"Unexpected Changes" chat group chats mix in with Kyle's side of the story in Beastly (HarperTeen, 2007) by Alex Flinn. This book is not just a modern day Beauty and the Beast. Though it is that, too, with a character having to examine the darkness within. It's also a story about being abandoned by parents and new friendships. There's even some humor. And don't you just love the cover?
The story will be made into a movie for release in 2010! But read the book first.
Read more about this young adult author at her website: www.alexflinn.com.