Thursday, June 25, 2015

Book Review: The School for Good and Evil - Book One


"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."

My review

I have been reading "The School for Good and Evil" by Soman Chainani. It is 488 pages long, not even counting the pages if you get the paperback "Special Edition" version. When I first saw this book at Barnes and Nobles, I thought that the cover was very elegant and beautiful. The cover got me to look at the Synopsis, which made me want to read it even more.

In this fairytale journey, Sophie and Agatha meet their match when they are taken to their schools by a mysterious bird and dropped through the air. As Sophie is dropped she sees that she is falling into the muck and filth of the School for Evil; while Agatha gets dropped into the cloudy, yet sparkling river to the School for Good. Sophie expected to be the princess of the fairytale with her golden locks glass slippers and hot pink dress. Agatha on the other hand just wanted to go home to her graveyard and Reaper (her cat), but instead she got taken to a bright pink wonderland of beauty, candy, and love. What measures will these two girls take to get home and go back to their old lives???

I'm really excited to share my point of view on the book. The whole time I was reading it, I was sitting on the edge of my chair. There were parts of the book that were really suspenseful. This book is a great read for tweens, teens, and adults, because readers like the impossible. For example: I've heard  people talking about 20 years from now us having video games that you get transported into and cars that fly (like that's going to happen). Fiction is the impossible, if you ask me, because fiction means "written stories about people and events that are not real; or do not exist ~ Merriam Webster"!

For more information on this book, visit their official site! At this website there will be information on the author and his books, but also their will be a test to see if you are an Ever or a Never!!!

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