Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Karma Club by Jessica Brody

Genre: YA Fiction

Publication Date: April 2010

One Word Review: Okay

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GoodReads Synopsis: 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.

Kathy’s Review: I was a little disappointed in this one. It just reminded me so much of The Lonely Hearts Club, The Naughty List and the movie Mean Girls all wrapped into one. Maybe it was my mood, but I just didn’t care for the story or characters. It seemed that Maddy was really shallow at first (she does get a little better as the book goes on), and was obsessed with the “in” crowd and not really appreciating her current friends/situation. I was also disappointed with how Mason and Maddy never really had any resolution; I wanted to have a little more closure. I did like the “new guy” and I was glad when Maddy finally takes responsibility and does the right thing. Overall, the book was just okay for me, again a lot of it could have been my mood, but I’d still recommend it to anyone who enjoys Teen Lit.

Bookworm Rating: 2


  1. Sounds a little generic. Disappointing.
    Also someone should explain that's not how Karma works.

  2. I had a feeling that this one would be like this:) Great review...


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