Infinity Publishing (2009)
Reviewed by Neha N. Kashmiri (age 14) for Reader Views (3/09)
Daisy Fisher is a normal teenager until the day her school is burned down by one of her own friends. Luckily, one of her parent’s friends is the principal of Ginger High.
Ginger High is not like most high schools. For one thing, gym class consists of Daisy getting beaten up by another student. Not only that, but everyone keeps talking about “powers.” What powers? And what will they do to Daisy when they find out that she doesn’t have any? Or does she?
At the same time the book follows Matthias and Amanta as they reunite after years apart. But as soon as they meet they are called to heal the king’s daughter, murdered in her bed. Both of the friends then set after the killer who they believe is somewhere on Earth. The two end up at Ginger High, where the murders continue. Can they catch the murderer before it’s too late?
I’ve never read a book like “Ginger High” before. But I wish that some things in the book were explained better – like the concept of the tribes, which was very fascinating to me.
“Ginger High” is an interesting and attention-grabbing book and if it has a sequel I am definitely picking it up. Melissa Burmester, who is 14 years old, is an accomplished writer.