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Book Review: The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani



Book Description

This year best friends Sophie and Agatha will discover what it is to be a student at the fabled School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shape-less black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, among handsome princes and fair maidens in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are . . . ?

The School for Good and Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale . . . is to live through one.


My Review: Follow two friends Sophie and Agatha as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Sophie likened herself to a princess. She spends her time looking and dressing like a princess and hoping to join the likes of Rapunzel, Cinderella at the school of Good. While Agatha sees herself at the school of Evil where witches and Trolls are made.

They soon find their fortunes reversed when they were kidnapped and Sophie finds herself at the school of Evil and Agatha at the school of Good.  Their only way out of this fairy tale is to live through it.  The story shows the true behavior of both girls, who is truly good and evil.

I would recommend this book to those that love to read both fantasy and adventure books.

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Age Range: 8 – 12 years

Grade Level: 3 – 7

Hardcover: 496 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins (May 14, 2013)


FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the HarperCollins Publishers  in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.




October 8, 2013 - Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I loved this book. Just wanted to say that I believe that it is being made into a movie. The sequel A World Without Princes is due out next spring.

    Comment by YvonneJ | October 8, 2013 | Reply

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