Although this book is marketed as middle-grade fiction, I shelved it as "YA" because I believe it is more suited towards older readers. Because The School for Good and Evil is quite a dark and twisted story and disturbing at times.
And it was effing brilliant.
What an unconventional story! I truly did not expect the story to turn out the way it did, but I enjoyed it. It's fresh and original and left me mind-blown. I liked how the ending was so surprising.
I hated Sophie at first, but she grew a lot throughout the story. As for Agatha, it was kind of the reverse. I really liked her in the beginning, but was ever so slightly annoyed with her towards the ending. Whatever.
So, why not four or five stars? I don't know what, but there's something I can't quite put my finger on that's bothering me about this book. Maybe I just need some time to figure it out.
Overall, I think this was pretty good and I totally recommend it. Just be prepared for something that's not your typical fairytale.