through a world torn by morals, discovering who they are at heart, and holding together friendship in the midst of survival and love.

This book is an absolute treasure; with fully fleshed out characters, expressive world-building, and an immersive story that keeps the reader glued to the pages! Soman dives far into the theme of good and evil, what it means to be truly good or truly evil, who is really which one, and if it is something someone can surely judge from face value?

The School for Good and Evil is the perfect book for readers looking for a fun book to read in their spare time and is especially a treat for readers looking to devote themselves to an expansive story as this book is the first installment of a series of six. I recommend this book especially to fantasy loving middle school students due to its simple style of writing and bold take on the fairy-tale genre.