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The School for Good and Evil (School for Good and Evil Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

88 out of 99 people found this review helpful.

This book was so fun!! I got completely lost in it and couldn't

This book was so fun!! I got completely lost in it and couldn't seem to get enough. The characters, the story, everything just came together so well! I was lost in the magic and the fairy tale world. I was excited to know what their story would be. What a cool premise!!...
This book was so fun!! I got completely lost in it and couldn't seem to get enough. The characters, the story, everything just came together so well! I was lost in the magic and the fairy tale world. I was excited to know what their story would be. What a cool premise!! This book was pure excitement for me. I haven't felt so lost in a world since reading Harry Potter. This was a fantastic start to what is sure to be a series people will fall in love with!

Sophie has wanted to be a princess her whole life. She has prepared for it. She is a firm believer of the rumor that each year two children are taken, one for good, and one for evil. When she gets taken and ends up in the school for evil she thinks there had to have been a mix up. Of course we soon learn that she is not really good and pure. She is in fact selfish, self centered, and not really very nice at all. The thing is, she really thinks that she is. She was a hard character to like personality wise, but I absolutely loved her. She made the story amazing!

Agatha who is boring, drab, and not pretty should have been in the school of evil right? Not a chance. She doesn't fit in with the gorgeous, well mannered princess girls, but her inner good is what makes her beautiful. It's clear from the very beginning that she is right where she belongs in the school for good. I loved that she was always so willing to help people, especially Sophie. Sophie was so mean and insulting to her, but she cares about her. She will always be there for her friend. I really loved Agatha! She was the root of the story for me.

There is of course romance. What kind of fairy tale would it be without one? I would like to say that I liked the love interest, but he was a bit of a shallow jerk at times. I did like him, but I thought that he could have been a little nicer. He has his issues though, so I can see where that stems from. I thought the way the romance was done was absolutely brilliant. I won't really go into it more than that, but it was really great!!

This book was amazing story wise, but what made it even more fabulous was listening to the audio. The narrator captured the characters and the story so well. I was enchanted by the story telling and could not have asked for a better narrator for this particular book. I loved this book, but the audio was the icing on the cake!

Full of action and adventure, this is a must read book. I enjoyed every single second of it. Filled with great characters, and a fantastic setting, this is sure to please! There is a bit of a cliffhanger ending, but it's not so much you want to tear your hair out. I can't wait to see where the story goes next. If you are looking for a great audio, this is one you will want to get, but the physical copy is full of beautiful illustrations also that really enhance the enjoyment. I would recommend this book to anyone!!

*A copy of this was provided by the publisher for an honest review

*Actual rating on on my blog is 4.5 stars

posted by Amabe421 on May 21, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

32 out of 108 people found this review helpful.

Terrible Ending

I loved this book!!! But Sophie and Agatha KISSED!!! I am against homosexuality, so this was very disturbing to me.(THIS IS MY OPINION!!!!!!!!) They don't even warn you about it! I would have given it 5+ stars, but the kiss just ruined it for me. And I know it was just ...
I loved this book!!! But Sophie and Agatha KISSED!!! I am against homosexuality, so this was very disturbing to me.(THIS IS MY OPINION!!!!!!!!) They don't even warn you about it! I would have given it 5+ stars, but the kiss just ruined it for me. And I know it was just one sentance informing you of it, but still. Really? I'm sorry if my opinion upsets anyone, but I am entitled to it.
Thank you for reading my statement.

posted by Anonymous on June 8, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Terrible Ending

    I loved this book!!! But Sophie and Agatha KISSED!!! I am against homosexuality, so this was very disturbing to me.(THIS IS MY OPINION!!!!!!!!) They don't even warn you about it! I would have given it 5+ stars, but the kiss just ruined it for me. And I know it was just one sentance informing you of it, but still. Really? I'm sorry if my opinion upsets anyone, but I am entitled to it.
    Thank you for reading my statement.

    32 out of 108 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    I loved this book until the last three pages. The final kiss to

    I loved this book until the last three pages. The final kiss took me completely off guard, and it felt to me that Sophie and Agatha went out of character during that bit. I wanted to give this book 5 stars, but the last three pages took off three stars for me. I'm still curious about the sequel, though, and I hope the author can ease my frustration from the ending of the first book. But if it keeps or encourages a homosexual relationship between the main characters (or any character), I'll be very disappointed.

    6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    The ending

    The ending was really what got me is how could sophie be so cruel to agatha and at the end up kissing im really againist homosexuality

    3 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    ??

    Do i get book? It has so many mixed rrviews i cant tell. It seems expensive but i normally like dark fary tales. Plz tell me if i should get it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    The school of good and evil

    I had high expectations of this book. The plot was okay, but after chapter 5 it became hard to read. I could not tell the difference between characters. After reading the sample I was very exited about the book. I was very dissapointed. Take my advice. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK BEFORE GETTING IT AT A LIBRARY FIRST. You will thank me. If you like it, fine. I am not your judge. I just think this book could use some improvements.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2014

    Needs way more editing

    I wanted to love this book *so much*, and there were parts that I really liked. The problem is that it overall feels thoughtless and padded. The book needed to be about 25% shorter, and have a good deal more thought put into the themes and how they're going to be played out, especially when it comes to the roles of the two schools and the implications of physical attractiveness. There is some lip service payed to the "true beauty lies within" trope, but it is very shallow and fragmented. Additionally, the writer can't seem to decide if 'Good' and 'Evil' actually need each other, if they're opposites, two sides of the same coin, or equally horrid. It becomes an incredibly frustrating read to anyone who actually likes to engage with a work, especially because it began so promisingly, and I genuinely liked the two female leads (most of the time).

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the writer (who is primarily a screenwriter, not a novelist) dashed this out in a month or so in order to get a better shot at a movie deal for the story, and the publishers bought into the scheme. I hope his script is better than his prose, or that he takes a bit more time to think about what he really wants to say, and how he wants to say it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Kato

    He laughs. "Well. I guess everyone like using the word bit<_>ch here."

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

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    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Anonymous

    What is the target audience for this book? I'm reading all the reviews, but I'm not really sure how to tell anyone's age because some people can be really mature for their age and vice versa. Help?
    For anyone who replies, just call me A
    Thanks:)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2013

    Found Prince charming horribly unlikable. I did like Agatha, but

    Found Prince charming horribly unlikable. I did like Agatha, but found her to be annoying as well. Might read the next installment, but probably won't. 

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Mmm ok?

    Ok so i didnt read the whole thing but i found this book at the store and the first part didnt even make sence......... so umm ya some giant monster is going to get her dosent make sence to me so plz reply

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 1, 2014

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