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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
Jennifer Donnelly
Disney Press, 2017
Source: My Own Bookshelf
Audience: Older Children, Younger Teens

From Goodreads:
An original addition to the beloved Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, Lost in a Book follows the lonely, bookish Belle as she finds an enchanted book in the Beast’s library called Nevermore that carries her into a glittering new world. There, Belle is befriended by a mysterious countess who offers her the life she’s always dreamed of.

But Nevermore is not what it seems, and the more time Belle spends there, the harder it is to leave. Good stories take hold of us and never let us go, and once Belle becomes lost in this book, she may never find her way out again.

This deluxe hardcover novel expands upon the beautiful story and world seen in the new Walt Disney Studios' film, Beauty and the Beast.

I had so much fun at the new Beauty and the Beast movie, I started reading Lost in a Book on the same day. Both were delightful. Lost in a Book takes place not long after Belle runs away from the castle and runs into a pack of wolves. She and all of her friends are cleaning the castle when she stumbles across Nevermore, a book that is a door that Belle walks through into a new world. (Basically, any bookworm’s dream.) She finds herself in a bit of a sticky situation as a result. Personally, I think Belle would have been smarter than that - but magic did influence her decisions. Overall, I had fun reading it and recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the movies!