The Karma Club
The Karma Club
Square Fish, Paperback, 9780312674731, 258pp.
Publication Date: May 24, 2011
Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. You know do good things and you will be rewarded, do something bad and you'll get what's coming to you. But when Maddy's long-time boyfriend gets caught tongue-wrestling with Miss Perfect Body Heather Campbell, and they wind up the hot new couple at school, it seems like Karma is on a break. So Maddy and her friends decide to start the Karma Club a secret, members-only organization for dealing with messes the universe is leaving behind. They're just doing what Karma should have done in the first place, right?
“Equal parts fresh, funny, and engaging, The Karma Club is the story of one girl’s attempt to speed Karma along only to discover that Karma plays by its own rules. Jessica Brody has created a witty, endearing heroine in Maddy Kasparkova—this is one YA debut you won’t want to miss!”—Alyson Noël, New York Times bestselling author of Evermore and Radiance
“This book takes the drive and social focus of Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods and mashes it up with My Name is Earl’s Karma. The Karma Club is a cute, hilarious and heart-warming look into the difference between Karma that looks like revenge and the Karma of pay it forward.”—Justine magazine
“All the fun and intrigue of Gossip Girl, with the heart of a Sarah Dessen novel and the soul of the I Ching.”—Gabrielle Zevin, author of Elsewhere and Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac “Jessica Brody effortlessly (and humorously) weaves an age-old concept into an entertaining modern-day story.”—bestselling author Deepak Chopra “The thing is, you can’t just order up some karma when another person does something wrong. You have to live your life well and just trust that the universe will reorder and reconcile other’s misdeeds. When Madison tries to take karma into her own hands, the universe laughs softly and turns the tables on her, which leads to a series of unfortunate events in her life. Lesson learned in this fun summer read.”—Kiwi magazine
“A very entertaining read filled with friendship, girls kicking butt, and taking a break from boys. I love books with girls taking charge—and this one fits the bill perfectly.”—TeensReadToo.com, Five Star Review
“Written with wit and panache. Readers will have fun with this one, and it might make them think a little, too.”—Booklist
“It’s a well-paced comedy, with a nice balance of cinematic physical humor and genuine teen emotions.”—Publishers Weekly
“The action-packed narrative builds an impressive amount of suspense for what is essentially a comic romance, and readers might learn a thing or two about Buddhist philosophy along the way.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This fun, fast-paced read will bring a smile to the face of anyone who has dealt with high school’s ups and downs, and will make them think before they meddle with fortune.”—School Library Journal
“The Karma Club is exactly the book you’d want to read after getting dumped. With an effortless understanding of the teen landscape, Jessica Brody takes the classic tale of “what goes around, comes around” and crafts a fresh, funny, relatable story that proves it’s never to late to admit your mistakes and set Karma back on its natural course.”—Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bees & Wannabees