Tuesday, June 12, 2012

In Her Shoes (11): Lindy from Beastly

In Her Shoes is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Vanya at YA Story Teller. To participate, simply put yourself in the shoes of a heroine you've recently read about, and then talk about what you would do in her place, or what you've learned from her.

Featuring this week:
Lindy from Beastly

Lindy is a main character in Beastly by Alex Flinn which is a Young Adult retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale. Recently, they have re-released a deluxe edition with Lindy's Diary since Beastly is told from the POV (point of view) of the male lead (Kyle). First off, I would have to say that as amazing as Beastly is when it came out, Lindy's POV is way better. From Lindy's diary we get to see that Lindy is a rather lonely and unloved girl who has suffered a lot with the loss of her mother and having to take care of a drug addicted father. And we also learn that Lindy has a rather humorous and adorkable side to her, as she is a book addict (what's not to love, right?) - that you just didn't get to see too much of when you read Beastly from Kyle's POV.

 Personality wise, I would say that Lindy is warm hearted, determined, strong, intelligent and has a LOT of self respect. Some of the books and passages Lindy was quoting, as she LOVES books, were so amazing and showed what a sensitive soul Lindy had and what an immense appreciation she has for true beauty and goodness. There is nothing I would change about Lindy. Reading her diary entries was fun, she is an awesome narrator. A character with depth and she was way funnier than expected.


  1. Hmm, I've only seen Beastly the movie, though I do have the book on my pile. I loved Lindy though, and the way Kyle changed... It was really awesome :)
    Thanks for sharing, Jen! :))

  2. Same here, I've only seen the move but I loved it - I thought both leads were awesome. I'm thinking about reading it at some point, but probably I'd chose German because there is one more friend who might want to read that. So, yeah, we'll see.
    Thanks for sharing, though! =)


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