Edited by Denise Little
Review by Sam Lubell
DAW Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756405137
Date: 07 October 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Clearly inspired by the Harry Potter books, Witch High is a set of stories that take place in a high school for magic users, Salem Township Public High School #4. The authors include many familiar names like Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Laura Resnick, Jody Lynn Nye, Sarah Zettel, Esther Friesner, Sarah A. Hoyt, and Diane Duane, among others. The stories are a nice mix of learning to use powers, coping with teenage life and love, and even a couple focusing on the faculty. From official release/information:
From back of book: High school can often be the most influential period in a teenager's life. Enduring friendships are formed and possible directions for the future are explored. For some it is a time to shine, for others just four years to be gotten through. And, of course, there are high schools attended by students with special talents, like music and art, or science and mathematics. But what if there was a school that catered to those rarest of students--people with the talent to perform actual magic?
The fourteen original tales included in Witch High explore the challenges that students of the magical arts may face in a high school of their very own. If you think chemistry is difficult, try studying alchemy. If you ever fell victim to a school bully, how would you deal with a bully gifted with powerful magic? If you ever wished for extra time to study for those exams, could the right spell give you all the time you could possibly need?