In the caged depths of an urban reservoir lives a monstrous creature. Its existence is unknown to anyone except the teenage boy who feeds it. Six years ago it. Beast. Ally Kennen, Author Push $ (p) ISBN The book’s central conflict revolves around the title beast, a crocodile given to. BEAST. by Ally Kennen. Age Range: 14 & up. BUY NOW FROM Captive in an iron cage near the local reservoir’s shore, the beast survives.
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Mar 11, Ben Portus rated it it was amazing. Kennan takes an unrealistic situation and makes it not only realistic, but hopeful.
My empathy for him developed quickly. beastt
Beast by Ally Kennen
He’s now in foster care because his mom is crazy and his dad is an ex-con. I’m going crazy with worry someone will discover him. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The nebulous descriptions of the beast were cool and gave mystery but it was disappointing that the beast was just a large crocodile. Nevertheless, this is a very impressive debut novel, an excellent read, and a promising start to the career of a new young writer.
The Only thing I felt a little bit cheated on was the backstory of the main character. In the depths of a reservoir lives a monstrous creature.
Like any teenager he tries to be cockily confident but sometimes comes across as petulant, and hates himself when that happensis awkward with girls, and can become aggressive when challenged or disbelieved, but he is at heart a gentle, generous soul. Being afraid of enormous effing crocodiles. Sep 01, Jeremy.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stephen has been keeping it in a watery cage near the local reservoir.
Jan 21, Celestasaurus rated it liked it Shelves: I love your books. We may imagine from the final scenes, that he has learnt enough from this experience, and that Stephen may grow up at least somewhat less broken than so many displaced children like him. 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 kennrn and has a criminal record and an alcoholic father who lives in the woods.
This book isn’t bad.
What will happen then is his darkest nightmare, with the English countryside kennnen a hunting ground, innocent people slaughtered, and himself stalked across the country and finally devoured by the monster he has created. Preview — Beast by Ally Kennen. Its mysterious beginning wlly grab your attention, and the rest of the book will have you on the edge of your seat.
More Books By Ally Kennen. About Ally Kennen Ally Kennen comes from a proud lineage of bare-knuckle boxers, country vicars and French aristocracy.
The way he doesn’t want anyone to get killed, and the way he feels about people. The Bbeast is Stephen’s biggest secret — and also his biggest challenge. The besst 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.
For a story with such dark undertones, this novel ends with a trace of hope. It just wasn’t gripping enough to convince me to read it, so I kept on putting in off. Read an Extract Compare Prices. Aloy Children’s Books, All the odds are against him finding a decent place in the world, but his efforts to free himself of the Beast make him a hero that readers will never forget.
Ally Kennen is already a remarkable assured writer” The Independent.
BEAST by Ally Kennen | Kirkus Reviews
Despite his discomfort he dreads being placed in a group home when he is too old for foster care. ThePageturners Mar 6, Beast is a bizarre read. The over all plot was underwhelming.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Become a LibraryThing Author. I loved how most of the characters developed throughout the book. Stephen hasn’t had it easy. His real nemesis is the Beast of the title. He feeds it kehnen he dares to get away, and with whatever meat he can find or afford: What exactly is the beast?
I would read her other books. Things keep happening until you die. I found It was okay. Loved every bit mennen it! ThePageturners Mar 6, Newer Post Older Post Home. Amazon Kindle 0 veast. Stephen dint have a easy life he was in foster care and his mom was crazy.
What he thinks is his little secret isn’t so much. I can’t just about cope with Stephenbut Carol??