The School for Good and Evil



The New York Times Bestselling 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 Start Here To Follow Sophie, Agatha, And Everyone At School From The Beginning With Her Glass Slippers And Devotion To Good Deeds, Sophie Knows She Ll Earn Top Marks At The School For Good And Join The Ranks Of Past Students Like Cinderella, Rapunzel, And Snow White Meanwhile, Agatha, With Her Shapeless Black Frocks And Wicked Black Cat, Seems A Natural Fit For The Villains In The School For EvilThe Two Girls Soon 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 Among Handsome Princes And Fair Maidens For Classes In Princess Etiquette And Animal CommunicationBut What If The Mistake Is Actually The First Clue To Discovering Who Sophie And Agatha Really AreThe School for Good and Evil

Soman Chainani s first novel, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been translated into 26 languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios The sequels, A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES and THE LAST EVER AFTER, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List as well Together, the books of the series have been on the print and extended NYT lists for a total of 33 weeks.As a writer and film director, Soman s films have played at over 150 film festivals around the world, winningthan 30 jury and audience prizes, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Sun Valley Writer s Fellowship, and the coveted Shasha Grant, awarded by a jury of international film executives When he s not telling stories or teaching in New York City, Soman is a die hard tennis player who never lost a first round match for ten yearsuntil he started writing THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL Now he loses all the time.

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  • 403 pages
  • The School for Good and Evil
  • Soman Chainani
  • English
  • 14 March 2017
  • 0062104918

10 thoughts on “The School for Good and Evil

  1. says:

    The boys went off to fight with swords while girls had to learn dog barks and owl hoots No wonder princesses were so impotent in fairy tales, she thought If all they could do was smile, stand straight, and speak to squirrels, then what choice did they have but to wait for a boy to rescue themIf any book ever deserved to be Disney fied, this would be it.This book is seriously sweet It was just delightful It is a middle grade alternative fairy tale which parodies and utilizes fairy tale The boys went off to fight with swords while girls had to learn dog barks and owl hoots No wonder princesses were so impotent in fairy tales, she thought If all they could do was smile, stand straight, and speak to squirrels, then what choice did they have but to wait for a boy to rescue themIf any book ever deserved to be Disney fied, this would be it.This book is seriously sweet It was just delightful It is a middle grade alternative fairy tale which parodies and utilizes fairy tale tropes to excellent effect, and I constantly sniggered with laughter at its tongue in cheek hilarity.It is a light book, a Harry Potter style boarding school novel based around fairy tales It was just fucking adorable, let me tell you, but it is not too sweet at all For a middle grade book, this story had a surprising amount of darkness and depth It questions the nature of friendship, it questions good and evil, it tells us that it is our choices in life that matters in the long run, that our nature is self determined She was Evil, always Evil, and there would never be happiness or peace As her heart shattered with sadness, she yielded to darkness without a fight, only to hear a dying echo, somewhere deeper than soul.It s not what we are.It s what we do. This book tells you that you do not have to be what people want you to be There is room for change within your soul You do not have to fit into the mold You are capable ofthan people expect You do not have to be beautiful in order to have a beautiful spirit.The Summary Most children are afraid of being kidnapped Not Sophie.Before you judge her, realize that the kidnapper in question is not a man, but a being A mythical being called the School Master rud to capture two children every 12 years, to make them into fairy tale creatures One good child, one bad child Boy or girl They will be separated from their families forever For most children, this is a thing to be feared.Not Sophie.Sophie longs to be kidnapped, she has dreamt of it her entire life She deserves to be a fairy tale princess And indeed, there is no one in her village who isbeautiful than Sophie Even when she s sleep deprived, Sophie is a vision of loveliness Her waist long hair, the color of spun gold, didn t have its usual sheen Her jade green eyes looked faded, her luscious red lips a touch dry Even the glow of her creamy peach skin had dulled But still a princess, she thought. So lovely But it s not effortless As all girls know, looking good takes a fuck ton of work, and Sophie has to work at it Her beauty routine puts mine to shame As for the rest of Sophie s beauty routine, it could fill a dozen storybooks suffice it to say it included goose feathers, pickled potatoes, horse hooves, cream of cashews, and a vial of cow s blood. The School Master can only pick one good child, and Sophie is determined to be it In her quest for goodness, she befriends her polar opposite, Agatha.Agatha can never be described, however generously, as beautiful Her hideous dome of black hair looked like it was coated in oil Her hulking black dress, shapeless as a potato sack, couldn t hide freakishly pale skin and jutting bones Ladybug eyes bulged from her sunken face. Sophie and Agatha may be friends, but their relationship can best be described as passive aggressive The passive aggressiveness coming entirely from Sophie Sophie s eyes flashed You re lucky that someone would come see you when no one else will You re lucky that someone like me would be your friend You re lucky that someone like me is such a good person I knew it Agatha flared I m your Good Deed Just a pawn in your stupid fantasyOn the night of the kidnapping, Sophie and Agatha got kidnapped, or rather, Sophie went entirely willingly and Agatha got dragged into it Sophie expected to be accepted into The School of Good Agatha is praying against hope that she will not be forced into the School of Evil.It didn t exactly work out the way they planned Stunned, Sophie watched Agatha plummet into pink cotton candy mist Wait no The bird swooped savagely towards the Towers of Evil, its jaws reaching up for new prey No I m Good It s the wrong one Sophie screamed And without a beat, she was dropped into hellish darkness. The lovely Sophie wound up in the School of Evil, a school that trains fairy tale villains She sticks out like a sore thumb among the hideous creatures her fellow students Here was a mass of the miserable, with misshapen bodies, repulsive faces, and the cruelest expressions she d ever seen, as if looking for something to hate One by one their eyes fell on Sophie and they found what they were looking for The petrified princess in glass slippers and golden curls.The red rose among thorns. Sophie knows what to do She ran for her life. The hideous Agatha finds herself among a gaggle of pretty pretty princesses An entire school of Sophies She knows she doesn t belong She knows what to do Agatha did the only thing she knew how to do when faced with expectations.Up the blue Honor staircase, through sea green halls, she ran. Uh, no Sadly, the school doesn t work right back It s a magical school, y all, and like it or not, Agatha and Sophie are there to stay Or else Children who fail disappear They have to stay, they have to work at it if they are to stay alive.Fairy tales are darker than they look, and surviving this school will take all of Sophie and Agatha s cunning Will they manage to maintain their tenuous friendship The fight escalated to a ludicrous climax, with Sophie beating Agatha with a blue squash, Agatha sitting on Sophie s head, and the class gleefully making bets as to who was who Go rot in Gavaldon alone Sophie screamed Better alone than with a phony Agatha shouted Get out of my life You came into mineWill they be able to face the danger the darkness within the schoolBut the boys train for war in class, a girl moaned We haven t even learned to fight said another Would you like to be a slave to villains Beatrix fired back Made to cook children and eat princess hearts and drink horse blood And wear black Reena cried.Evergirls gulped Then learn quickly, Beatrix said. Was it a mistake to put Sophie into the School of Evil and Agatha into the School of Good Or will both Agatha and Sophie realize that they re where they should be, all along The SettingWell, in the School for Good, they teach boys and girls like me how to become heroes and princesses, how to rule kingdoms justly, how to find Happily Ever After, Sophie said In the School for Evil, they teach you how to become wicked witches and humpbacked trolls, how to lay curses and cast evil spells The setting in this book is just freaking adorable Take all the tropes you ever know about fairy tales and squish it into a book You might expect it to be bad No It s not It s fan fucking tastic We have hideously warty creatures, we have snouty, socially awkward, innately evil villains in the School of Evil We have gloriously charming and handsome boys and girls in the School of Good who are just so full of themselves Tedros was used to girls watching him But when would he find one who sawthan his looks Who sawthan King Arthur s son Who cared about his thoughts, his hopes, his fears And yet here he was, pivoted purposely as he toweled so the girls could have a perfect view. The setting is beautiful, we have fairy tale castles and beautiful bedrooms and pretty fluffy pink candy cane shit in the School of Good, and nasty, dirty dungeons, and food you wouldn t feed to your worst enemy in the School of Evil There are magical geese, werewolves, gargoyles, and fairies they bite.And then there s the curriculum AHAHAHA The curriculum Uglification, can you imagine Poor Sophie.The teachers are hilarious, from evil hags and witches, to an actual fucking fairy tale princess Princess Uma looked far too young to be a teacher Nestled in prim grass, backlit by lake shimmer, she sat very still, hands folded in her pink dress, with black hair to her waist, olive skin, almond shaped eyes, and crimson lips pursed in a tight O When she did speak, it was in a giggly whisper, but she couldn t make it through a full sentence Every few words, she d stop to listen to a distant fox or dove and respond with her own giddy howl or chirp Oops she tee heed I have too many friends Agatha couldn t tell if she was nervous or just an idiot. Sophie She s not meant to be loved She is a character that grows on you If you ever wanted a fairy tale trope, Sophie is IT, man She is beautiful, she is different, she has always felt like she was meant to be a princess And man, I felt a tremendous sense of schadenfreude when Sophie got put into the School of Evil Sophie is a devious character Don t let her golden fair appearance fool you She may seem fluffy in appearance, but she is not a character to be taken lightly Sophie was crouched over a puddle of water on the floor, singing as she applied blush in her reflection I m a pretty princess, sweet as a pea,Waiting for my prince to marry me Three bunk mates and three rats watched from across the room, mouths open in shock. Sophie is absolutely convinced that she is in the wrong school, and we can t blame her It is a lifelong dream, and it was dashed to the ground in one moment Her character development is marvellous All these years she had tried to be someone else She had made so many mistakes along the way But at last, she had come home. Agatha Undoubtedly, thesympathetic of the two The hideous girl, always the hated one She cannot look past her own appearance to see what s underneath Agatha prickled with shame In this School for Good, where everyone was supposed to be kind and loving, she had still ended up alone and despised She was a villain, no matter where she went. Agatha s self esteem is so low that it s below sea level Agatha is dependent upon Sophie, in a way They were friends before, and Agatha clings onto that friendship for so long that she nearly forgets what it means to be independent Agatha felt familiar shame rise Everything in her body told her to shut the door again and hide But this time instead of thinking of all the friends she didn t have, Agatha thought about the one she did.Agatha slipped into the pink parade, put on a smileand tried to blend. The Friendship The friendship between Agatha and Sophie is so beautifully written Their relationship is one fraught with power play, struggles, and they are so complex because of it Both love one another, while deeply resenting one another, but they have one common purpose Eventually, they realize that they have to rely upon one another to make it through The girls collapsed in tormented heaps Ready to go home Agatha panted.Sophie looked up, ghost white Thought you d never askA fantastic middle grade book, enjoyable by all ages Highly recommended

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    Two towers like twin headsOne for the pure,One for the wicked.Try to escape you ll always failThe only way out is Through a fairy taleI would love to say that this was a cute story filled with beautiful and lovely themes like friendship, love and trust but it was actually the opposite.And it was violent Quite violent.While I didn t expect the story to be like that, I did enjoy it and found it very entertaining.Sophie is a princess like girl who dreams of princes and forever beauty, wTwo towers like twin headsOne for the pure,One for the wicked.Try to escape you ll always failThe only way out is Through a fairy taleI would love to say that this was a cute story filled with beautiful and lovely themes like friendship, love and trust but it was actually the opposite.And it was violent Quite violent.While I didn t expect the story to be like that, I did enjoy it and found it very entertaining.Sophie is a princess like girl who dreams of princes and forever beauty, while Agatha is a gothic girl Boys are not what she seeks She wantsa friend, a true friend who will be there for her whenever she needs one.I really really thought this was going to be a lovely tale about friendship but the truth is Sophie uses her friend Agatha to accomplish her goals She doesn t understand why she has been put in the Evil school while Agatha, the ugly one, was sent to the Good school.What was interesting is to see how much effort Sophie put in trying to prove to everyone, especially Tedros, that she was the good one and deserved to be changed school She never stopped trying to prove herself and that got my respectbefore she actually did start to act and be like a witch.I liked the world building and even almost loved it The problem is that it was overcharged There were so many characters and teachers and names that that s what they ended up being for me names without a body When a character talked except for the main ones I had to dig hard in my memory to find who that person actually is and what her his connections with the girls or prince are.The prince, Tedros, by the way, started out being very entertaining He s the kind of prince that seeks a princessand beauty like Sophie Of course, Agatha was for him nothing while Sophie, charmed him after only a glance from her in his direction coughs superficiality coughs Too bad Evil and Good can t be together Or can they It was a fast paced read, even though it started out slow, with a beautiful writing and characters that will surprise you in both ways I enjoyed reading it and look forward to discover how the story continues.I think you will enjoy itthan I did, if only you don t get your hopes up thinking that this is a heart warming story filled with only endearing characters that will enchant you Image source

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Sooooo this is a lesson on how an amazing cover can sell even the worst book I deeply regret buying this Let me tell you why.At first, I read the way Good was portrayed especially the girls and I thought, this will be overturned By the end, it will be revealed that these vain, catty, boy obsessed children are actually evil And I can t really blame them for being vain and catty, because if they aren t asked to the ball by a boy, they fail aka, they die Literally But then I start to real Sooooo this is a lesson on how an amazing cover can sell even the worst book I deeply regret buying this Let me tell you why.At first, I read the way Good was portrayed especially the girls and I thought, this will be overturned By the end, it will be revealed that these vain, catty, boy obsessed children are actually evil And I can t really blame them for being vain and catty, because if they aren t asked to the ball by a boy, they fail aka, they die Literally But then I start to realize, that the divide between Good and Evil is REALLY confusing Evil can never have love the catch phrase of the book , and yet according to Dot, being a friendless villain is humiliating Evil does not forgive, they seek revenge, and yet Dot who is evil saves her roommate s life and they re friends again.Good is about purity and not vanity, and yet at the end when the evil students do good things, they become beautiful Dot even becomes skinny and the good students become ugly some even go bald Aside, I find the implied fact that fat and bald are indicative of evil to be incredibly disturbing Evil must be ugly because only when they re ugly can they get rid of vanity and be FREEEEEE, so they obsessively try to make themselves uglier.So at the end, when the evil people did good and got pretty and the good did bad and got ugly, I realized that what the book was ACTUALLY saying was that appearance actually does indicate the state of the soul.But, I hear you say, isn t it saying that the outside reflects what s inside, making a physical response to the saying actions speak louder than words You would be right, if you weren t so wrong Because Aggie, who everyone thought was evil, is said through most of the book to be very ugly thus everyone thinks she is evil Then, a teacher tells her she will make her beautiful When Aggie thinks this has happened, she is beautiful people even stop and stare, amazed by her beauty When Aggie finally sees a mirror and realizes nothing has actually changed, she realizes that because she thought she was ugly, she was ugly So even though she was good, poor self esteem was enough to make her look evil Once her self esteem had been boosted and she thought she was beautiful, she was beautiful Let this be a lesson, teenage girls even if you do good things, unless your self worth improves, you will always be ugly and people will call you a witch And actually, I m not sure this book even says THAT, because is it really self worth if you only thought you were beautiful because other people were telling you as much However, now that Aggie is pretty and has self esteem, suddenly she fits right in with the good girls Suddenly, she doesn t care about going home, seeing her cat, seeing her mother, or helping Sophie her only friend Because who needs home, family, or friends when you ve got BOYS One boy, in particular Now that she has the possibility of a happy ever after, she throws everything out the window and tries to get asked to the ball so she doesn t die.That s right, it s a world where if a girl is not pretty enough for a boy to ask her out, she is killed And apparently, every year the boys make a pact that two of them will go together rather than having to be the one to go with the ugliest girl And again, I thought, this will be overturned.NOPEInstead of the girls becoming self reliant beings who are worththan what a man is willing to say they re worth, the magical thing that happens is THIS year, all the good girls get asked and no one dies.But that s not how it ends It ends with Sophie evil friend dying for Aggie good friend and Aggie s kiss bringing Sophie back to life true love s kiss Sophie says, who needs princes in our fairy tale and for a moment I think YES It is all undone Realizations abound NOPE Because as the girls disappear to go to Happily Ever After together, Aggie realizes if she goes with Sophie she ll never get to be with the BOY She whirled to Tedros With a cry, her prince seized for her wait And as I understand it, in the sequel Aggie regrets spending happily ever after with her best friend, so she leaves and goes in search of Teddy.One brief shining moment, and then that So what is the book about It s about how girls are motivated entirely by boys Female friendships are broken apart by boys The back stories of evil women usually involve boys And even though you might not need a boy in the end, you REALLY want one Also, poor self esteem makes you ugly, and no boy will want you then.To be followed by the sequel, which is about how best friends will never replace boys although, to be fair, I haven t read it And won t But I m not finished I could, in fact, go on for a very long time about all the problems with this book go ahead, ask me I dare you , but I just want to mention quickly the problem of the wolves, and the naked thing I m not sure the author understands what wolves are in fairy tales In this book, the wolves are in charge of the evil school, and at one point Sophie refuses to change into her school uniform So the wolf took care of it himself So this child has just been stripped and re dressed by a wolf In a fairy tale Later, Sophie dreams of her father, who is wearing a wolf mask I felt kind of sick to my stomach.This leads me to my final problem how often the girls are naked in this book I don t have the patience for it, but if anyone is going to read re read it, I would love it if you would put a flag next to every time a character is naked wrapped in or hiding behind something to hide their nakedness They take each other s clothes off their backs, they wear boys PJs because they burned each other s clothes, they come back naked from this spell that they do and they do it a lot , a boy becomes naked to use his talent It would just be interesting to see how many times in this book children are naked Okay, tl dr, I ll shut up now.But don t buy it I m begging you Don t pay money for it.EDIT GUYS IT S DISASTER OMGEEEEEEEEE NO PRINCES gag

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    I was pretty excited to read The School for Good and Evil until I realized it was a middle grade book Don t get me wrong, I don t have anything against middle grade books generally, but the ones I prefer tend to be the meaningful stories starring kids with deeper themes anyone can appreciate, rather than the dumbed down, intentionally silly, or overly simplistic takes most middle grade authors choose to write instead Still, I gave this one a chance and Soman Chainani actually surprised me a I was pretty excited to read The School for Good and Evil until I realized it was a middle grade book Don t get me wrong, I don t have anything against middle grade books generally, but the ones I prefer tend to be the meaningful stories starring kids with deeper themes anyone can appreciate, rather than the dumbed down, intentionally silly, or overly simplistic takes most middle grade authors choose to write instead Still, I gave this one a chance and Soman Chainani actually surprised me at first, after a few chapters I really thought The School for Good and Evil would fall into the former category rather than the latter, but by the end my overall impression is a book that s rather shallow yet completely incoherent.First of all, I m not a fan of black and white good versus evil I tend to find those kinds of stories played straight, well, boring and judging people based on their looks just plain dumb and not a lesson any kid should be learning no matter how many cheesy fairy tale riffs are used to liven up the story I guess I m just one of those people who much prefer a book that asks questions what makes someone good what makes someone evil which is why I saw a lot of promise with Chainani s premise, with the beautiful but vain Sophie ending up in the School for Evil while the ugly and loathed Agatha s in the School for Good Made me wonder, why is Sophie evil Her vanity And is everyone wrong about Agatha because, besides Sophie, they don t really know her For a while actually, Chainani did seem to be going in that direction, with self professed goodie Sophie confronted with situations that brought out the evil inside her, and Agatha doubting whether she truly is a witch as everyone says As an exploration of good and evil, not the subtlest thing ever, but for a middle grade book, pretty good.Unfortunately, it seems to me like Chainani really didn t know where he was going after those initial few chapters, because even before the story of good and evil totally falls off a cliff, The School for Good and Evil is just horribly inconsistent Sophie is, one moment, an incompetent villain, and the next, the most powerful and feared witch in both schools Agatha spends most of the book holding Sophie s hand as Sophie struggles as a villain, then all of a sudden discovers her inner princess and now can t go toe to toe with Sophie even though she s been better with magic through the entire book Sophie s fellow witches Hester and Anadil are one moment Sophie s evil tormenters, the next her evil coconspirators, and finally on Team Good Things about the School Master and his mysterious agenda are revealed, but then they don t go anywhere There s some talk of why Good succeeds in fairy tales while Evil doesn t, but that doesn t go anywhere either After reading through all these twists and turns trying to figure out the point of the reveals, I m sorry, but the plot just didn t make any sense, none of the characters behaved with any rhyme or reason, and if there s supposed to be a coherent message about good and evil, it s completely lost to me.And ultimately, that s my problem I wouldn t be complaining if I thought Chainani wasn t trying to tackle good and evil in a way that s far deeper than the typical middle grade adventure, but with all the inconsistencies and a zigzagging plot builtfor random unpredictableness than conveying a moral, The School for Good and Evil islike a fairy tale written by M Night Shyamalan than the Brothers Grimm Even before the ending which caps a book of nonsense with a scene that makes the least amount of sense of all, with an explanation for Good s triumph and Evil s failure that reads like it was borrowed from a fortune cookie, I didn t like at all the way Agatha and Sophie, characters initially written to challenge stereotypes of good and evil, themselves become stereotypical good and evil characters After so many pages spent on these two friends discovering their inner selves, whether hero or villain, at this school, why one is good, one is evil, I ll never know And if you can t even deliver on the central premise of the book, then what s the point As for positives, Chainani s writing is fairly amusing in places and that s about it The School for Good and Evil works as a middle grade princess and witch story, I guess, but those who read fairy tales looking for morals and deeper meaning should probably stay away

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    4.5 starsNow before you do anything, I want you to take a good long look at the blurb.Sounds cute, right A re imagining of fairytales A Hogwarts like school where princesses princes and villains are trained Two very different girls that hint at an unlikely friendship.Okay, now throw those thoughts in the lake Go on.This book will not be anything like you imagine Many times have I found myself questioning whether or not it should even be classified as middle grade The pretty cover clothes a 4.5 starsNow before you do anything, I want you to take a good long look at the blurb.Sounds cute, right A re imagining of fairytales A Hogwarts like school where princesses princes and villains are trained Two very different girls that hint at an unlikely friendship.Okay, now throw those thoughts in the lake Go on.This book will not be anything like you imagine Many times have I found myself questioning whether or not it should even be classified as middle grade The pretty cover clothes a disturbingly dark story, but one of humor, friendship, and dare I say it, true love.Sophie and Agatha are two very different girls Sophie is gorgeous, stuck up and only dreams of being a princess and marrying a prince Agatha, on the other hand, is hideous and after getting kidnapped to the school, she only wants to go home with her best friend, Sophie Who, as you can guess, is so not interested.I did not like Sophie at first The girl is supremely shallow and bitchy She only does good deeds so she can get into the school of Good and her friendship with Agatha in the beginning is nothingthan a charity project She sort of reminds me of Sansa from A Game of Thrones before all that shit went down and she gained some brain cells But her character development was brilliant and totally realistic She relapses to her old selfish ways multiple times in the narrative usually over a prince and screwing Agatha over in the process , but towards the end, I was rooting for so hard even though view spoiler she had turned evil hide spoiler She s an incredibly sympathetic and complex character Agatha, I loved from the start Her devotion to Sophie and disdain of beauty obsessed princesses and macho princes completely won me over Though I must confess I liked her less towards the end when view spoiler she went all moony eyed over Tedros It happened too quick and it seems to follow the fairytale trope of The One without concrete reasoning hide spoiler Their opposites attract friendship actually reminds me of Elphaba and Glinda from Wicked.They hate each other at first, but then, they begin to rely on each other They struggle through tests So Many Tests and their friendship gets stronger every time Sophie needs Agatha as much as Agatha needs her They are the core of the story and I loved it.And the romance I can t talk too much about it without giving away the ending, but I will say this view spoiler I really, really need to applaud Chainani for creating a LGBT relationship in a children s book And although I like Tedros, I will bitch slap him if he messes with them hide spoiler The School for Good and Evil will make you laugh, make you cry and generally, leave your feels in a mess.And I cannot recommend it highly enough.My review of A World Without PrincesMy review of The Last Ever After

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    EDIT After finishing A World Without Princes I realised that I didn t remember what happened in the first book So, I had to re read it The first book is slightly better than the second one Btw, Tedros needs to be punched Hard Naprosto bo Jedna z nejlep ch knih, kterou jsem letos etla Chystala jsem se na ni u dlouho, ale kala jsem si, e po k m a vyjde u n s Pak jist osoba z n byla tak nad en , e jsem si ji musela p e st taky A te ji doporu uji naprosto v em.Je spousta retel EDIT After finishing A World Without Princes I realised that I didn t remember what happened in the first book So, I had to re read it The first book is slightly better than the second one Btw, Tedros needs to be punched Hard Naprosto bo Jedna z nejlep ch knih, kterou jsem letos etla Chystala jsem se na ni u dlouho, ale kala jsem si, e po k m a vyjde u n s Pak jist osoba z n byla tak nad en , e jsem si ji musela p e st taky A te ji doporu uji naprosto v em.Je spousta retelling poh dek nebo kn ek, kter se na nich zakl daj , ale nikdy jsem ne etla n co takov ho DTy mal vky jsou naprosto bo Jestli z stanou v esk m vyd n , tak si ho p jdu koupit DSophie m naprosto tvala, takov n na nafrn n A v te, co je na tom nejhor Kdyby to myslela v n , tak by z n byl jeden z nejlep ch villain Ale to ona ne Ona si rad ji bal okurky N kdy jsem m la chu j je vrazit n kam Sice jsem Team Evil ne ekan , ale rozhodn fand m Agathe D Ta m aspo n jak po dn charakter DKdy jsme u charakteru School for Good bych p ejmenovala na kolu pokrytc A Tedros by byl prvn z nich, ten kluk m nehor zn vyt el S Beatrix nebo jak se to jmenovala D by se k sob n ramn hodili A ten konec Wow, ani v nejmen m jsem to ne ekala CHCI POT EBUJU dal d l I ten trailer je bo pros m J chci aby to nato ili A nov , trailer k druh mu d lu moudr teda z n j nejsem, akor t v m, e bude n ez D

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    AFGHASDFGASHDF THIS BOOK I ve never beenemotionally unstable in my life Far from true, but still I m torn up inside.https emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.coI love the premise of it so much it hurts me to try to put it into words But I will suffer through this pain for you.So, The School for Good and Evil focuses on Sophie and Agatha Sophie is beautiful, shallow, and a bit of a snob Agatha is ugly, insecure, and very kind They live in a world in which fairytales happen, and every yea AFGHASDFGASHDF THIS BOOK I ve never beenemotionally unstable in my life Far from true, but still I m torn up inside.https emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.coI love the premise of it so much it hurts me to try to put it into words But I will suffer through this pain for you.So, The School for Good and Evil focuses on Sophie and Agatha Sophie is beautiful, shallow, and a bit of a snob Agatha is ugly, insecure, and very kind They live in a world in which fairytales happen, and every year, the two kindest and most terrible children, respectively, from their village are kidnapped, never to return.But eventually, they show up in the fairytales the children read.That s actually one of about a thousand massive plot holes, but whatever We re not done yet, synopsis wise.Sophie is obsessed with the idea of ending up in a fairytale Agatha dreads the idea of becoming a witch.They re both kidnapped, unsurprisingly BUT PLOT TWIST Agatha ends up in the School for Good, and Sophie, in the School for Evil.DUN DUN DUN.It s actually a whole lotboring than that This book is a million pages long, and every possible bad side effect that could come with that does It s boring it s repetitive it s slow moving it s filled with plot holes it s supremely indecisive about its own themes, characters, and storylines.But That premise tho.I am so fully torn on EVERYTHING ELSE about this book The characters equal like and dislike Agatha is pretty consistently adorable and likable Sophie is occasionally a total badass, but most of the time so snobby and intolerable and mean I just wanted her to accept her inner villain, and it was awesome when she did, BUT IT LASTED LIKE FIVE PAGES Guh.The relationships equal like and dislike There s this guy Tedros who is a total babe, and Sophie targets him, but I kinda like the him Agatha schtick Except it s always made to be sooooo dramaaaaatic and justyuck There s a big friendship with Sophie and Agatha, which I normally love yay female friendship but it s just so problematic sometimes To quote the great Britney Spears toxic The themes equal like and dislike There s a shaky theme of no one is truly good or evil, which is cool, except it completely ruins the chances of me seeing the badass villains I wanted so badly out of this book It also seems like there s some sort of attempt toward feminism, based off how short the princess end of the stick is compared to the princes , but it never quite gets there The premise versus the execution Seriously one of the most brilliant, creative worlds I ve EVER EVEN HEARD OF, but the execution can be just awful SO MUCH WASTED POTENTIAL I COULD CRY.I don t know I guess I ll read the sequel and see whether like or dislike wins out HA Like whether Good or Evil wins in this book I am so funny I impress even myself But then I ll probably still read the third one either way, because I am both a massive pushover baby and a glutton for literary punishment.And I wonder why my average rating is so low.But I digress.Oh I almost forgot This absolutely, no way no how, is a children s book Nor is it YA Nor should the characters be 12, or however old they are That s digusting.Yippee.Bottom line I DON T KNOW WHO KNOWS P.S The book trailer for this book is A M A Z I N G

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    She had always found villainsexciting than heroes They had ambition, passion They made the stories happen Villains didn t fear death No, they wrapped themselves in death like suits of armorStory Did you ever wish you were part of a fairy tale like Snow White or Cinderella Yes Than that s the perfect book for you Every four years two children are kidnapped from Gavaldon and disappear This year the mysterious man takes two girls, two friends Sophie and Agatha But whShe had always found villainsexciting than heroes They had ambition, passion They made the stories happen Villains didn t fear death No, they wrapped themselves in death like suits of armorStory Did you ever wish you were part of a fairy tale like Snow White or Cinderella Yes Than that s the perfect book for you Every four years two children are kidnapped from Gavaldon and disappear This year the mysterious man takes two girls, two friends Sophie and Agatha But when they arrive a strange thing happens the beautiful Sophie is send to the school of evil whereas Agatha is send to the school of good The confused girls try to get into the right side of the schools and learn that nothing is as it seems Now an adventure begins in the school of fairytales, of good and evil First I was a little bit skeptical about the whole story, but theI read, theI loved the story It was really really entertaining and the last 30% were filled with action, betrayal and really crazy stuff It was absolutely awesome Characters I need to say I was a little bit skeptical with the characters Even though they fitted the story, they felt a little bit simple Their thoughts, dreams etc So so simple Go home get to the right school save my friend get the princeBut the farther I got theI learned to love the characters, especially Agatha But next to Agatha and Sophie the other characters felt really simple and plain Also I had a problem with the age of the characters, they didn t feel like twelve year olds The way they acted, the feelings they felt and other things made me always think that they were sixteen or at least fifteen World There is a world where fairy tales exist And even though you wonder how can that be That s not the only thing The people in this stories the princes, princesses, evil witches and monsters don t appear from nowhere There are being taught at a school For every part of the fairy tale there is a school one for good and one for evil And in there they learn how to fight, how to do magic, how to speak to animals and so on It s really magical Absolutely perfect worldbuilding Relationships The only real relationship I can see in this book is the one between Sophie and Agatha and oh man is this a complicated one Even though I have no doubt at Agatha s side of the friendship I was a little bit skeptical about Sophie She s really really egotistical and most thoughts in her mind are about herself or her beauty prince hair But then. they still had a really strong friendship and I really adored the way Agatha always thought about Sophie and her wellbeing and saving her and herself She always protected her friend and that was so so sweet I don t want to say anything about the love story in this book, but it was not my favorite one, even though it was kind of sweet Writing style I loved the story and the execution of it, but sometimes it still felt a little bit too simple for Young Adult and too much of a middle grade novel But it was still really entertaining and I had fun reading it.Maybe I m just too critical, because I m too old for this book Is 23 too old Is it Either way I really liked this book and will continue with the rest of the series

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here REVIEW TO COME TOMORROWSecond Read Review THE REVIEW IS POSTEDFor he looked into your hearts and saw something very rare Pure Good and Pure Evil this book was recommended to me by my big sister, she said that this book was good and she thought I would like it and I should tried reading it but that time I hated reading novels for no apparent reason I just hated so I just ignored her recommendation until February 2015 I don t remember the exact date but I do remember that on February 2 REVIEW TO COME TOMORROWSecond Read Review THE REVIEW IS POSTEDFor he looked into your hearts and saw something very rare Pure Good and Pure Evil this book was recommended to me by my big sister, she said that this book was good and she thought I would like it and I should tried reading it but that time I hated reading novels for no apparent reason I just hated so I just ignored her recommendation until February 2015 I don t remember the exact date but I do remember that on February 2015, I went into a bookstore just because I wanted to buy comics not a novel but I couldn t find any comics that I wanted to buy and then I saw this book and I remembered how my sister recommended it to me and she even said I would like it and I should tried reading it, So I decided to buy a copy and I didn t even think I would become a book lover, I just wanted to try it and if it s boring then I would stop reading it but my life has never been the same after I read this book I have changed from being a person that hated novels to a person that can t live without novels because they help me to become a better person and they make me stronger to get through hard times I just can t live without books any so I wanted to say thank you very much to Mr Chainani for writing this book because without this book, I wouldn t become this person and I wouldn t have all these amazing adventures that I got from novels this book changed my whole life and I never want to be the person I was before I became a book lovernow, lets talk about the book I decided to reread this book because I used to love it and I gave it 5 stars so I wanted to know whether I still loved it or not and at first I didn t really enjoy it like it bored me but I kept reading it and the story got interesting and this book also made me laugh so much and I also found myself muttering like JUST KISS way too many times and maybe that s because I mostly always read YA books and the pacing in this book was okay it wasn t too fast or too slow it was fine and when I reread it, I felt as if I was reading it for the first time because I didn t remember anything except the opening and the ending of this book but when I almost reached the ending, I somehow didn t feel as excited as I used to feel when I reached half of the book I don t know why, though shrugs and this book has romance and in my opinion, the romance wasn t really good it was kind of boring I think I would enjoy it muchif it didn t have romance I honestly don t know why Agatha still wanted to be friends or best friend with Sophie, this girl hurt her Agatha was so nice because if I were Agatha, I wouldn t want to be Sophie s friend any not after THISPoor Agatha coughed You pushed me through a win dowWHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK seriously, If I were Agatha I wouldn t care about Sophie any Agatha s heart was so good, no wonder she got into School for Good I tried the quiz and I was an Ever but still, if I were Agatha, maybe I would forgive Sophie but become her friend best friend NO WAY Sophie was crazy bitch I mean didn t she think twice before she pushed Agatha I know she was angry at Agatha but Agatha helped her several times I could see how much Agatha love her and didn t she think about how much Agatha have helped her this girl is really an ungrateful bitch and few days ago while reading this book, I thought I would order the second and the third book but then after I finished reading it, I changed my mind I won t order the sequels because I just don t really care about the ending or what will happen in the sequels and actually, this book was 3 stars for me but I gave one extra star because this book got me into reading and it also made me laugh and I don t laugh easily while reading thank you guys for reading and liking my review hope you all have a nice day First Read 5 Stars GUYS I tried the quiz and the result was I m an Ever, I got accepted to the The School for Good with a soul score of 70% Good and 30% Evil But before taking the quiz, I thought I was a Never and I would get accepted to The School for Evil what about you guys Have you tried the quiz If you have, which school you got accepted What are you A Never or an Ever and what about your soul score I AM REREADING IT THIS BOOK WAS THE BOOK THAT MADE ME LOVE READING BOOKS I used to hate books without apparent reason and I m STILL so grateful I tried reading this book because if I hadn t read this book, then I wouldn t have been here and I wouldn t have had all these awesome adventures with books

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    This might even be a 4.5 5 stars I really really enjoyed this a lot the anti fairy tale thing is so well done and just SO GOOOOOD Love the characters love everything LOVE.

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