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By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Strong hunter-girl Beauty takes on Beast in this retelling.

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This Russian-set update to the "tale as old as time" stays true to the drama of the star-crossed nature of it all while adding a healthy dose of modern girl power to the main character. Yeva, nicknamed Beauty, is an avid hunter and a survivor in Hunted. Her idea of a good time is tracking game in the woods by herself all day -- let's hear it for introverts.

She's a dangerous foe for the Beast as well, intent on getting revenge for her father's death. Having her move from all-out rage against the Beast to a place of empathy makes author Meagan Spooner's job tough, but she mostly manages to make the transition believable, all while exploring the dueling natures of the Beast himself through cursive diary-like entries between the chapters. Despite a slight drag near the end, this old story feels freshened up and empowered.

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