Middle-Grade Book Review: The School for Good and Evil #1 The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

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Middle-Grade Book Review:  The School for Good and Evil #1 The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

by Soman Chainani
Middle-Grade Book Review:  The School for Good and Evil #1 The School for Good and Evil by Soman ChainaniThe School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, Book 1) Published by HarperCollins UK on June 6, 2013
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, JUVENILE FICTION / General, Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories, JUVENILE FICTION / Royalty, Juvenile Fiction / School & Education
Pages: 496
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THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL is now a major motion picture from Netflix, starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, and many more!

A dark and enchanting fantasy adventure for those who prefer fairytales with a twist. The first in the bestselling series.

Every four years, two girls are kidnapped from the village of Gavaldon. Legend has it these lost children are sent to the School for Good and Evil, the fabled institution where they become fairytale heroes or villains.

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White at the School for Good. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black dresses and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

But 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?



What if the fairytales we’ve grown up on aren’t exactly what they seem? What if Rapunzel went to a school and trained to become a princess, and what if Rumpelstiltskin was trained to be evil? Of the two girls living in the small town of Galveston, one is sure she will be kidnapped to attend school for good and evil.
Sophie has befriended a girl named Agatha, who the whole town has deemed a witch. Sophie is kidnapped, and Agatha is along for the ride, but the schoolmaster believes that Agatha is in the school for good and Sophie in the School for Evil. What transpires as you read this story is crafted so beautifully that you will fall in love with the whole series and be ready to check out the movie.

About Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani’s debut series, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, has sold more than 2 million copies, been translated into 29 languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture.

Each of the five books in the series — THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES, THE LAST EVER AFTER, QUESTS FOR GLORY, and A CRYSTAL OF TIME — have debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list. Together the books have been on the print and extended lists for more than 35 weeks.

The sixth and final book in the series will be released in 2020.

A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s MFA Film Program, Soman began his career as a screenwriter and director, with his films playing at over 150 film festivals around the world. He has been nominated for the Waterstone Prize for Children’s Literature, been named to the Out100, and also received the $100,000 Shasha Grant and the Sun Valley Writer’s Fellowship, both for debut writers.

Soman lives in New York City.