Soman Chainani has written a wonderful book. The School for Good and Evil is a book that will enchant readers who love fairy tales.
Sophie and Agatha are the best of friends. Sophie has always tried her best to be good in hopes that one day she will have her very own fairy tale with her very own happily ever after. The girls live in Gavaldon, deep in the forest. Every few years two children are taken in the middle of the night to the school for Good and Evil. Sophie really wants to go and does her best to be selected. Agatha doesn't want Sophie to go and while she tries to stop Sophie from leaving she finds herself in the school of good and Sophie ends up in the school of evil. This is not what either girl wants. Agatha wants to go back home to Gavaldon and Sophia wants to be in the school of good. They try to switch schools and they try to go home but none of their plans work. When their fairy tale begins to be written there is nothing they can do, they must live out their fairy tale. Sophie still believes that they are in the wrong schools but as they continue to attend classes and face challenges they start thinking that perhaps they are in the right schools after all. They learn that true friendship can last even if one is a witch and the other is a princess. They learn it isn't who you are, rather it is what you do that really matters.
This was a great story and with so many twists and turns you will not want to put this book down until you finish the story. There is some good and bad in all of us and we need to learn how to choose the good and create our own stories and create our very own happily ever after. For most of us, what we think our happily ever after should be is usually not what it actually turns out to be.
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