by Robin McKinley
In BriefPlain, intelligent Honour hates her nickname, Beauty. When misfortune strikes and the family moves to the wild north, Beauty must learn to work hard to help her loving family. But Beauty is curious and begins to wonder about the forbidden woods that border their quaint cottage, and the tales of the monster within.
Why you should read itAll that Beauty wants is a packet of rose seeds. She gets a lot more than she ever imagined. You will too. Magical roses, an enchanted castle, and a test of courage and honor make this retelling of Beauty and the Beast a must read.