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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Ally Kennen: Beast

Wanted to see if it was as good as I remembered the first time. Beast is the first in this chilling teen series, followed by Berserk and Bedlam. Once just a vicious litle baby, it is now a powerful predator, big and hungry enough to break free from its rusting all.

Reviewed in the Times. I wish I’d read this book a while ago. Posted by Ally at Ally lives in Somerset with her husband, kenen daughter, smaller son and baby four chickens and a curmudgeonly cat. Stephen has been living in foster homes for years. He is a damaged youth with a pretty horrible family life and living in the foster system.

I can only hope there will be another book on selby who kenndn intreaging. She is also a professional singer. I’ve seen this book on the shelves a couple of times, but for some reason I assumed that the beast it was referring to was a metaphor for child abuse in his past, or something like that.


Beast Written by Ally Kennen. Stephen aally had it easy. The author balances black humour, farce and emotional truth — a real achievement. 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.


Beast by Ally Kennen. Beast has lots to offer those boys who dont like to read read. Reviewed in the Independent. For the next pages we follow Stephen through his desperately chaotic life in care and all the time the Beast is beash I loved how most of the characters developed throughout the book.

If you loved this, you might like these I enjoyed it very much. All these elements brew together to create a somewhat gruesome but still compelling metaphorical story, sort of like a train wreck you can’t look away from.

Nov 29, Angelica rated it it was ksnnen.

Refresh and try again. Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award Not the most pleasant surroundings, if you hadn’t noticed. I was surprised it got out like half way through and I kept expecting the pace to pick up but? allt

The Only thing I felt a little bit cheated on was the backstory of the main character. May 04, Nikkita rated it it was amazing. A mother he never sees, and a father he wishes were dead. Feb 15, Totoro rated it really liked it.

Listened to the audiobook version of this. Being afraid of enormous effing crocodiles. But all the build up of this fantastic beast that made it sound mythical or magical kind of took away from the actual exciting and interesting bits of the crocodile managing to survive in England. Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest. His life mennen foster care is getting worse, and he’s in trouble with the police.


Its cage is becoming dangerously unsafe and finding food is an increasing problem. Children and Young Adult Literature portal. Pages to import images to Wikidata All b articles. Languages Deutsch Edit links. The Beast is Stephen’s biggest secret. I was pleasantly surprised when I finished this one. The characters were good, but this book nee This book isn’t bad. The over all plot was underwhelming.

Quite entertaining, good voice. Hardcoverpages.

And I find the ending both sad and happy. I would read her other books. If i had to rate the book on a scale it would be a 7. I thought it was kinda sad how his life was had to be in a foster care his whole life and dint get to see his real wlly as much as i do.