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Publisher's Summary

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.…

©2013 Soman Chainani (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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I think it was good

I liked this book, overall. I think the charicters and world was creative, and I liked the plot and the fairy tail part! I think some bits were a teeny tiny bit boring, but mostly, love it. Can’t wait to start up the next one!

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Transformation!!!!

Transformation! So good!😍😍😍 you will love this book if you love transformation, Magic and whorthogs!

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Gripping storyline.

Enjoyed the conflict and the connection of the characters, it was extremely gripping, kids loved the adventure.

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  • 14-01-2018

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The story is great though i didnt like the ending that much overall its great

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  • Indy
  • 14-05-2016

Perfect. But beware of sequels.

This was all I dreamed it would be and more. Nuanced, exciting and modern take on fairy tales, good and evil, self discovery.. Beautiful, inspiring and I welled up at several parts with how much I connected to both characters and the story.
But I have to warn (without spoilers) that I really cannot recommend the sequels. There are some good parts in them but overall they slowly undermine most of the wonderful subversive aspects that I loved so much in this book and replace them with watered down versions and the very tropes and stereotypes I thought we were getting away from. I wrote reviews on the other two book pages if you want more info but this is as vague as I'll be on the first book page.
What the beautiful relationship (my OTP if you will) of Sophie and Agatha turns into especially leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.
So if you want to be left with satisfaction and good (not Good lol) vibes then finish your journey with this perfectly wrapped-up book.
I'm so let down but this first book still means a lot to me, even if something went really wrong in the other two.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-08-2020

Amazing!

Its incredible, every little word draws you in and sucks you into the book as if your one of the characters! Thats the author and the readers choice of how you get caught up on this fanominal book!
If you are hesitant to read it, go for it and see where it takes you!

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  • Therese Davidsson
  • 22-07-2020

the perfect fairytale

It was a simple delight from start to finish, which took me about two days as I couldn't stop listening.
the main characters feel real and compelling and use the kind if logic only 12 year old can. and the twists were nice and foreshadowed. lovely work, going to grab the next book as soon as possible.

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  • jane bullen
  • 01-05-2020

Amazing Best Book I've Ever Read!

This was such a fabulous book. It had so many cliffhangers I was addicted and couldn't stop listening. It had so many emotions all into one, I felt the pain when the character was grieving, I felt the jubilation, when the character was happy. I felt as if I could relate to the characters as if I knew them. It had a lovely message of stay true to yourself and keep your friends close to your heart and not to let them slip away, even in harsh circumstances to find time for your friends. I laughed I cried what more can I say!


Age 10

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  • Helen I.
  • 25-02-2020

This book

An amazing story but Polly Lee could read mor enthusiastically. I would recommend this book.

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  • lucy jameson
  • 15-12-2019

The school for good and evil

This book is amazing, it is so descriptive and it is full of details. I love it!

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  • Rachel
  • 16-07-2021

The best

I Love this story because there is lots of adventure and is the best of this story

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  • Michael Gahan
  • 13-10-2020

Just AMAZING! Outstanding idea for a book!

It would be brilliant if it was a movie, the movie would be amazing amazing amazing I love this audiobook terribly! 101% recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😇😈❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • ROISIN
  • 05-07-2020

The performer made my ears BLEED

I love the school for good and evil so I decided to get it on audible......
The person who reads it make my ears BLEED please change the voice actor! PLEASE!!!!

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  • Rebecca
  • 15-06-2020

Amazing!!!

5 reasons you should get this book:

5) It has brilliant voices and narration.
4) It has a plot with several twists and turns.
3) It’s an original idea, cleverly told.
2) There’s lots of dramatic and exciting moments.
1) It ends on a cliffhanger so get the next book (a world without princes) right away!

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