“Where everything is horrid” – Deccan Chronicle

‘Horrid High’ is the world’s most horrid school in new children’s book New Delhi: Award-winning author of children’s books Payal Kapadia was at a writer’s workshop when the character of a school bully came to her mind and her search...

The Hindustan Times – “Wickedly, horridly horrid”

Is life getting dull and boring? Pick up the “wickedly funny” book Horrid High: Back to School by Payal Kapadia It is pretty unusual, but the greatest compliment that I can pay Payal Kapadia is that her new book is truly horrid. Yep, doesn’t sound like...

The Hindu – “Malory Towers with a touch of Dahl”

In most school novels, you have boarding schools set in castles, filled with helpful teachers, great friends and superb food. Children spend most of their time solving mysteries or discovering fantastic beasts. Journalist-turned-author Payal Kapadia’s Horrid High...