The Karma Club
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 t
The Karma Club by Jessica Brody was a cute read. It was easy to get into which is always n...more
THE KARMA CLUB was very reminiscent of THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB, but instead of just "giving up boys until the end of high school", these girls take it upon themselves to payback those who have wronged them to "balance out recent Karmic imbalance" . . . though the members of The Karma Club also vow to give up boys until the end of high school.
Very fun, very cute, The Karma Club really just delivered exactly what I wanted at the time - something light that didn't require my brain to work too har...more
I sort of saw the ending coming, but it...more
I had real mixed feelings on this book. On one hand it was fun and snarky in a mean girls type of way. On the other hand I found myself hating Maddie mo...more
If this were a movie I would have to say it's like Mean Girls but dial it down. Just a little. (What the trio did)
Our main character is a conundrum of an unsolved riddle. She's supposed to be excellent with her studies (but it ticked me off that she didn't know what yin yang symbol is about. I mean come freaking on. You are how old exactly? Never once did you stop to think and ask, what is...more
When you look at the plot, you already know that it is a complete and total recipe for disaster. But you know what? Disasters make rather good plots. And in this case, we get a scumbag boyfriend who was really sweet until the popular girl comes along and decides to give him the time of the day. Ouch. So who else to recruit when you suddenly hear a few lines along the way Karma works? Of course, your best friends who also have had scumbag boyfriends. And...more
Brody did a great job with characterization because not only was Maddy a relatable protagonist but her two best friends, Angie and Jade, were solidly developed as well, and therefore each of the girls had their own distinct personality.
I also really liked the emphasis on friendship in The Karma Club. Maddy, Angie and Jade, are constantly there to suppor...more
After her mom drags her to a new age retreat, Maddy learns about the concept of karma. She loves the idea that everything you do in life comes back to you in some way. However, karma just doesn’t seem to be working for her, so she takes it into her own hands to speed k...more
First, let me say that this book was not fluffy, kissy, cheesy, and anything like that. It wasn't even all about lovey-dovey stuff which I was so relieved about...lol....
Instead this book was about a group of girls that were wronged by their (ex)boyfriends and are out for revenge.
The characters were...more
It usually takes me at least a week to finish a book, but anyway...
I have to say that JESSICA BRODY'S WORK IS THE BOMB!! She has a strong amount of voice in her writing, as I said in my review of her other novel, My Life Undecided. This book gave me the...more
Maddy was a great protagonist and I loved reading about her life. She was headstrong, independent and a great girl in general. She was funny and just trying to do the right thing. I mean, poor girl got her heart broken so you expect her to be seriously angry. She is angry at the beginning, but then she decides to get revenge.
I loved all the t...more
"Karma Club" was another amazing read. I was really excited to hear that Jessica was going to write young adult. Young adult is such a guilty pleasure of mine. I guess it's because I felt there wasn't a whole lot of young adult books when I was growing up and now I can satisfy the teenager in me. I just really got into this book. The plot was amazing. The characters were totally re...more
I am instantly drawn to any book that is karma-related. I love the idea of karma and the practice of finding balance for yourself. But when human emotions and actions step...more
I adore Brody’s writing style and that’s what kept me going when the plot and characters hit some rough spots. The narrative of this book was entertaining and relatable. She captured the voi...more
Madison and her boyfriend have a great relationship, it's safe to say things are going really well for them. Things even get better when Mason gets an article pub...more
About halfway through, though, we begin to see a little bit more. Does getting back at someone for doing something bad to you really equal out the universe? What does karma really mean?
As our trio...more
She couldn't be more happier than getting invited to the exclusive parties at the infamous Loft, until she finds her loyal, honest, didn't even want to go to the party boyfriend making out in A BED with the drop dead gorgeous most popular girl Heather Campbell. She rushes out of the party waiting for her boyfriend to wake up and realiz...more
There isn't a lot of real deep substance to the story, but it is hilarious. Madison and her friends decide to get back at the people that have severely wronged them by forming a club and taking steps to give them the bad karma they've so deservedly earned. Whether they're making up i...more
And from the very beginning, I kind of guessed whom Maddy will end up to. just had this crazy instinct and it turned out that I was right. From the moment his name was mentioned? I instantly got that feeling. That boy had a bad image and was clearly misinterpreted and I loved him once I truly know him. He's a dream guy.
Now this book will clearl...more
Not bad for a YA novel, right? :D
Maddy K is out to bring the world back into balance. That's what Karma is about, right?
So she and her friends are going to punish those that have hurt them, thereby restoring balance to the universe.
Or so she thinks.... but is that really how all this Karma stuff works?
While Maddy and her friends are annoying at times, they're annoying in a true-to-life, these-characters-are-just-like-real-teens kinda way....more
Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self "publishing" her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples and electrical tape.
After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager...more