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Beast by Ally Kennen – book cover, description, publication history. “I really love this book BEAST should be a monster hit” Amanda Craig, THE TIMES “BEAST has a tension that never lets up. Ally Kennen is a remarkably. Beast [Ally Kennen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the depths of a reservoir lives a monstrous creature. Its existence is unknown to.

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What first caught my eye was the book cover. Quite entertaining, good voice.

I don’t remember that much so it couldn’t have been too good, but I remember the title and plot so it couldn’t have been too bad. The story is told by a year-old boy who has been moved from foster home to foster home for too long. Clearly, when I picked it up from wherever it was, I must have found something in the blurb that intrigued me, but today it was almost sight-unseen and I just went straight into it.

I don’t know what to even rate this book. When the Whales Walked Dougal Dixon. He’s now in foster care because his mom is crazy and his dad is an ex-con. Stephen has been taking care of The Beast for years.

Beast has lots to offer those boys who just WON’T read. Not the most pleasant surroundings, if you hadn’t noticed. Dec 25, Daia rated it really liked it. However, the language used is simple, but lovely at the same time.

But none of these problems compare to the problem of The Beast.

The farm was a foster ksnnen to many children and teenagers. Beast has been shortlisted for: I immediately fell in love with her fantastic characters – she writes the most fun ‘troubled teenage boy’ stories I have come across – and having ripped through Bullet Boys I ordered her earlier books ‘Beast’, ‘Beserk’ and ‘Bedlam’.

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I’m going crazy with worry someone will discover him. Who Are You Calling Weird? Stephen, the main character, starts the book wit I wish I’d read this excellent book a year ago!


Should he let someone ny know about the creature? Posted by Ally at What he thinks is his little secret isn’t so much. In the depths of a reservoir lives a monstrous creature.

I was surprised it got out like half way through and I kept expecting the pace to pick up but? Kennan takes an unrealistic situation and makes it not only realistic, but hopeful. Archived from the original on Jul 23, Hannah Givens rated it really liked it Shelves: In the first page he sets his stall out pretty clearly, with his worst-things-I’ve-done list, which includes theft, vandalism, arson and I thought that the beast by Ally Kennen was weriod and intresting at the same time.

But i guss it would of been pretty scary ebast that a alligtor lives by you. Nov 29, Angelica rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book. But life is never like that, is it?

No woman has ever beaten Ally in an arm wrestle. Ally has worked as a classroom assistant, nursery nurse, museum guard and archaeologist. The Beast is Stephen’s biggest secret. Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest. I was so surprised by this book.

About Ally Kennen Ally Kennen comes from a proud lineage of bare-knuckle boxers, country vicars and French aristocracy. All I knew about this book was that it had won an award from teen readers and that was enough for me to try it.


Kennen’s early chapters leave room for speculation that soon change to a frantic, desperate tone. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. No one knows the thing is still alive. The over all plot was underwhelming. Dec 28, Elie Ayache rated it it was amazing. Beast tells the story of his murderous intents toward this monster and his growing relationships, as well as frequently reliving his childhood through flashbacks.

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It is narrated by Stephen, a seventeen year old boy, who is also the protagonist of this novel. I would say one star, or maybe half a star, or maybe no stars at all, but I know that I’m being unfair.

So I took it over and found it a surprisingly good read. My daughter started reading this but it was a bit old for her, it’s more of a teenage book. Now the creature has grown huge, and its rusting cage can’t hold it much longer.

Violence and being a teenager. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Once just a vicious litle baby, it is now a powerful predator, big and hungry enough to break free from its rusting cage. The idea is one that’s been kicked around quite a bit, but this was actually an enjoyable telling of it. If it could, The Beast would eat Stephen alive.