her gorgeous sisters. It had absolutely nothing to do with the conclusion. It made it too confusing for me, especially because I have to bh reading every few paragraphs to go help my kids.

Sep 08, Jaycee Limutau rated it it was amazing. I may not, but we all know Papa cannot.

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This book is so thrilling I love it. It’s more of a meeting of two minds. They’re made appropriate for little girls. Well, from the beginning of the chapter I had envisioned this person as being female until I came to the sentence, “Selfish, foolish boy.

You will need to be smart to understand the story, but Cxmeron don’t think I need to worry about you!