book reviews · middle grade

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani


Title: The School for Good and Evil
Author: Soman Chainani
Source: Bought
Series: The school for Good and Evil book 1
Edition: Paperback
Publication: HarperCollins
Pages: 488 pages
Category: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Adventure


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?



This read was an intriguing read for me. The plot got me interested and hooked up immediately. I’m definitely a sucker for fantasy novels. Although this was one of the books which I bought and left in my shelf for a long time, it did not disappoint. It gave me a new perspective on fairy tales. It also reminded me that there is a fine line between becoming a witch or princess.

I  gave it a rating of four hearts because I think the plot has more room for other developments between Sophie, Agatha and Tedros which I’m looking forward in the second and third book.


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