The School for Good and Evil: Children’s Book Review
With an unlikely heroine and a seemingly twisted beginning, this story, set in a fairy-tale land you’ve never seen before, will take you on a roller coaster ride like no other. You’ll have no choice but to hold on until you are flung off at the end, gasping for more!
Recommended age: 11+
Title: The School of Good and Evil
Series: The School of Good and Evil – # 1
Author: Soman Chainani
Publication Date: 14 May 2013
Publisher: Harper Collins
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“The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.”
This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains….
– Extract from Goodreads.com