The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
7 word summary: Appearances aren’t what they seem in Gavaldon.
Fantasy. First in a series. ©2013. 488 pages. Share with ages 9-13.
Sophie of Gavaldon has dreamed of getting chosen by the School Master to attend The School for Good and Evil where fairy tales are created. She’s confident that her beauty and newfound friendship with homely Agatha will secure her admittance to Good. Agatha wants nothing to do with the school, and when she and Sophie are both taken she’s desperate to return home. Sophie isn’t…until she is dumped into the Evil section of the school, while Agatha lands in Good. With lavish storytelling and careful pacing, this Potter-esque novel will keep you on your toes as you discover what it means to be good…or evil.