Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Beast by Ally Kennen

Title: Beast

Author: Ally Kennen

Published: Marion Lloyd Books, 2006

Pages: 247

Snippet: "I don't want to be here stuck between my gross old dad and a killer reptile."

Summary: Stephen hasn't had it easy. He's now in foster care because his mom is crazy and his dad is an ex-con vagabond. He's always in trouble or on his way to trouble. But none of these problems compare to the problem of The Beast -- a fierce crocodile that Stephen's been taking care of for years. The Beast is Stephen's biggest secret -- and also his biggest challenge. And that's when it's in a cage. When the Beast escapes, the stakes get even higher.

Review: Beast was quite an interesting book.  It wasn't really what I expected.  I kind of thought the beast was going to be metaphorical or something by the way one of the descriptions I read put it.  But it wasn't and it made the story a bit more interesting.

I think I either missed something or it left that part hanging open but there was a huge gap of a missing explanation for me.  Maybe it was speculative.

I felt sorry for Stephen, it was sad to see him get blamed for absolutely everything. It was always good to see when people found out the truth too.

I think the ending was quite good.  There were some openings and some closure.

I don't really have much to say about Beast.  It was quite interesting and entertaining.  I also look forward to reading more books by Ally Kennen.

Source: Library


  1. Nice review. This book sounds intersting, though I'm not sure if I'll read it or not.

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  3. I love this book and i would recommend everyone to read it.


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