Beastly is a really good book! It is a modern twist of Beauty and the Beast and takes place in New York. I think it is a pause for kids 13 and under because they use some bad words a couple of times, and not so much this one, but they kiss and talk a little about sex. If you are concerned about these parts, you should talk to your child about it. I am a mature 12 year old and I am reading it and these parts don't affect me, but some kids in my grade are more immature. These scenes are not the main focus though. It has a really good positive message. It shows that beauty comes from within. In the beginning of the book, Kyle is a real jerk and finds pleasure in making other people sad. He is one of the popular kids in his school just because he is handsome and has a lot of money. Throughout the book, he learns about true love and he learns that it doesn't matter how much money you have or how you look (your physical appearance. It is what is on the inside that matters. Overall, it is a really good book! If you like this book, you should read A Kiss In Time also by Alex Flinn. It is a modern twist on Sleeping Beauty. I personally don't think it has as much bad language parts so you should try it. You should watch this book before you see the movie!