Lonely girl Alex has always kept the world at bay with her headphones, a boatload of anxiety and the joking thought that her high school was cursed. When her little sister begins spouting ominous warnings and she starts dreaming of a stranger with her own face, Alex realises her private joke may not be a joke after all.
As the fairytale her grandma used to tell gets progressively more real, the past Alex didn’t know she had is catching up with her. Enemies she didn’t know to fear are making their moves. Friends she didn’t know she’d made are coming to meet her. Magic she didn’t know was real is disrupting her normal. But despite her new problems, it’s a normal she can’t bring herself to want back.
My High School is Cursed is a YA urban fantasy with plenty of humor, magic and a little romance on the side.
This is a fantastic book that captivates the reader and would be perfect for young teenagers. The pace is faster but it doesn’t feel hurried because you’re taking things one day at a time and one step at a time, which I really appreciated. With the help of her friends, Alex, the main character, defeats the bullies she faces. Topics explored in the book include anxiety, bullying, loneliness, and high school anxiety.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.