The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani; reviewed by Kate C.
"The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani is a thrilling fantasy tale of two young girls who have the adventure of their life.
Every four years two children, one good, one evil, are abducted from their villages and placed into Either the School for Good or the School for Evil. They must earn top marks in their classes and when they are through, they are let out into the endless woods and create their own fairy tales.
Sophie is positive she will get into the School for Good this year. With her captivating good looks and her expensive attire, nobody would second guess her as a princess.
Agatha, on the other hand, doesn’t believe in these fictional schools beyond the endless woods. She’s much happier with living in her grungy graveyard house in the tranquil village of Gavaldon where she and Sophie can be friend for ever. She was sure that if these schools were real, she’d end up in the School for Evil.
But on the night of the abduction something very unexpected happened. Sophie and Agatha were both kidnapped but put into the opposite schools; Agatha in the School for Good and Sophie in the School for Evil!
Through the course of the book, the girls find out who they really are and strive, though reluctant, to accept it.
I really liked this book because I could relate to the characters. Some were adventurous and curious and some were quiet and shy. I also liked it because the plot line kept you on the edge of your seat. It was just as interesting at all points of the book." - Kate C.