The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil 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

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 yoThe 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 w

  • ✓ The School for Good and Evil ☆ Soman Chainani
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The School for Good and Evil

  1. 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, winning than 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 years until he started writing THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL Now he loses all the time.

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  1. 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 them If 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 [...]

  2. 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 tale I 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 [...]

  3. 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 fir [...]

  4. spoilers 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 reali [...]

  5. 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 distu [...]

  6. She had always found villains exciting 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 armor Story 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 thin [...]

  7. REVIEW TO COME TOMORROWSecond Read Review THE REVIEW IS POSTED For 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 [...]

  8. AFGHASDFGASHDF THIS BOOK I ve never been emotionally unstable in my life Far from true, but still I m torn up inside.emmareadstoomuch.wordpressI 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 mo [...]

  9. 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.

  10. 3.5Overall I enjoyed this book The story was really fun and I liked the way the author played around with fairytale tropes But what killed it for me was the pacing It took forever to read because I would read 50 pages but it would feel like 200 And the plot switched between moving too fast and too slow I will continue with the next book though since I am invested in the characters but I think I will listen to it on audio because reading this book felt like a workout and I don t have that kind of [...]

  11. Prepare for a breaking of the heart, twisting of the spirit and warping of any illusions you have about Good and Evil Read my Interview with the Author Not Yet Read and see the FanArt Dolls my sister made The School for Good and Evil, it sounds like a light breezy read doesn t it What it really is flabbergasted for the right word is well, downright MAGNIFICENT I haven t loved a book so much in a very long time, and I devour books like a maniac It literally went above and beyond any expectation I [...]

  12. I m not sure if this would lean towards YA or middle grade it did get a bit violent and complex than what I was expecting , but it s a fun story any age could enjoy Basically, there s a school that kidnaps kids and trains them to be villains or heroes in fairy tales.The story reminded me of Storybound, while Sophie and Agatha reminded me a lot of Glinda and Elphaba from Wicked Sophie s shallow, judgemental, and entirely focused on crafting the perfect image because she thinks she s meant to pla [...]

  13. Read This Review More Like It On My Blog First of all, if the awesome book trailer for The School of Good and Evil is what created an interest in Chainani s fiction debut, all I can tell you is this Even watching that trailer now, after the fact, I am excited and impressed And then I remember And then woe The book sadly doesn t live up to the awesomeness that advertised it I m not even a fan of book trailers, but the promotion department for this book deserves a big raise The editing department [...]

  14. So, again, I had a feeling about this book Before even starting it I knew I d like it, probably even love it And it proved me right Agatha, you dressed as a bride for Halloween Weddings are scary It s impossible for me to dislike a character after such a statement From the very first page I was sucked into the magical realm of the School for Good and Evil and it didn t let me go until the very last word Sophie is a princess at heart She loves pink, is beautiful, cares for her looks and Good Deed [...]

  15. Who needs princes in our fairy tale I m going to kick my past self for never picking up this book when I ve wanted to read it for so long Look at all the fun I missed out on This was SO good.

  16. 4 Stars Well that was a whirlwind of an adventure if I ever read one It was fun, hilarious at times, gruesome and shocking, and also just action packed and heart wrenching I m still trying to figure out what exactly Chainani is trying to say in this I get that the main message is that good and evil are shades of grey than anything else, and it also emphasizes the importance of friendship But there are certain things that happen in this story that slightly bewilder me I did enjoy the setting, ch [...]

  17. WOW That turned into a real roller coaster ride at the end I m flabbergasted Need to start the second book ASAP

  18. Now I see why you two are friends, the prince says to the main characters Sophie and Agatha.But wait I want to raise my hand and ask, Tell me why they are friends This is a problem considering the story hinges on this main point While Sophie and Agatha are supposedly the best of friends, the character development doesn t show how this happens When Agatha and Sophie first meet, Sophie isn t Agatha s friend and she says so she realizes Sophie s just using her Sophie is beautiful, shallow, and narc [...]

  19. Impressive world building, bogged down by so much plot They tried to escape umpteen times The Good and Evil sides faced off another umpteen times but someone would always back down The ending went on and on, with magical and physical battles as well as riddle and prophecy solving It needed an editor to rein it in very badly Many of the minor characters were interchangeable, as were the teachers I had trouble remembering which of the teachers taught at which school, since they all mingled so free [...]

  20. Adorable and adventurous, The School for Good and Evil is a fun escape from reality When beautiful Sophie and weird Agatha end up in the wrong school perfect Sophie can t be evil now, can she they re determined to fix this unforgiving mistake This is a magical adventure through and through the book is set at this School of Good and Evil, a wonderfully imaginative school that trains future fairy tale characters Meaning when you graduate, you ll be in a fairy tale book whether a princess, a villai [...]

  21. I was searching for a middle grade book with complicated characters and interesting themes that is exactly what I found in The School for Good and Evil Friendship is one of the things this book focusses on most Agatha and Sophie look like a pair that no one would expect, but their bond continually survives all the obstacles thrown at them Ultimately it is what s most important in their lives.My favorite part of this book was the question posed again and again What is it to be good Is it about lo [...]

  22. Once upon a time, in a land far away How many times have we seen our dear, precious stories from childhood start that way How many times have we read about beautiful princesses, tricked by a witch, or a goblin, or other nasty creatures, and eventually saved by the prince and lived a Happily Ever After How many times have we wished for our own fairy tale ending, to have our own prince swoop us up and run off towards the horizon I, for one, during my early years, wished for that a lot I sighed, im [...]

  23. This was a super fast and fun read for me I really enjoyed a bit of a spin in the fairytale world that we know and the origins of some of the fairy tales by seeing the childhood life they could have led I got so invested in Agatha s growth while simultaneously wanting to drop kick Sophie So, kudos to the author there I cried at the gargoyle and gasped at The Beast I wanted to beat up a fictional character at The Ballif you ve read it you know what I mean for all this All in all, I was happy to h [...]

  24. Kindle daily deal 04Sept17 1.99 on Once upon a time a girl dreamt of being kidnapped.WaitWhat Every four years two children from the village are taken away, whisked off to a school where they learn how to be in a fairy tale One of the children could end up a hero while the other is destined to be the villain Sophie is sure that once she is taken she will get to find her prince and her happily ever after She has even found the girl from the village who she is sure will be her counterpart and befr [...]

  25. MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT okay don t say I didn t warn you The School for Good and Evil has a great premise Sophie desperately wants to get out of the tiny village where she lives Every four years two children are kidnapped from this village, one Good and one Evil, to go to the School for Good and Evil that prepares them to take their part in fairy tales Sophie wants to be a princess, and win her prince While everyone else in the village hides and uglifies their good children when the School Master [...]

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