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‘‘ The Storian must write ‘The End’ to seal your wish. And at the moment, it is unable. ’’
Clarissa Dovey[src]

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‘‘ Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series The School for Good and Evil returns with The Ever Never Handbook! Gorgeous full-color illustrations bring your favorite characters like Sophie, Agatha, and Tedros back to school through maps, quizzes, alumni portraits, and more. ’’
—Summary

The Ever Never Handbook is a special "installment" of the SGE series by Soman Chainani. It is supposed to take place after The Last Ever After, during the last part of the school year at the School for Good and Evil, and is a "guide" to new students entering the school. Unlike the other three books, the Ever Never Handbook is filled with colorful art, lists, an Ever-Never Roundtable interview, quizzes, answers to questions, obituaries, and more.

Synopsis

Wish you could go to the School for Good and Evil? Now you can! Join the ranks of heroes and villains who have walked these hallowed halls and mastered what it takes to be placed in their own fairy tales with The Ever Never Handbook.

Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series (The School for Good and Evil, A World Without Princes, and The Last Ever After) comes to life in this handbook full of everything students need to learn in order to survive their own fairy tale—from dress codes and school rules to alumni portraits, kingdom maps, and much, much more.

Every year, students flock to the School for Good and Evil, ready to prepare for life in a fairy tale. The highest-ranked students become the heroes and villains of the fairy tales, while the lowest end up enchanted animals or plants (if they’re lucky, that is).

This handbook is a personal guide to help students to the top of their class—from surviving Uglification, to picking your own sidekick or henchman, to earning a part in the yearly school musical, and so much more. And of course, it’s in glorious full color and duotone because in the School for Good and Evil, very little is black-and-white.[1]

Plot

It appears in the book that Sophie is "personalizing" the School for Evil, clashing against Clarissa Dovey's way of doing things,and has nominated Hort of Bloodbrook as a history professor. (Hort tells his version of "history" in comics). We also get a sneak peek of what Agatha and Tedros are doing at Camelot by Agatha's letter, which is included in the story.

The book is also supposed to have extra sidenotes written in by Hester of Ravenswood, who came back to visit and found a spare handbook. Hester adds in her own unique flair by adding in her own school supplies, her ideas for being "the top villain in school", and even copying down Dot of Nottingham's list of best and worst things to turn into chocolate. The Ever Never Handbook is a wonderful companion to the original books.

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