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Soman Chainani

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Soman Chainani's first novel, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been translated into 26 languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios.

The sequels, A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES and THE LAST EVER AFTER, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List as well. Together, the books of the series have been on the print and extended NYT lists for a total of 33 weeks.

As a writer and film director, Soman's films have played at over 150 film festivals around the world, winning more than 30 jury and audience prizes, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Sun Valley Writer’s Fellowship, and the coveted Shasha
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“She had always found villains more exciting than heroes. They had ambition, passion. They made the stories happen. Villains didn't fear death. No, they wrapped themselves in death like suits of armor! As she inhaled the school's graveyard smell, Agatha felt her blood rush. For like all villains, death didn't scare her. It made her feel alive.”
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil

“In the forest of primeval
A school for Good and Evil
Twin towers like two heads
One for the pure
And one for the wicked
Try to escape you'll always fail,
The only way out is
Through a fairytale.”
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil

“What's the one thing Evil can never have... and the one thing Good can never do without?”
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  791 votes, 30.5%

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  330 votes, 12.7%

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  162 votes, 6.3%

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  67 votes, 2.6%

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  58 votes, 2.2%

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  43 votes, 1.7%

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  39 votes, 1.5%

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  34 votes, 1.3%

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  33 votes, 1.3%

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  31 votes, 1.2%

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  30 votes, 1.2%

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  27 votes, 1.0%

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  23 votes, 0.9%

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  22 votes, 0.8%

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  21 votes, 0.8%

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  20 votes, 0.8%

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  20 votes, 0.8%

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  17 votes, 0.7%

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  17 votes, 0.7%

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  16 votes, 0.6%

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  16 votes, 0.6%

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  15 votes, 0.6%

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  14 votes, 0.5%

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  14 votes, 0.5%

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  14 votes, 0.5%

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  13 votes, 0.5%

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  11 votes, 0.4%

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  10 votes, 0.4%

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  9 votes, 0.3%

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  9 votes, 0.3%

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  8 votes, 0.3%

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  8 votes, 0.3%

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  8 votes, 0.3%

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  8 votes, 0.3%

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  8 votes, 0.3%

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  8 votes, 0.3%

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  8 votes, 0.3%

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  7 votes, 0.3%

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  7 votes, 0.3%

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  7 votes, 0.3%

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  6 votes, 0.2%

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  6 votes, 0.2%

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  6 votes, 0.2%

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  5 votes, 0.2%

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  5 votes, 0.2%

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  5 votes, 0.2%

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  5 votes, 0.2%

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  5 votes, 0.2%

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  4 votes, 0.2%

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  4 votes, 0.2%

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  3 votes, 0.1%

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  3 votes, 0.1%

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  3 votes, 0.1%

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  3 votes, 0.1%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  0 votes, 0.0%

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Jennifer Varnadore Thanks for adding me as a friend! I took the quiz right after finishing the first book. No matter how many times I took it, I turned out an Ever. Want to test my sister. XD


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