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{Beauty Queen: Sarah Mlynowski}Beauty Queen by Sarah Mlynowski
Series: Whatever After
Published by Scholastic Press on April 28, 2015
Genres: Childrens, Fairy Tales, Middle School
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – The magical seventh installment in this NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series!

This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Beauty and the Beast. When Jonah angers the Beast by picking flowers from his garden, he becomes the Beast's prisoner! Abby has to save her brother by finding Beauty, whom the Beast will surely fall in love with, right? NOPE. The Beast doesn't like Beauty, so it's up to Abby and her brother to match-make this reluctant pair and fix this fractured fairy tale before things get pretty ugly!

{My thoughts} – This book started out a little different. Abby is insistent on going through the magic mirror, but Jonah no longer remembers it or the fairy tales in which they had visited. If you’d like to know more info about that, you will need to read book six.

Abby and Jonah get to go into one of my favorite fairy tales in this book. I have always had such a huge interest in beauty in the beast. Mainly because Beauty is a bookworm and loves books the same as I do. This story also helps to show that people aren’t always as they first appear and once you get to know someone you will understand that.

I really enjoyed reading this book and I know that any child that loves fairy tale retellings will enjoy it as well. My daughter devoured this books in about a month. Sometimes it isn’t easy to get her to read something but she read all seven and she really enjoyed them. I love it when you come across books that she is easily able to enjoy.

This book has a side lesson to it like all the others do. In this one it helps to teach you why jealousy isn’t a good emotion. I know all to often how easy it is for a child to get jealous of another child. Given the time of year it is right now it makes since that children will get really jealous of each other. I think this might be a good book for girls to read, to help remind them that they don’t need to be jealous and that when you accept yourself and your situation you will see that there is plenty about you that makes you special.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.