Okay, so I saw the adaptation of this book before I bothered reading it. It goes without saying that this book is much better than that movie. The characters are much more complex and the story is a lot truer to the traditional Beauty and the Beast tale. And who wouldn’t love a story that has the Beast’s counterpart as a ginger. (Well, except for ginger-phobes.) Even the “wicked” witch in the story is really cool. It’s truly a wonderful modernization of a classic fairy tale.