Author : Payal Kapadia
Review : Horridness to the Core
I recently read a story called Horrid High and here is my review about it.
The book is about a boy named Ferg. Ferg's parents wanted nothing to do with him. Even if Ferg was a normal boy who did normal things like riding a bicycle, loving football and basically hating all things healthy, but Ferg was a child and that was enough of an excuse for them to hate him. He was sent to a horrible school where Master Mynus' math class is worse than Chef Gretta's crow recipes. But then Ferg makes some friends with fantastic skills there. Can they stop all of Principal Preverse's horrid plans?
Horrid High was written by Payal Kapadia and it was published in September 2014. Payal Kapadia is a children's author. She is the recipient of the 2013 Crossword Book Award for the book Wisha Wozzariter.
The book was easy to read and all the situations were well described and seemed very realistic. It was almost like what I was reading was playing as a movie in my mind automatically. Something about it that was out of the ordinary was that the writer played with words. One example is the name of the main character Ferg Gottin (Forgotten), another one is Ms. Verbose, the English teacher who liked long words and always used them in her sentences but never knew their meaning.
One thing I didn't like about the book is that it had a very rushed ending. After reading the book I also felt that if the story was a little more horrid it would be more interesting. It was quite horrid indeed but a little more horridness would have made the story better.
I had real fun reading the book and if I had to rate it out of 5 I would give it a 4.5. :-) I look forward to reading more of Payal Kapadia's books.