“The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.”
This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless 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, thrust amongst 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 & Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one."
That cover?? gah! Awesome.
The School of Good and Evil was a fun, funny, awesome and magical adventure that will leave you craving the sequel!
I love the differences between the Agatha and Sophie and I love the chaos that ensues when the end up at the wrong schools, both of which are really different and really awesome! It is such a funny read in lieu of Roald Dahl, because while you will be laughing out loud or giggling at the absurdness of it all, you are being taught, you are learning a moral lessons of sorts; in a world of Good and Evil, not everything is black and white...
The world these two girls live in is the world where magic and legends and fairytales truly exist, like Cinderella! I love when stories have these kind of allusions and pull them off! There are some many magical creatures in this book as well!
Sophie and Agatha were very different and were both complex and complicated while still remaining classic and necessary tropes.
The writing was yes, a little juvenile, but that does not mean that it was not unintelligent or witty, 'cus it most def was! I loved the writing style and the characters and the world and I cannot wait for more. I hope that the film will be just as Good...and Evil!! ;-)
Fans of A Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter and Fablehaven will greatly enjoy this series!!
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"No story lives on unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen. Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home." -- J.K. Rowling