Kyle started out as a truly selfish, self-centered and a cruel human being. He totally deserved the curse. He had it all, and then he lost it. His loneliness is overwhelming.
But I love the way he matured and started to care for people around him. And the way that physical appearances ceased to matter.
His friendship with Lindy is refreshing. It takes time for her trust to build. And he was so sweet with her.
Now, if you read this book as a contemporary YA, Kyle/Adrian's action would be disturbing, but as a fairy-tale - the kidnapping angle is OK.
All in all, I love the book, and I really want to see the movie.