Book Suggestion of the Week

I’m back with another one! I’m going to post Book Suggestions on Friday’s, but becuase this is a Holiday I’ll make an exception.

Okay, this one is another personal favorite, and don’t not-read-it just because it seems kinda cheesy. Just read on, and you’ll see.

                               The School for Good and Evil

                                                 Soman Chainani

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani.  The pacing of this one is a little off - slow through the middle and rushed at the end - but those who are longing for a  visit to a magical boarding school won't be disappointed.  A cool twist on classic fairy tales. (Children's/ YA Fiction):

 

Sorry all you guys out there – this might not be your book. Or maybe it is – just know it’s about two girls. Here’s the description:

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.

But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?

 

Okay, so the age level for this book is 8-12….as a 13-year-old, I deny that claim.

So it was a little slow in the beginning for me, but once I got past the first few chapters I found myself going back to it every chance I got. It really makes you question what you know about Fairy Tales (in a good way). It keeps you guessing at every twist ans turn, and begs for you to read the second and third books.

This book is highly under-appreciated. It came out in 2013 and already has a movie deal. The review are fantastic. It’s that good.

So please – for the sake of this amazing book – suggest it to everyone you know! Friends, family, heck – tell the Mailman if you want!

Let me know if you have a book I should read\review\suggest in the comments

-Emily Croft

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