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The School for Good and Evil: Children’s Book Review

The School for Good and Evil

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The School for Good and Evil. 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!

Amazing read, it is no surprise that the book is in popular demand in our school library.4 Star

Recommended age: 11+

 The School of Good and Evil
Series: The School of Good and Evil – # 1School of Good and Evil
Author: Soman Chainani
Publication Date: 14 May 2013
Publisher: Harper Collins
Source: Purchased

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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


  1. Oooh I saw this on on display at the front of the airport book last weekend. My kids are a bit young just yet, but is it sad to admit that I might read it :))

  2. Oh I loved this book! I just haven’t had the time to pick up the second yet. =)

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