- Published: New York : Harper, 2013.
- Year Published: 2013
- Edition: First edition.
- Description: 488 pages : illustrations, color map ; 22 cm
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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The School for Good and Evil
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Call number: Y Fiction / Chainani, Soman
Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Traverwood Youth, West Youth
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This was a fun read and definitely contributed to a larger conversation of the stereotypes involved in fairytales. There were a few great twists and the plot was pretty solid. I did have a hard time following the authors descriptions at times and I was fairly disappointed that the value of physical appearance seemed to be reinforced with the events of the novel. The book began with such a promising start, showing that a person's character trumped their physical appearance and then I felt like Chainani gave into societal pressures to have beautiful, good heroines. Don't even get me started on the plot line of Tedros. However, despite my bristling at that, it was an entertaining book and I will most likely read the second one too (A World without Princes). It did a wonderful job of showing how, even in a fairytale, things are not always black and white.
This book is a fantastic book, filled with many unexpected twists and turns, it will make you reconsider your assumptions about classical fairy tales, and life in general. Is there such a thing as pure good or evil? This book is something new and wonderful.
Sophie and Agatha are friends, but which is good and which is evil? An interesting new fairy tale that feels real.
I hoped it would be about this, and it was! Familiar character tropes twisted in a unique way.
this book is the most awesomest book
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