I hope you’ve all had an amazing weekend and none of you are feeling too gloomy at the prospect of going back to school/work tomorrow.
This week I want to do a quick review of a book which I recently read.
The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani is a middle grade fantasy and adventure story that asks the question: Are any of us truly Good or truly Evil? Most children from the small village of Gavaldon would be terrified at the prospect of being taken away in the night by a mysterious School Master. Not Sophie. She dreams of being whisked off to the School for Good and finding her prince in Ever After and her wish comes true, almost. Her best friend Agatha has been cast off as Evil but things change when the two girls arrive at the school.
Through a series of hilarious and nail biting antics we get to follow the girls journey through a school almost as addictive as Hogwarts. With this books magic and whimsy I think everybody can find something in it that they love. Sophie is perhaps one of the funniest literary characters I have ever come across and I was genuinely laughing out loud for so much of this book. It was easy to read and never became slow or annoying. The school setting was absolutely addictive and some of ideas, although at first appear parallel to Harry Potter, were 100% unique in an incredibly refreshing way. The romance was tasteful and it didn’t take centre stage despite its purpose in the book. I could not recommend it enough to all of you, I think its the perfect light and whimsical story that everyones looking for.
I rate this book a five out of five stars!
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And thanks again Beth