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Today I am going to be doing my review for the beast and the Bethany. I am so excited about writing this review. Thank you so much to Dave for allowing me to take part in this tour and to Jack for this amazing book!
Ebenezer Tweezer is a youthful 511-year-old. He keeps a beast in the attic of his mansion, who he feeds all manner of things (including performing monkeys, his pet cat and the occasional cactus) and in return the beast vomits out presents for Ebenezer, as well as potions which keep him young and beautiful. But the beast grows ever greedier, and soon only a nice, juicy child will do. So when Ebenezer encounters orphan Bethany, it seems like (everlasting) life will go on as normal. But Bethany is not your average orphan . . .
Once again I read another fantastic book that I would not of heard of if it hadn’t been for Dave, I am never disappointed.
There have been times when I have read a book in a day or within a few hours but, never have I read a book in less than 45 minutes! I said to myself “I might as well read a few chapters” but, did I just read a few chapters… of course not! I could not put this book down, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
The characters of Bethany and Ebeneezer where so well done. I disliked both Bethany and Ebeneezer at first but it was lovely to see them, not only became better people, but the development of their friendship as well. It’s been a really long time since I have read an MG book with such great character development. Especially, Ebeneezer who becomes a really lovable character and person.
If you have not read this book, pick it up now (or when it comes out whichever is sooner, actually preorder it because it is so worth it) you will not be disappointed. This has to be one of the best middlegrades I have ever read, getting a 5 stars and a CAWPILE rating of 9.71 which is the second highest rating I have ever given an MG book (according to cawpile). If that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know, I don’t know what will.
Jack has an incredible writing style that flows so beautifully, the atmosphere and characters jump off the page at you (or try to eat you depending on the character😁), if you are a MG lover or someone who wants to get into MG I highly recommend reading the beast and the Bethany you will love it and if you don’t you can feed me to the beast (famous last words… I shouldn’t of said that hehe).
Thank you jack for this amazing book!
Jack Meggitt Phillips is an incredibly exciting new talent. He is an author, scriptwriter and playwright whose work has been performed at The Roundhouse and featured on Radio 4. He is scriptwriter and presenter of The History of Advertising podcast. In his mind, Jack is an enormously talented ballroom dancer, however his enthusiasm far surpasses his actual talent. Jack lives in north London where he spends most of his time drinking peculiar teas and reading PG Wodehouse novels.
Isabelle Follath is an illustrator who has worked in advertising, fashion magazines and book publishing, but her true passion lies in illustrating children’s books. She also loves drinking an alarming amount of coffee, learning new crafts and looking for the perfect greenish-gold colour. Isabelle lives in Zurich, Switzerland.