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The New York Times bestselling The School for Good and Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Start here to follow Sophie, Agatha, and everyone at school from the beginning!

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?

Hardcover, 496 pages
Published on May 14, 2013 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062104896
ISBN-13: 9780062104892
314 Book Reviews
  • marypopcorn
    marypopcorn20 days55 stars
    Sophie and Agatha are best friends in the village of Gavaldon , which is under a curse. Every four years, two children are taken from the village in the night and get sent to the School for Good and Evil, where they learn how to survive fairy tales. Sophie is the prettiest girl in the village, and she does lots of Good deeds, so she knows she'll ace school at the School for Good and end up as a fairy tale princess. Agatha, on the other hand, seems like a perfect fit for the School for Evil. She only wears black, lives in a graveyard, has no friends except for Sophie, and everyone thinks she's a witch. But unlike Sophie, Agatha doesn't believe any of that nonsense about the School for Good and Evil. A magic school where kids learn magic and graduate into fairy tales? Puh-lease. But when Agatha and Sophie get taken from the village, Agatha is forced to admit that the School for Good and Evil really does exist. Sophie knew all along, of course, and she was prepared to be taken. But still, nothing could have prepared her for landing in the wrong school! Now they have to figure out how to switch Schools, and try not to fail their current Schools. Sounds easy, right? WRONG. They're both failing at School, they don't fit in at all, and Sophie's roommates Hester and Anadil hate her guts. Things can't possibly get worse, right? WRONG AGAIN. Things can (and do) get worse.Sophie gets sent to the Doom Room as punishment for accidentally hurting a teacher, and when she gets back, Agatha can tell that her friend's experience in the Doom Room has changed her. Sophie grows more wicked by the day, and now the race is on to end their fairy tale and get sent home before Sophie turns into a wicked witch. Then, to make matters even more complicated, Agatha starts to like a boy named Tedros, who Sophie had liked earlier in the year. But Tedros broke Sophie's heart. Then, Sophie has a Nemesis Dream, that shows her who her Nemesis is... And it's not Tedros. Now, with Agatha and Sophie's friendship at stake, Agatha has to end this fairy tale, before Sophie turns into a villain forever. But in order to end the story, Agatha has to pick... Her prince, or her best friend? This is an interesting and great book, and a fabulous debut. The story took many twists and turns, and had me utterly fascinated the entire time. Can't wait for the rest of the series! I wonder what School I would end up in...| I'm at the School now, and it turns out, I am exactly 50% Good and 50% Evil! I am going to be switching between the two Schools every two weeks. My Evil roommates are Hester, Anadil, Sophie, and Dot. My Good roommates are Agatha and Kiko. Hester and Anadil despise me, but Sophie and Dot like me. I think Dot is, like, 51% Evil and 49% Good. I wonder how well I'll do in school. Hester and Anadil hate me, and I think it's because I'm too nice, according to them. Hester hates me even more, because we had an argument. H and A were standing outside the bathroom, yelling at me for taking too long in the shower, and I can't remember all that was said, but I ended up telling H that her hair was more greasy than bad fast food. And A kept trying to snoop in my closet, because I have a box in my closet, and I closed it just as she came into the dorm room. She said "What's in that?" and I said it was none of her beeswax, and she tried to get in the closet, but I put a locking spell on my closet door, so only I can open it. But S and D like me. I already knew S before I got here, and D is just nice. I was given three days to settle in and meet my new roommates. This is my third day, so classes start tomorrow. My first class is *groan* Uglification. I already know I'm gonna fail THAT class. But I don't think I'll do as bad as H and A expect. When I told them I liked doing craft projects and playing outside and doing my hair, they just looked at me like, "girl, you ain't gonna last a day in this school". But I think I'll prove them wrong. Hey! Idea! Whenever something interesting happens, I'll write about it here. So, readers, expect to get a lot of notifications about me updating my review. And if I run out of room, I'll just start a review for the second SGE book. And if I run out of room there, I'll start a review for the third SGE book, and so on and so on. I wonder which School I'll do better in. That's important, because that will determine whether I end up a fairy tale hero, or a fairy tale villain.
    • howls
      howls3 months55 stars
      At first I was like"why dose everyone like these books now I understand" why a beautiful story of self discovery and a tail above what's on the inside.is what counts 10/10
      • wolfiedream
        wolfiedream3 months
        So, I saw this book not too long ago and it looked interesting so i found a sneak peek online and it seems SO cool! Basically it's about two girls named Sophie and Agatha. Sophie is a "princess" who will do anything to get what she wants, while Agatha is her quiet friend. Everyone (Including Sophie) thinks she will be the one chosen by the School Master to go to the School Of Good, and Agatha the School Of Evil. Yet there is a twist that complete affects both of their fairy tales...
        • guineapigglegrl
          guineapigglegrl4 months44 stars
          OMG i just realized I have the book on an e-reader AHH SO EXCITED!!
          • mutley
            mutley4 months55 stars
            I like it
            • guineapigglegrl
              guineapigglegrl4 months44 stars
              It looks great! I want to read this book next!
              • bday_summergirl
                bday_summergirl5 months44 stars
                Oh I read it it’s pretty good
                • redpanda76
                  redpanda768 months
                  It looks amazing
                  • bookfanatic
                    bookfanatic8 months55 stars
                    Amazing his series is my favorite every I have read every book in the series including the one true king the new a nd finale book
                    • Booknerd8 months
                      A lot of people say that this book is mature, but I thought it was fine. It was so good, and I couldn't stop reading. I would recommend this book to many of my other friends.