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The School For Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook

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4.40  ·  Rating details ·  2,087 ratings  ·  161 reviews
Every four years, two Reader children are kidnapped and brought to the School for Good and Evil to be trained for a life in a fairy tale. There, Evers and Nevers take courses in Animal Communication and Uglification, among others. The highest ranked students become the heroes and villains of the fairy tales while the lowest, well, we dont want to talk about what becomes ...more
Published July 19th 2016 by HarperCollins
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Rebecca Btw it's not a trilogy anymore. There's a 4th book now & it gives a little insight to what will happen then but the actual information is from…moreBtw it's not a trilogy anymore. There's a 4th book now & it gives a little insight to what will happen then but the actual information is from after the 1st 3 so it should be read after the 1st 3 books. (less)
El Yes, its meant to be a book that Evers and Nevers would get to welcome them to the school…moreYes, it’s meant to be a book that Evers and Nevers would get to welcome them to the school(less)

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Ellie
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**THIS IS ELLIES SPOILER-FILLED RAMBLE SO**


**BEWARE**


**THERE ARE TONS OF SPOILERS AHEAD**


**READ AT YOUR OWN RISK**


**NO, BUT SERIOUSLY**



**DONT GO ON IF YOU HAVENT READ THE HANDBOOK**


**THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO TURN BACK**


**IM NOT KIDDING**


**OKAY, DONT SAY I DIDNT WARN YOU**

Oh. My. Goodness.
I recently finished The Ever Never Handbook, and Im still grinning like a total dufus. The book, engulfed in vibrant color and bursting with a familiar sort of magic, completely blew me and my (rather high)
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Maddie
Aug 02, 2016 added it
There are so many little hints to what the fourth book is going to be, I can't contain my excitement!!
Madeline
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
[small spoilers - nothing major. That said, please be warned!]

I am completely amazed by this handbook. If you're a SGE fan, I definitely recommend buying a copy because of the level of interaction (ex/quizzes).

Graphics: 4/4 (2/2).

All of the drawings were spectacular. Ever wondered what the School for Good and Evil looked like? Drawings of uniforms, the schools, the Trial by Tale, the former students this handbook has all of that and more. This definitely did not disappoint!

I can say almost
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*Ramya*
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite, recommended
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Sara Saif
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

Companion books are usually of the lame variety. Ive read many and the only thing that made me enjoy them was my love for that series, not because the novella itself was spectacular. There are exceptions, of course, like Ryan Graudins Iron To Iron and The Ever Never Handbook by Soman Chainani, because


OH.
MY.
GOODNESSSSSSSSS.

What a bundle of fun! I speak with utmost honesty and from the bottom of my heart, it is delightful.


a) It does a STELLAR job of exploring the history of the School for Good and
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Carina Olsen
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second time reading this gorgeous thing. It isn't like a book, as it is full of pictures and art and it's not a story. But it's still so much fun to read and I enjoyed this handbook a whole bunch. I had forgotten a lot of things in the year since I first read this one, so I'm glad that I read it again. Yay. This book is a must read if you have read the first three The School for Good and Evil books. Because it's interesting and exciting and just full of good things. And especially all that ...more
Shawne
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I'm such a completist I even borrowed this companion handbook out of the library... Sigh. That being said, this is great if you're a true blue fan of the series. Really gorgeously illustrated and imagined throughout, bringing the book and characters and world to life in a quite lovely way. Chainani packs in a lot of wry humour and detail via some well observed character voices/insights, which is fun (especially accompanied by Michael Blank's truly wonderful illustrations). It does tend to drag ...more
Annette
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of course, this is actually not a real book, but I had a busy day today and I needed something light and quick and easy and funny and after reading the first four books in this series, I was quite certain that this book would be exactly what I needed today.

And I was absolutely right. This book is exactly what it says it is: Its a guide for a first year student on what to expect from the school for good and evil and its hilarious at times and quite insightful too. Not only do the characters get
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Jen (Jen & Mel's Book Nook)
This book just didn't do it for me. I only got through a few pages before I started skimming and then I gave up. I just wasn't interested at all. I don't care about or even really like the characters. I was more annoyed than anything at the hints to the sequel series because these books should've remained a completed trilogy. At this point I think I'm done with the series.
Olivia Williford (LivTheBookNerd)
Full review to come.

Now I really want to reread SGE x3 before Q4G comes out 👀

~~~

My Rating: 4 stars

Full Review: http://livthebooknerd.blogspot.com/20...

[MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR BOOKS #1-3]
Hey, guys!

I've been dying to get my hands on The Ever Never Handbook for the longest time. Thankfully, during the last major bookoutlet sale (that I took part of), I was able to get my hands on a copy. I've been totally in love with this series since the summer of 2015 and I'm so excited for the new spin-off
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Renata
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I mean I haven't officially read this because it's Rasya's book (thanks bud) but I've taken a LOT of sneak peeks when I borrowed it and it's SOOO GREAT. The illustrations are beautifully drawn and Hester's notes are simply hilarious. Review to come, after I've officially read it lol :'D
Kali Cole
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Fantastic pictures of the main characters and the side characters, filled with insightful background info of the School for Good and Evil world, and gave us a hint of the fourth book to this series. I can't wait!
Isabella (lives_in_ya_books)
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent companion book to The School for Good and Evil. I love this series so much!! The illustrations were breathtaking! I can't wait for Quests for Glory!
Damaris M
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5/5 I need to buy this ASAP
This was a really short read but it was amazing and full of wonderful art. We got to see a bit of what is happening with our Favorite characters after the New-Old war and the events of book 3. If that wasn't great enough we also got to see what I really hope are hint for what is happening in the next book in this amazing series.
Tiffany Spencer
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Ever Never Handbook
PLOT: Pretty self-explanatory from the title. It's the School of Good and Evil's handbook/yearbook.

MY THOUGHTS: This was charming! I couldn't be more satisfied with buying this. It's the closest I'm going to get for illustrated editions of these books. Which is truly a shame! Maybe I should message the author and put the thought in his head. Now there's an idea. More gorgeous artwork! This time in color! I'll talk about some of my favorites. The one that stood out the
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Taylor Snow
I love this book! if you love the School for Good and Evil series, you have to read this handbook. Full of hints and lots of references, you will want to always have this book.
Eva
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: superlative
4.5/5

The illustrations made this book.

I loved reading about the School for Good and Evil in such a creative, personal way! I really felt like I was reading the yearbook publication. Honestly, I wish I could visit this world because it's just so quirky and fun!

I really don't have anything more to say.

Read this book.
Sarah Dorra
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Soooo good and hilarious and has soooo many teasers for the coming book. Can't wait!
Pinkink
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
SO I GOT THE BOOK.
AND HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS ABOUT IT.

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Jessica
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sarah
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is definitely the best 'add-on' type book I've ever read, and that's counting the Harry Potter ones.
Taking place after the events of the Sophie and Agatha trilogy this gives us a little insight into what the characters are doing, where they're at and what's going on at the school. We get to see how Sophie has changed the school, implementing some of the most ridiculous rules and costumes. There is also just a hint of possible future stories (or it could be my wishful thinking).
The art
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Ramona
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfection.

Still did not appreciate Sophie being a self-centered little brat, buuuuuuut...

This was amazing even so. The art, the words, it was all just so GOOD! My favorite characters were given DESIGNS!!!

(Also, anybody else picking up those "new series" hints?? If that's really gonna happen, then uuuuuuugggggghhhhh just let it end with the bonus content! I don't like when authors do a "next generation" kind of deal... except in certain cases, but as for this series I feel like everything has
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Yaritza
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting book. It was created to have the readers engage in what the requirements are for them to apply to the school for good and evil and the rules and regulations. It has letters, documents, pictures, rules, course descriptions and other fun stuff about each school. It's a great book for young readers. It almost feels like your reading Harry Potter when the students are being chosen for the appropriate school depending on there talents. So which school are you applying for are ...more
Vava
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, owned
I'm in love with the Ever Never Handbook. The amount of work and creativity they put into this book to bring the School for Good and Evil and its characters to life is outstanding. The handbook also gives clues on what might be the storyline for the 4th book in the series. I'm actually quite happy about how the 3rd book ended, so I'm curious to see how the author continues the story. I'm also excited to see the movie. If you're a fan of the School for Good and Evil series, do get a copy of the ...more
Zahra
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Aishah Amira
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This handbook is super handy! I've always wondered how the school looked like (except for the small map included in the novels) and this handbook showed us EVERYTHING we need to know about the school! I especially loved the Groom Room Menu!
Gelo Salinio
This book is so fun to read if you're a fan of the school for good and evil trilogy. Would love to keep on reading it over and over again. :)
Blaire Hammond
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
i have a sneaking suspicion after certain hints in this book that the story of this world is not yet over....

please tell me I'm right!!
Sabrina
As a companion book to The School for Good and Evil series (which I absolutely LOVE), I was so so excited to finally read this! I haven't bought a non-Kindle book in about a year - no room - but I made an exception for this, knowing that there were so many gorgeous illustrations throughout the book.

It answered lots of questions I had, even some I didn't even know I had, and served as a good bridge book between The Last Ever After. It dropped a few hints for the next book (Quests for Glory) - as

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Savita R
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LETS GO HESTER

Nothing is wrong with this AMAZING book and lemme just say SOMAN CHAININI RULES anyway when this book first came out I was in second grade I am now going into eighth it's amazing how this series has stayed with the me and trust me they are VERY torn up I have literally read and re read every book and I'm pretty sure the fourth is no exception! Thx Soman I really am so happy you wrote this series it's my inspiration for my own series I'm writing ;)! Anyway sry about the punctuation
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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
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Other books in the series

The School for Good and Evil (6 books)
  • The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)
  • A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil, #2)
  • The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil, #3)
  • Quests for Glory (The School for Good and Evil: The Camelot Years, #1)
  • A Crystal of Time (The School for Good and Evil: The Camelot Years, #2)
  • One True King (The School for Good and Evil: The Camelot Years, #3)

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