Sunday, May 11, 2014
Review: The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
I'm just so glad I decided to read it. There were a few things that bothered me. Mostly things that made me unhappy. Sigh. But I also loved everything at the same time. So I'm going to give this book a five star. Because it was simply amazing and I couldn't help but love it. And so glad that I did. The School for Good and Evil was just beautiful. And also so heartbreaking.
This book is mostly told from the point of views of Sophie and Agatha. And I loved reading from them both. Though I loved Agatha the most, as a character. She is just so alone. And hurt. And I connected a lot to her. She has no friends. She is ugly. And it is heartbreaking. And so lovely at the same time. In the beginning of the book, we see her and Sophie becoming friends. Though I can't help but feel that their friendship wasn't all that real. Hmph. But I also loved their friendship at times. But then other times I hated it. Because it felt like Sophie was just using Agatha. And that broke my heart so much. Sigh.
I won't talk about the plot. About how everything happens. You can read that in the summary. Anyway. It is about fairy tales. About this fairy tale land. Well, school. The School for Good and Evil. Where boys and girls get kidnapped to. And Sophie has wanted to get kidnapped for the school for years. Which I still don't really understand. But I also get that she didn't have such a great life in her village. But still. I sort of liked Sophie. She was cute. But also so shallow. And mean. And evil. I didn't love her; I'm sorry.
There is so much happening in this book. So much to love. Reading about some spells. Reading about the different creatures. Reading about the kind of horror about the school. What happens to those that don't graduate and become a fairy tale. It was just so honest. And awful. I loved it. I loved reading about the Evil side. Such horrors there. It was awesome. And the Good side. Such awful people there, lol. I did adore a few of them. Like the prince, Tedros. I adored him. I disliked him. Mostly I loved him.
There are so many characters in this book. I loved so many of them. Though they did confuse me some times. I adored Dot. And Hester grew on me. Even the mean girl in the Good school. Sigh. There was just so many well-done characters in this book. I loved that. I just loved everything about this book. Despite it making me so sad. There are many heartbreaking scenes. Just so sad. And amazing. Not going to say much more about this book. Just that it was awesome. And the ending was cruel, lol.
I suggest that you all read this book right away if you haven't yet. Because it is perfect. It is beautiful. And I just loved it so much. The feelings that Agatha has.. heartbreak. I loved it. So real. So honest. And so like me, in a way. I loved her to pieces. I even loved Tedros, despite his sort of betraying ways. Not that I could fully blame him for it; as that whole Good vs Evil thing seems so confusing. Yet awesome. Anyway. There were so many amazing things in this book. Writing. Characters. Everything.
Huge thank you to HarperCollins International for sending me a finished copy of this book a little over a year ago. <3 I'm so sorry it took me forever to read it. But I loved it. And I'm so glad I read it. Cannot wait to start book two. I'm so excited :D But also beyond worried. As, you know, I always peek at the endings, lol. And I'm so confused by what I want to happen. I love Agatha so much. And I still dislike Sophie a little. And I want Agatha and Tedros together. Sigh. This book made me feel so much. <3