What the Far Out reviews Horrid High

My opinion on Indian authors took a complete 360 after I read “Horrid High” by Payal Kapadia. The fictional and extremely humorous story revolved around an unwanted child (Ferg Gottin), sent away to a boarding school, and all the interesting characters he meets along...

PlusMinusN’More reviews Horrid High

Horrid High by Payal Kapadia is about young Ferg Gottin, who has mean and uncaring parents. Ferg and his best friend, Ace, go to Sunnyvale School. Ferg’s parents, who want to get rid of him, decide to send him to a place where they can abandon him forever. They send...

The Swaddle reviews Horrid High

Ferg Gottin could have been a Dimwit, a Lowlife, or a Nincompoop, but he’s not—he’s a Scumbag. But really, Ferg isn’t actually any of these things. These are the names of the houses to which the children of Horrid High are assigned, and they should give you every...

PlusMinus’n’More reviews Wisha Wozzariter

Wisha Wozzariter by Payal Kapadia is two books in one. The first is the story of Wisha Wozzariter (Wish-I-was-a-writer), a ten-year old girl who wishes to become a writer. She hates good books more than a bad book because they make her sigh and feel that she could...

Indian Express reviews Horrid High

Born to parents who are not particularly interested in raising a child, 11-year-old Ferg Gottin is dumped in a residential school called Happy High. Only, it is really Horrid High, where orphans and abandoned children are sent to be forgotten, and where the teachers...

The Hindu reviews Horrid High: High School Horror

Ferg Gottin has extraordinary skills but less- than ordinary parents. His mother searches for schools where she can ‘dump’ Ferg and forget about him and comes across Horrid High. Ferg has to manage and cope in his new school. A humorous story of a perfectly ghastly...