The School for Good and Evil is a 2013 novel written by Soman Chainani. It is a tale in which best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. It is the first book in The School Years trilogy and the first book overall in The School for Good and Evil series .


At the School for Good and Evil, failing your fairy tale is not an option.

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good, while 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, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good. But what if the mistake is the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?

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.[1]


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Chapter list

  1. The Princess & The Witch
  2. The Art of Kidnapping
  3. The Great Mistake
  4. The Three Witches of Room 66
  5. Boys Ruin Everything
  6. Definitely Evil
  7. Grand High Witch Ultimate
  8. Wish Fish
  9. The 100% Talent Show
  10. Bad Group
  11. The School Master’s Riddle
  12. Dead Ends
  13. Doom Room
  14. The Crypt Keeper’s Solution
  15. Choose Your Coffin
  16. Cupid Goes Rogue
  17. The Empress’s New Clothes
  18. The Roach and the Fox
  19. I Have a Prince
  20. Secrets and Lies
  21. Trial by Tale
  22. Nemesis Dreams
  23. Magic in the Mirror
  24. Hope in the Toilet
  25. Symptoms
  26. The Circus of Talents
  27. Promises Unkept
  28. The Witch of Woods Beyond
  29. Beautiful Evil
  30. Never After




  • The first version of the book had lots more pages than the final one, though this was due to a large font size which Soman changed.[citation needed]
  • There is also a Barnes and Noble exclusive edition that features two Evil stories titled "Children Noodle Soup" and "Rabid Bear Rex".[citation needed]


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