The school for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

85%

6 Critic Reviews

Rich and strange...but stronger in the set pieces than the internal logic.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

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

Welcome to the School for Good and Evil, where best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

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 Evil.

The 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 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.

 

About Soman Chainani

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Soman Chainani believes in fairy tales wholeheartedly. When studying at Harvard, he practically created his own fairy-tale major. He is an acclaimed screenwriter and a graduate of the MFA Film Directing Program at Columbia University. His films have played at more than 150 film festivals around the world, and his writing awards include an honor from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference. He lives in New York City. You can visit him online at www.somanchainani.net.
 
Published May 14, 2013 by HarperCollins. 497 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The school for Good and Evil
All: 6 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 0

Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Emilypotter on Jul 12 2015

The story is astounding, the new characters are just as fascinating as the old ones and the twists and turns are always unexpected. Definitely one of my favourite books and everyone should read this amazing series.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by poppy68 on Sep 30 2014

I loved this book as it is very controversial and it shows that you can't judge a book by its cover. I was enthralled at every page by how in-depth the story is.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Mini_and_me on Feb 22 2014

There are no words to describe how much I truly loved reading this amazing book. There was a trick around every corner – and in some parts of the book there was, quite literally, a trick around every corner!

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by SophieScribe on Aug 07 2013

I really enjoyed this book - it was the type that I just had to read from beginning to end as soon as it arrived! The plot propelled me all the way through and though I was sort of expecting it, the ending still managed to be a complete surprise.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jun 17 2013

While the notion that conventions of good and evil don't tell the whole truth is hardly new, exploring the middle ground moves Chainani's novel out of its own ruts and, in the process, shows readers a hyperactively imaginative way to leave black-and-white thinking behind.

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Kirkus

Above average
on Feb 13 2013

Rich and strange...but stronger in the set pieces than the internal logic.

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