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The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, Book 1)

The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Soman Chainani
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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“Amazing!!! Brilliant!!! PERFECTO!!! Mindblowing!!! Love it. Absolutely LOVE it.” Ava

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A dark and enchanting fantasy adventure perfect for girls who prefer their fairytales with a twist.

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.

Sophie, the most beautiful girl in town, has always dreamed of her place at the School for Good while her friend Agatha, with her dark disposition seems destined for the School for Evil. But when the two are kidnapped they find their fortunes reversed…

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3240 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (6 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,724 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get ready for a new favourite book! 12 Jun 2013
This is now in my top three favourite books EVER!

This book could have been written for me! Every page was perfect from the dark graveyard with its twisting trees, too the glittering pink and blue school for good. This is a real Fairy Tale and an epic one at that! The end of this story is so heart stopping, completely exciting it felt like an end to a series rather than the start, I don't know how he's going to top this 1st book.

Spoilers ahead

I can't say enough brilliant things about S.F.G.A.E I loved both the main characters Sophie and Agatha so much. Each girl was beautiful and totally brilliant in her own way so much so each one of them became very real to me. I loved watching Sophie embracing her inner villain, especially through her outfits! F really is for Fabulous! But more than anything I loved watching Agatha turn into a princess. And her finding her inner and outer beauty that was always there Agatha just couldn't see herself, made me so happy I cried. It was such a beautiful part of the story.

The school and the world they lived in was described so vividly that I could see it in front of me, smell and taste what they did! I didn't just read this book I lived it and loved every second of it.

The hardcover book is truly beautiful. The illustrations are stunning and the old page edges made me feel like I had something really precious. This book is presented like the enchanting tale that it is. I'm in love with the school for good and evil.

Thank you Soman for this fairy tale. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in this series. If by any chance you're reading this Mr Chainani, PLEASE let Agatha and Tedros find each other and get there happily ever after together!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shell Shocked 1 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 24 Jun 2014
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Very good book and at a good price and yes I would recommend to other people to buy this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Precocious seven-year-old's favourite book 16 Jun 2014
Daughter has been reading since 3 and it's tricky to find stuff currently.
Cannot be too gory, scary or sexy.
But this book was a real find.
She adored it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice 31 May 2014
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With interesting twists to the storyline it's good for readers who likes ever after high or other things like that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Magical fairy tale 28 May 2014
Review: Every four years, two children are taken from the village of Gavaldon, to the School of Good and Evil. There, they learn things that enable them to become characters in fairy tales, whether they be princesses, witches, fairy godmothers or plants. Agatha is a strange child who is thought of as a witch, living alone at Graves Hill and having one friend, Sophie. Sophie is a girl with blond hair and the confidence that she will be taken to be a princess. Sure enough, they both are taken, but Agatha ends up in the school for Good and Sophie in Evil. With their expectations reversed and both wanting out of their schools, they both learn things about their destinies, and themselves.
I love fairytales. The idea that all of the characters are real people who all trained at the same school is a very intriguing one, that I really liked.
From the start, Sophie was a bit annoying and Agatha was more my kind of girl. It was satisfying seeing Sophie get dropped at Evil, and seeing how she coped with it. She stayed annoying throughout. Agatha dealt with her fate a bit better. I liked Agatha’s bluntness, which made me laugh. Both girls develop massively throughout, realising different things about themselves and where they truly belong. Tedros, the prince, was really irritating. He didn’t really do much and he just got on my nerves. The supporting characters like Hester and Dot were well developed.
The world building is great. It’s a magical setting, with wolves and fairies, and a mysterious School Master and the Storian, a pen writing the fairy tales. The story moves along well. The end is very climatic, with everything happening in a blur at once. The very end was a bit sudden.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 19 May 2014
By Anne
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I loved this book it was shocking and exciting and you wouldn't know what was going to happen next.
The book was a good size ( If you enjoy long books get it).
I think this book is suitable for ages 8-14 but it can be for older children to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Could Not Put it Down 13 May 2014
By Katy
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I read the first few pages on the online preview, and was completely hooked. The rest of the book did not disappoint.
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