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3.71  ·  Rating details ·  3,148 ratings  ·  336 reviews

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 w

Hardcover, 258 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Laila well,, tbh my kid sister (who's eleven) read it so ,, i guess it depends on what can be tolerated.. there's like minor kissing but everything else is …morewell,, tbh my kid sister (who's eleven) read it so ,, i guess it depends on what can be tolerated.. there's like minor kissing but everything else is pretty much humorous(less)

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Jul 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know that I'm a huge fan of Jessica Brody's books, so when I heard she would be making the switch to YA for her next novel I was beyond ecstatic, and when I received a copy of said book, I was even more so. Though, I have to admit that I did have a tiny nagging voice in my head that kept saying what if it isn't as great and well done as her adult novels.

And at first that nagging voice proved to be true, I wasn't exceedingly impressed with The Kar
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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
Sara Grochowski
May 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Jessica Brody's THE KARMA CLUB is a great novel with an even greater message.

Maddy Kasparkova is an extremely relateable heroine, though I did find her a tad overwhelming at the beginning of the novel. She is completely consumed with being popular, which was definitely not me in high school. After Maddy realizes that being popular isn't all it's cracked up to be, she grew on me. I'm not sure it's a good thing, but I definitely identified with her revenge schemes. I think everyone has those time
La Femme Readers
Feb 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5

The Karma Club was witty, sarcastic and fun! Jessica's humorous writing was highly addictive and laugh out loud funny. Madison was by far the most entertaining character I've read this year. After catching her boyfriend and the most popular girl in school making out, her life changed. Her mother got tired of seeing Madison mope around the house, so they both went to a retreat where she discovered the theory of karma. Instead of letting go of the past and moving on she had an epiphany
Feb 23, 2010 rated it liked it
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We have all been in Maddy's situation at one time. Well, at least most of us probably have. She had everything she wanted. Two great best friends, awesome grades and the best part, the best boyfriend in the world. Really he was! He even made it into Contemp Girl magazine! That's proof! But when is magazine fame goes to his head and he's caught kissing the most popular girl in school, Maddy takes Karma in her own hands.

The story was fun but I was biting my nails the entire time! I knew Karma woul
Mar 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
When you mess with karma, karma will mess with you. The Karma Club by Jessica Brody explores the eastern philosophy of karma in a contemporary setting. Madison Kasparkova has been fairly lucky. She's got good friends and an almost-perfect boyfriend. Things are definitely going her way, until one day her boyfriend burns her by cheating on her with the most popular girl in school. Clearly, every school has a mean girl, and this boyfriend stealer is that girl. It seems as though karma is not interv ...more
✌ Kaye ♡
I'm not sure of I like or dislike Madison. I dislike how careless she is, especially about momumental things. Something that can effect her and her friend's lives. But also how careless she was in her relationship with them. I'm not too fond of unncessary lying. I can say besides the Mason (who's a lil piece of %&*@) situation, I actually didn't feel sorry for her. I mean it's not the end of the world and everyone needs to learn a lesson once in a while.

I sort of saw the ending coming, but it wa
Theresa ♫
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fellow humans in search for a giggle-worthy story of Karma
Recommended to Theresa ♫ by: A YouTube book trailer
I'm supposed to be in class right now, but since I'm getting my bottom braces off today (YAAAAAH!) I'm home until 9:00. So I shall spend my next few minutes reviewing this book that I just finished. It's amazing how I finished this book in 3 days.
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
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Madison was straight up hilarious. It was so much fun reading her inner thoughts and I laughed out loud many times. I liked the message of the book and the romance was super cute. Another excellent read by Jessica Brody. She’s a new favorite author of mine for sure!
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Apr 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I LOVED The Karma Club! This was an exciting, fun, positive read. I didn't really know what to expect going into The Karma Club, as I haven't read any of Jessica's previous (adult) writing before. The characters, plot, descriptions, everything was pitch perfect and tied together to make a wonderful story.

To begin with, the characters in this novel were terrific. Maddy has to be one of my all time favorite protagonists. She was funny, inspiring, and just wanted to do the right thing. Her two bes
Sara Shalash
Jun 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Boy was that a fun read! I've been dying to read this one after seeing the amazing trailer. I'm thrilled to say that it was even better than I though it would be. Realistic characters combined with a fun fresh plot made this one enjoyable book. I learned a lot of great lessons and I have to say that I had a wonderful time learning them.

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
Oct 09, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
The Karma Club by Jessica Brody tells the story of Madison, a high schooler whose boyfriend has just cheated on her with the hottest, most popular girl in school. Maddy is devastated and wants to figure out a way to make Mason pay.

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
Miz Lizzie
High school senior Madison Kasparkova is smart, funny, and happy with her two best friends and steady boyfriend, even if she does obsessively hanker to be accepted into the ranks of Heather Campbell's popular crowd. When Maddy actually seems to have managed to secure entry into the popular clique, it is only to discover her boyfriend and Heather in a very compromising clinch. To get over her heartache, Maddy and her friends embrace the concept of Karma - what goes around comes around - with a ve ...more
Liza Wiemer
Jessica Brody's first YA novel, The Karma Club, is absolutely terrific. She wove a tale about Mason Brooks, a girl who is cruelly dumped by her boyfriend of two years. Her two best friends also have been dumped by their heartless boyfriends. When Mason learns about the power of karma––what comes around goes around–– she realizes that the girls need to take action and rebalance the universe by getting revenge on their boyfriends. The Karma Club is formed and the girls dish out some pretty harsh p ...more
Jun 29, 2012 rated it liked it
I`ve watched a book trailer for this one, and the book had been on my book-craving list ever since..

And maybe thats where I was a bit wrong.

To have a high hope on what could possibly be one of the most interesting story ever written?

Probably..I shouldn`t have aim for the stars when it comes to a simple chick read..*Sigh*

The story started off when Maddy`s boyfriend cheated on her with the most popular girl in the school. Things came crashing afterwards and life seemed almost to end for her..(Re
Ellz Readz
Mar 13, 2010 rated it liked it
My thoughts...Mostly of us, with the exception of a very fortunate few, have been through a bad breakup. Frequently, the break-up is due to someone not being faithful, honest, or having respect for their significant other. So it is very easy to sympathize with the girls in the book, particularly Maddy, when they go after the source of their grief. The plot of this story was cute, predictable, but enjoyable. There is a hint of a blossoming romance, plenty of stuck-up girls, and heartbreak to sati ...more
May 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I’m more of a dark, paranormal kind of reader, so lighter books like this sometimes make me nervous. But Jessica Brody’s story sucked me in just as much as any other paranormal book would!

The Karma Club is a fun, heartfelt story of three girls trying to instill bad karma upon those they feel deserving, with backfiring results. I loved these characters. Sometimes in YA, the only thing young about a character is how old they are, but Jessica Brody did a fantastic job at creating a real teenage voi
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
"The Karma Club" by Jessica Brody is about a young girl Madison Kasparkova thought she understood what Karma was but when she puts her hottie of a boyfriend Mason Brooks to a magazine's monthly competition of "Meet My Boyfriend" he starts to get attention from the super popular girl Heather Campbell. Jessica and Mason get invited to the party of the year but, when Jessica walks in on Mason and Heather on a full on make-out session in a bedroom it because the worst party of the year. Jessica star ...more
May 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA fans, any age teen or pre-teens
Shelves: teen-ya
Somehow I didn't realize this was a YA book when I ordered it - I just saw the premise of this girl and her friends having a 'karma club' and thought it sounded like something I would enjoy.

It was a super fast read, and though pretty predictable (yeah, you can't do bad things to others to 'help karma pay them back' ladies!) it was a lot of fun. I liked that it was light and fun, and that the focus was largely on our heroine and her two friends.

Looking at it from a parent (and suggesting to par
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
"That's just how Karma works. You kinda have to wait."

After Maddy proclaims her love for Mason to the whole country, he cheats on her with the most popular girl in school. First comes denial, then sadness. The only thing that doesn't seem to be leaving Maddy anytime soon is the anger. How could he do this to her and get away with it? Who says Karma doesn't need a helping hand?

The Karma Club reminded me a lot of Mean Girls. Maddy starts writing a "karma book" and trying to give a girl a horrible
Jun 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
I found this book amusing and fun. The characters get themselves into all kinds of scrapes and of course, at the end, the main character realizes she has been going about things the wrong way. But a nice, lighthearted read.

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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
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
This wasn’t a great read but it wasn’t a horrible read either—it was an alright read. I enjoyed some of the characters and the friendships between the three girls.

It made me slightly uncomfortable that though some of the guys definitely deserved what they got, that there wasn’t even a feeling of remorse or regret. That part felt a little unrealistic to me.

The story was also pretty predictable, but it was still fun to watch the protagonist realize what I had guessed at the beginning of the nove
Erika B. (SOS BOOKS)
Sep 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I thought that this book was a really just fun read! I thought it was hilarious because it reminded me a lot of Mean Girls! I loved that these girls are so pissed at there ex boyfriends (and let's face it we've all been there) that they decide to speed up karma and deal out the just rewards! Favorite parts without too much spoiling...they switch out one characters face cream with Crisco and one character they hire older women (cougars) to come and seduce this guy at his family functions! So funn ...more
Jan 26, 2015 added it
There is no other way to put this but I lost interest. I ve been dragging this book for months now, hoping to finish it up but I always fell asleep or I got a recommendation for a more exciting book. call me weird but I believe in signs, and its pretty clear this book and I are never gonna happen. Its me, not you. But someday I may pick it up and try to make things work.
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately very predictable.
kim hannah
1 and 1/2

I honestly didn't like how it all started. The characters were supposed to be 17/18 but they were so thick and clueless of the world around them! Is that how teenagers are now?

Didn't they know how karma worked?! The only thing that saved the book for me was their somewhat miraculous character development.

It was an ok and easy read.
this is peak 2010’s ya but it’s cute and it has a great message so i enjoyed it!
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
Cute, fast read. Something I really would have enjoyed at 16.
Audrey Claar
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Karma Club by Jessica Brody was published in April of 2010. It is a humor fiction book. tells the story of Madison, a high schooler whose boyfriend has just cheated on her with the most popular girl in school. Maddy wants to figure out a way to make him pay. After her mom takes her to a retreat, Maddy learns about the concept of karma. However, karma just doesn’t seem to be working for her, so she takes it into her own hands to “speed” karma up. Jessica gets her two best friends involved and ...more
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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

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“Karma comes after everyone eventually. You can't get away with screwing people over your whole life, I don't care who you are. What goes around comes around. That's how it works. Sooner or later the universe will serve you the revenge that you deserve.” 800 likes
“I mean, how sad is it that I needed a freaking Facebook profile to tell me my boyfriend was no longer my boyfriend? As if Facebook is the official record keeper of relationships and you have to confirm all breakups and hookups with this sacred online registrar before you can consider them certified and approved.” 75 likes
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