A World without Princes Paperback
Part of the The School for Good and Evil series
It's all happy ever after in the School for Good and Evil...or is it?
The second title in the NYT bestselling fantasy adventure series - perfect for girls who prefer their fairy tales with a twist.
After saving themselves and their fellow students from a life pitched against one another, Sophie and Agatha are back home again, living happily ever after.
But life isn't exactly a fairy tale...When Agatha secretly wishes she'd chosen a different happy ending with Prince Tedros, the gates to the School for Good and Evil open once again.
But everything has changed and a happy ending seems further away than ever...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 08/05/2014
- Category: Humorous
- ISBN: 9780007502813
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Review by reluctantm
The one star out of five is simply for the world building. The rest of this book is just mindblowing reductive in terms of gender roles. Did you know that girls relying on themselves equates to getting rid of boys with the goal of making them slaves? Did you know that boys, without the civilizing effect of girls or adults, turn into rampant, disgusting pigs who feel the need to pee on everything? Did you know that feminism isn't a dismantling of patriarchal structures that trap both men and women, but rather women who despise, ridicule, and exploit men? Did you know that, no matter what, doing something <i>like a girl</i> is an insult? Did you know that you can't have both friends and romantic interests - only one or the other? What a shitty messages to put in a book geared towards pre-teens. There are parts of this book that read like they came straight from a MRA forum.I am angry I wasted my time on this. I am angry that pretty much on every page I had to rewrite what was happening so I could read it to my six year old. This book had so much potential and squandered it all so we could have a standard tale of damsels in distress, feminazis, and needing men to save the day.