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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Stephen’s crippled relationships with everyone around him, his lack of enthusiasm about everything in his life except things he can’t talk to anyone else about, and his essential GOODNESS as a person, a son, and a human being, are fascinating to read. Dec 25, Daia rated it really liked it.

If it could, The Beast would eat Stephen alive Stephen hasn’t had it easy. Sep 04, Lucy rated it really liked it Shelves: It was an okay read. His efforts to free himself of the Beast make him a hero.

And by that I don’t mean that I baest get any, just that I found him so interesting that I wanted much more. Jul 23, Hannah Givens rated it really liked it Shelves: Omgg Im Reading Beast Now! Beast is a young adult novel by Ally Kennenpublished in More Books By Ally Kennen. His life in foster care is getting worse, and he’s in trouble with the police. I found Carol a lot more interesting, besst because I as a reader got actions and then read interpretations from them instead of being told everything.


Mildly suspenseful, and OK maybe it was three stars.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I guess she actually fell in love with Stephen a little but I like how there wasn’t mentioned much about it, except for really subtle things like holding hands in dangerous situations. Stephen, kennnen main character, starts the book with a list of the worst th I wish I’d read this book a while ago. The farm was a foster home to many children and teenagers.

Children’s Book Review: Beast by Ally Kennen, Author Push $ (p) ISBN

Its existence is unknown to anyone except the teenage bt who feeds it. This book is abou Gulped it down in one sitting.

My daughter started reading this but it was a bit old for her, it’s more of a teenage book. Lists with This Book.

I wish I’d read this aly a while ago. All these elements brew together to create a somewhat gruesome but still compelling metaphorical story, sort of like a train wreck you can This bleak but gripping story paints teenager Stephen as an ultimate hard-luck case; he’s been shuffled around foster families and has a criminal record and an alcoholic father who lives in the woods.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The over all plot was underwhelming. So technically, I’m giving this book 3. In the first page he sets his stall out pretty clearly, w I only discovered Ally Kennen’s books al,y the superb ‘Bullet Boys’ was released in January What exactly is the beast?

Stephen has other problems. My empathy for him developed aoly. I am glad I di because this book is not what I expected – it had substance, depth, and a twisted mix of adrenaline and drama.


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His current foster sister delights in making him look terrible, he works in the meat-packing industry, and The family he has been with the past four years hasn’t been half bad, but he’s reached the age limit for foster care and is about to be sent packing.

It’s the Beast – a twelve-foot crocodile he’s raised from a baby. It is narrated by Stephen, a seventeen year old boy, who is also the protagonist of this novel. Well let’s say that I read this book in the waiting room of a allyy. Mar 11, Ben Portus rated it it aloy amazing. Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award I was so surprised by this book.

I was looking forward to reading it, and I was disappointed when I started it. Return to Book Page. Felt so much for Stephen. All the odds are against him, but his efforts to free himself of the Beast make him a hero that readers will never forget. For four years he has kept a terrifying creature locked up in a remote hiding place. It is his biggest secret — and also his biggest challenge.