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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His life in foster care, always bad, is getting worse, and he’ in trouble with the police.

There’s a lot of action, powerful description of really weird, gross situations within the first couple of chapters, the main character cuts up a pig and is discovered with the partially dismembered corpse and a saw in his hands I found Kebnen a lot more interesting, perhaps because I as a reader got actions and then read interpretations from them instead of being told everything.

Santa’s High-tech Christmas Mike Dumbleton. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a killer as penfriend? It felt nice to be in his head because he had allg certain sense of humour and a nice, short way of expressing himself. Ally lives in Somerset with her husband, small daughter, smaller son and baby four chickens and a curmudgeonly cat.


I love your books. The way he doesn’t want anyone to get killed, and the way he feels about people. He harbors a huge crocodilan beast, oennen from birth, bequeathed to him by his criminal father when Stephen was a child.

Archived from the original on Feb 15, Totoro rated it really liked it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It began to make more sense, have a bit more life to it as well. In the first page he sets his stall out pretty clearly, w I only discovered Ally Kennen’s books when the superb ‘Bullet Boys’ was released in January So I took it over and found it a surprisingly good read.

The author balances black humour, farce and emotional truth — a real achievement.

You don’t get to see realistic characters in YA books nowadays. I don’t remember that much so it couldn’t have been too good, but I remember the title and plot so it couldn’t have been too bad.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This book is about so many things It’s the Beast – a twelve-foot crocodile he’s raised from a baby.

Now the creature has grown huge, and its rusting cage can’t hold it much longer. I really love this book” Amanda Craig, The Times. ThePageturners Mar 6, It was an okay read. This book is not yet featured on Aly.


Beast by Ally Kennen

Stephen is a likeable protagonist, if something of a anti-hero with his criminal past. When he was acc What first caught my eye was the book cover. But his extraordinary struggle to free himself of his Beast makes him a hero you will never forget. Knenen First edition cover.

There’s tension and drama and mystery, and it was such a fun read! Gripping, engaging, and easily likable. Not the most pleasant surroundings, if you kennwn noticed.

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. Beast is a bizarre read. For four years he has kept a terrifying creature locked up in aly remote hiding place. Of course, it does.