The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil

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This year best friends Sophie and Agatha will discover what it is to be a student at the fabled School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shape-less 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, among handsome princes and fair maidens 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.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062104892
0062104896
Branch Call Number: J FIC CHAI
Characteristics: 488 pages : illustrations, color map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bruno, Iacopo - Illustrator
Alternative Title: School for Good & Evil

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fjorden
Oct 28, 2018

I remember picking up this book in 2013 at Chapters. Unfortunately, Chapters closed down and is replaced by Staples.
I was 12 when I read this book and when you put this book, belonging to the fantasy genre, and my age together, you'd expect me to love this novel.
And I did.
I was transferred to another place, and for a while I could forget about things that were going on in my life. Reading this book was therapeutic, despite how exciting the writing is.
And so I read each book as they came out in 2014 and 2015. It felt awesome to be a part of Chainani's writing journey, and it still is with his new series of books.

Although I may have grown out of this genre and have gone on to read more mature material, The School for Good and Evil will always remind me of my path into adolescence, and how I was able to find refuge within its pages.

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leileileeculham
Aug 14, 2018

I can't find the first book can someone post a link!?

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Steven2
Jun 28, 2018

this book is amazing, reading 2nd time.
Highly recommended,sad there is no movie to watch as well.

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JulieBuffy
Apr 02, 2018

Love how it's unpredictable. I'd end up in school for evil for sure.

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yellow_lark_20
Mar 20, 2018

A delicious wake up to the world, a thrilling romance, and a beautiful story every one should read.

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egailo2
Mar 08, 2018

this book is amazing!!!!!!!

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anne1212li
Oct 25, 2017

I love this book when I first read it and now that I finished the 4 th book I can't believe what I missed in life

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brown_monkey_502
Jul 07, 2017

The School for Good and Evil is a twisted fairy tale with fluctuating emotions. The two main characters, Sophie and Agatha, were swept away from their village. they find themselves in front of the School for Good and Evil. Sophie, the prissy princess girl, is to attend the School for Evil; Agatha, the grim witch girl, is forced to attend the School for Good. This book left me desiring for more. It had everything I loved in a book: fairy tales, gore, and mysteries waiting to be revealed. This is not your ordinary fairy tale book with happy endings.

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selenium_dove_3
Jun 24, 2017

The school for good and evil is a thrilling ride through society's favorite fairy tales, myths, and common assumption. I finished it all in one day, and i still can't believe how good it is. It's like your most precious daydream and your most fevered nightmare, all at once. YOU WILL NOT REGRET READING THIS BOOK. OR ITS TWO SEQUELS.

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hjhhujingheng55
Jun 22, 2017

interesting

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fjorden
Oct 28, 2018

fjorden thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

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Nekoparfait
Jun 29, 2018

Nekoparfait thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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white_dove_649
Mar 18, 2018

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Mar 09, 2017

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Dec 22, 2016

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Nov 09, 2016

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Aug 28, 2016

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Aug 29, 2015

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brown_bear_1383
Nov 09, 2016

Sophie was always the great princess. Agatha not so much her mother was a witch and thinking it is there story they get swept in. Agatha gets dropped off into magical fairy world while Sophie gets dropped off at a dark smelly witch place! can the two make things better before things go horribly wrong?

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angelicaM3
Jul 16, 2015

this is what Sophie has dreamed for her entire life to be a princess, and Agnes a witch, but does it seem their dreams are reversed?

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BookWorm4Eva_101
Jun 09, 2015

Sophie has always wanted to be a fairy tale princess. While her best friend, Agatha just wants to try and live a normal life in her small house near the graveyard. Sophie's wish instantly comes true when she and Agatha are both taken to the School for Good and Evil. But their futures are reversed, Sophie is in the school for evil and Agatha who is suppose to be a witch, is in good.

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BronzeEagle
Aug 13, 2014

In the forest primeval A school for good and evil Two towers like twin heads One for the pure One for the wicked Try to escape you'll always fail The only way out is through a fairy tale. In the village of Gavaldon, Sophie with her long golden hair, perfect complexion, and good deeds seems the perfect fit for the school for good. Her friend agatha with shapeless black dresses and dislike for everyone seems the perfect fit for the school for evil. That night both girls are taken to the school. But the bird drops agatha in the school for enlightenment and enchantment and Sophie in the school for evil edification and propagation of sin. Is this a huge mistake? Or where they truly belong.

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Yellow_Hawk_9
Aug 09, 2014

Sophie is a princess. She has long golden locks and perfect skin. All the result of two hours of vigorous extensive grooming and preening. And of course she does many good deeds like befriending the which who lives in the graveyard. She does all this so that she will go to the school for good, meet her prince, and have her very own fairytale. To her delight, almost as soon as she arrives, her fairytale begins.

But what if this isn't her fairytale?
What if Sophie isn't a princess after all?

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Trelystus
Jan 07, 2014

A small shrivled girl who wears black and has vicious bird decapitating pet cat called Reaper is best friends with the most gorgeous girl in the town of Gavaldon. While the pretty princess Sophie dreams of being swept away by the School Master to end her dull life and begin a fairy tale one, Agatha the darker one is content to stay where she is - hoping to live just an 'ordinary' life. All this changes the night a masked shadow creeps into town and kidnaps Sophie! Running with all her might, Agatha catches up and latches on, refusing to let go and demanding her friend back, but is ignored by the figure. Soon after they find themselves in the clutches of a giant bony bird who flies them over to the schools for good and evil. As he hovers over the the school for good first, Sophie thinks her wish is about to come true, but then the bird drops Agatha instead. Sophie watches in horror as the bird then hovers over the school for evil, and release's his gripon her, sending Sophie plummeting into her worst nightmare.

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Alina_Zheng Mar 22, 2015

"How about a vote?" chirped Uma. "VOTES ARE FOR SISSIES!" Castor roared...

Alina_Zheng Mar 22, 2015

"Fly, Sophie! You're free!" The chicken tried to fly, then realized it couldn't, and plummeted to its death. "For the first time, I feel sorry for an animal." Lady Lesso said. Another "15" spat in Sophie's face.

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Yellow_Hawk_9
Aug 09, 2014

Its about who we are Sophie. Its what we do.

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Trelystus
Jan 07, 2014

In the forest of Primeval
A school for good and evil
Two towers like twin heads
One for the pure
One for the wicked
Try to escape you'll always fail
The only way out
Is through a fairy tale

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Yellow_Hawk_9
Aug 09, 2014

Other: This book is very awesome. (it may be to awesome, watch out! :)

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