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The School for Good and Evil

Narrated by: Polly Lee
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
4.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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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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IT WAS Awesome!

Great storyline and you could picture the story as Polly read it out overall it was a great read.📕📗📘📙

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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!


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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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  • Jason Dunn
  • 02-05-2020

Ok for my 8 year old girl.

Grace said it was the best book she has ever heard. And she should know.

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  • Miranda Jubb
  • 15-08-2019

Good

I thought it was very interesting I think some chainanani could have developed the. Characters a bit more but still it was good

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-2019

I love it

I love this book. I read this as a book and this just solidifies my love for it!

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  • James L.
  • 30-03-2019

School for good and evil

I loved listening to this audiobook and am going to listen to all of them


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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-03-2019

Amazing

I could not stop reading this book go Sophie go evil I love this book

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  • BudoJo
  • 09-03-2017

ore twists than three little pig's tails

A very good reading of an excellent story of good and evil, which constantly surprises and delights in a world of creative brilliance.