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When petty thief Gilly, who lives with five younger brothers and sisters in a run-down boot, gets caught stealing, she is sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School, where all of the teachers are former villains, including the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen, and Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781492601562
Characteristics: 244 pages ; 20 cm


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daniellevk_0 Nov 05, 2018

I thought this was a pretty good book for the fairy tale princesses and villains after the fact story. Instead of having a well known fairy tale character as the main character, the author has somebody else as the main character. The book moved a little slow at first but then it got better as I read on. It has great twists at the end about who is behind the crimes and who is trying to sabotage the school made by ex- villains to turn crime offenders into heroes, but not is all as it seems and the main character and her friends go on a mystery adventure to get to the bottom of it. Full of adventure, mystery, action, heroes and villains. Not everybody is who they seem to be.

Oct 07, 2017

I loved this book, in this book you will find magic and adventure. I wish there was a Fairy Tale Reform School In my city! It will so be in your fav section!!

Sep 22, 2017

I can't believe how much I loved this book. You won't be able to put it down (if your anything like me) all fantasy readers beware this will most likely become your favourite book.

Jul 18, 2017

Flunked, written by Jen Calonita, follows the journey of Gilly, a twelve year old girl with a quite mischievous personality, but every thief has a story and Gilly is no exception. Living in a kingdom where fairy tale stories are the past, present and future, Gilly is a character found in a poor situation, where she struggles to support her family. Especially when she gets caught stealing! Gilly is sent to Fairy Tale Reform School, which is run ironically by reformed villains, including the Evil Stepmother, the Big Bad Wolf and many more. However, with certain evil activities occurring around the school, Gilly is doubting whether or not these past villains have actually let go of their evil pasts. Follow Gilly’s journey through twisting turns as she questions who she can really trust in a school filled with mischievous students and potential villainous teachers. Overall, this novel is more targeted towards anyone 10 years old and older. I would give this novel a 4/5 stars. The second novel following Flunked, is Charmed.
- @Because_Logic of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 12, 2017

I think Flunked is a book for our minds to explore. But I also think that it has a lesson inside it. A lesson about not to steal.

Nov 26, 2016

Very charming, wonderful book and it tells you the other side of people's lives. Enjoyed.

LoganLib_Tahnee Jun 19, 2016

Before Disney's Decenndant, Flunked is the reform school must read about the daughter of a showmaker stealing to help feed her family. When she gets caught, she has a choice, go to the reform school or go to jail. Which will she choose? Will she learn to love her choice?

A great read for ages 6 and up, even for teens and adults.

Feb 28, 2016

Really great book for fairy tale lovers who want something more advanced. I would recomend it a lot

Jan 22, 2016

Awesome book!

Jan 15, 2016

Great book! Can't wait for the sequel

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cmlibrary_jcurrie Feb 11, 2019

Gillian Cobbler lives in Enchantasia with her parents and five siblings in an old boot. Gilly’s father is a shoemaker and it is very hard to provide for such a large family with his wages. Gilly takes it on herself to help the family out, but her way of helping is stealing things from royalty. She seems to be pretty good at it until she gets caught. She is sentenced to three months (or however long it takes to reform her) at Fairy Tale Reform School.


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