Title: The School for Good and Evil
Author: Soman Chainani
Rating: 🆗 (33/50)
Age range: 4th-6th grade
This year best friends Sophie and Agatha will found out what it’s like to be a student at the fabled School of Good and Evil. Sophie, with smooth blond hair going down to her waist, her love for pink, ambitions to find her true love, and her good deeds will surely get top marks in the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Agatha, on the other hand, lives in a graveyard, has a wicked pet cat and a dislike for almost everyone seems a natural fit for School of Evil.
But when the two friends are kidnapped by the forces of the School into the endless woods, they find their fortunes reversed. Sophie is placed in the School of Evil to take Uglification, Henchmen Training, and Death Curses while Agatha is in the School for Good, amongst fair maidens and handsome princes in Animal Communication and Princess Etiquette. With almost no friends, (except for each other) mean roommates, crazy class challenges, and a mysterious School Master with unknown intentions, there’s no telling what kind of trouble Sophie and Agatha could get themselves into.
Thoughts (for when you’re done reading, contains spoilers)
I have to admit, at first I thought this was going to be a cheesy novel. Turns out it wasn’t. This book was a thrilling page turner with surprises at every corner. But a lot of times, the book made me mad (that’s a good thing). Like when Tedros and Sophie were about to kiss but Sophie stopped it. At that point they could have gone home. The same thing happened in the Trial. If Sophie had only done the spell that turned her back into a human! She could have proved to the School, Agatha, and Tedros that she was truly good. Why, Sophie? Why? You could have had your happy ending!
My favorite character was Dot. She was nice, and a little sarcastic, which made her an interesting character. I also liked Agatha. Even though she was shy, she stayed true to herself and was always loyal to Sophie, no matter how rude she was to her.
I don’t really have a favorite, favorite part but I did like it when Agatha got the courage to look at herself in the mirror and realized that she was beautiful.
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