Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Review: The Karma Club by Jessica Brody

The Karma ClubTitle: The Karma Club
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Date: April 27th 2010
Pages: 272
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Chic Lit
Series: Stand Alone
Source: Hardcover

Goodreads Summary:
Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. Do good things and you'll be rewarded; do something bad and Karma will make sure you get what you deserve.

But when Maddy’s boyfriend cheats on her, nothing bad comes his way. That’s why Maddy starts the Karma Club, to clean up the messes that the universe has left behind. Sometimes, though, it isn’t wise to meddle with the universe.

It turns out Karma often has plans of its own.

This is pure chick lit and I loved it. It’s been a while since I was a scorned teenage girl, but I have not forgotten how that feels.

After Maddy is cheated on and dumped by her long time boyfriend of two years, she is crushed. She doesn’t understand how it happened and why it happened, especially the way it all played out. Her mother takes her on a weekend trip to a spiritual spa and there Maddy learns about karma.

Maddy then decides she will not wait for the universe to put balance back in her and her friends’ lives. They have all been hurt by past boyfriends and it’s time to do a little karma payback. Karma Club is born.

This book was really entertaining. I have been checking out at the bookstore for a while now and decided to give it a chance. Chic Lit is not normally my thing. I am really glad I gave it a chance.

Maddy is a pretty sensible, good head on her shoulders, responsible teenager in the beginning. She gets good grades and she obeys by the rules. Once the Karma Club is created, the responsible Maddy disappears and she becomes crazed for revenge.

While reading this book, I found the Karma Club missions funny, but I could see where this was all going. Maddy missed the point of karma, and learns the hard way… you don’t mess with karma.

This was a fun and quick read.


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