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October 22, 2010

The Karma Club

Title:  The Karma Club
Author:  Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Release Date:  April 22, 2010
Received From:  ATWT
Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. It’s that mysterious, powerful force that brings harmony to the universe. You know—do good things and you will be rewarded, do something bad and Karma will make sure you get what’s coming to you. A sort of cosmic balancing act.
But when Mason Brooks, Maddy’s boyfriend of two years, gets caught tongue-wrestling with Miss Perfect Body Heather Campbell, and absolutely nothing happens to either of them—except that they wind up the hot new couple of Colonial High School, it seems like Karma has officially left Maddy in the lurch. That’s why Maddy and her best friends, Angie and Jade, decide to start the Karma Club—a secret, members-only organization whose sole purpose is to clean up the messes that the universe has been leaving behind. Whether they’re modifying Heather Campbell’s acne cream as part of “Operation Butterface,” or righting a few wrongs when it comes to Angie and Jade’s own slimy exes, they know they’re just doing what Karma should have done in the first place. They’re taking care of one another.
Sometimes, though, it isn’t wise to meddle with the universe. Because it turns out, when you mess with Karma, Karma messes back. Now Maddy must find a way to balance her life for good, even as everything around her seems to be toppling to the ground.
 I was really excited about this book based on the book trailer, but I am sorry to say that it fell short for me.
The characters were really shallow and dull, and the story did not make any sense.

Maddy and her friends act like it is karma's fault when bad things happen to them but in most cases it was their own fault, and if they had not done certain things their lives, for the most part, would have been perfectly fine.

The good thing about this book was that it had a good lesson. Don't mess with other people! It will only get you hurt, otherwise I did not like this book.

Here is the book trailer so you can make your own assumptions:


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