Friday, June 12, 2015

The School For Good & Evil by Soman Chainani

Page Count: 496
Published in: May 14, 2013
Published by: HarperCollins
Genre(s): Middle Grade, Fantasy, Fairy-tales, Romance,
Source: Print: Hardback: Library
Age Rating: PG-10

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My Rating: 5 stars

Soman Chainani's Twitter: @SomanChainani
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Goodreads synopsis:

       The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.

       This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless 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, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?


Hey guys!

        I checked this book book out from my local library because a couple bloggers/book bloggers: A Heart Full Of Books (Maddie & Bee), Maddie raved about The School For Good & Evil and A World Without Princes, my library finally got the books on their shelves! I'm so glad that I picked it up! The story was so intriguing and gripping. I loved how the characters developed throughout the whole story. The whole story kept me at the edge of my seat and kept me wanting to read it in one sitting! I read this after summer school class and at my town's local water park/beach, and I finished it today when my class was let out early. I absolutely loved every minute of it. The only part of it that I had a problem with was when, in the middle of the chapter it would randomly change perspective, and sometimes it would change within the next paragraph. Sometimes that was really confusing, but over all it was a really fun and interesting and magical read.


        I really loved Agatha! She was so wise for her age and I loved how she discovered herself throughout the whole story. I also loved how devoted and loyal to Sophie she was. No matter what Sophie did, she would always think the best of Sophie, and always wanted to get home, and always wanted what was best for Sophie. At first I thought I'd like Sophie, but throughout the story I felt like I had a love-hate relationship with her character. I could relate with her feelings, but I didn't like how she handled herself haha. I also didn't like how easily swayed Tedros and other Evers could be. I thought Sophie could be really shallow and self absorbed at times but her character developed throughout the story (as I had said before), but she would have a momentary lapse of her selfish and shallowness and betray Agatha....THE ROMANCE OHHH THE FEELS! I'M NOT GOING TO SPOIL IT JUST IN CASE PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T READ IT AND ARE READING THIS SPOILER-Y SECTION... SHAME ON YOU PEEPS!

My Favorite Character: Agatha
My Least Favorite Character: Beatrix (and Sophie for a time)
What I wanted to read more about: To be honest, I want to know more about the Groom Room. I also want to know like a back story for some of the past Readers who were taken to the school. I think that would be such an amazing read!

If You Like _____ Then You'll Love TSFG&E!

  1. Harry Potter! by QUEEN J.K. Rowling
  2. The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley
  3. The Princess School (series) by Jane B. Mason
  4. The Upon A Marigold trilogy by Jean Ferris

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