“You’re forgetting something very important about me. I’m a villain” – Hester
The School for Good and Evil (published in 2013) is the first book of the series (also titled) The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani.
Every four years two children are stolen away from home to attend a fairy-tale school. At this school the children are educated about the ways of heroes and villains and taught how to survive in their destined role of antagonist or protagonist. And Sophie? Well, she had waited all her life to be kidnapped. Her best friend Agatha however had different ideas. But what happens when the princess and the witch aren’t exactly what they appear to be in fairy tales? And what happens when something far more sinister is lurking within the school?
- It’s a non-traditional fairy tale – making for a lot of interesting plot twists and characters!
- Chainani has created an immerse fantasy world filled with lots of interesting places, laws and history. To go with this detail, she’s created unique characters each with their own complex, believable personalities
- Throughout the story, the characters learn many lessons, including some about embracing who you are, friendship and growing up