Book: The School of Good and Evil

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Title: The School of Good and Evil

Author:  Soman Chainani

Series: The School of Good and Evil (Book 1)


At the School for Good and Evil, failing your fairy tale is not an option.

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good, while Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good. But what if the mistake is 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 Opinion:

The story sounds cliched, and I suppose that to a certain extent, it is. You have the really pretty, mean/evil girl and the ‘ugly duckling’ good girl. I won’t lie and say this story will blow your mind. But does every story need to?

The story may have a very cliched plotline and some people might find the storyline predictable (I did, my sister didn’t. Enough said). However, it teaches some lessons that everyone needs to be reminded of, no matter how old you are.

Sophie and Agatha are two girls that show the complete opposite of ends of a spectrum and what I think is amazing about them is that their difference is what binds them together. This story, in spite of all the cliches that exist, is a beautiful story about friendship, loyalty, and courage and had plot twists that actually did manage to catch me off guard. All in all, it wasn’t a bad book to read.

Ideal For:

This is a pretty good book for teenagers, and when I say this, I mean those in the early teens. It’s light reading and some of the concepts discussed in this book make it a book adults can read to. This is the kind of book you want to read on those weekends where you know you have a lot of things to be doing and homework to be catching up on, but you just need some downtime. It’s not a book that needs to be read in one stretch so it gives you that beautiful flexibility you need to do work and take breaks.

Rating: 3

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–As always, comment below to tell me what you think and whether or not you’ll read it…or have read it–


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One Comment Add yours

  1. aentee @ read at midnight says:

    I’ve been somewhat interested in this book despite not being a reader of MG novels because of the rave reviews. I’m disappointed to hear of the cliche plot line, though. Maybe I’ll just try get it from the library.


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