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 wis
And at first that nagging voice proved to be true, I wasn't exceedingly impressed with The Kar ...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
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 ...more
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 ...more
The story was fun but I was biting my nails the entire time! I knew Karma woul ...more
I sort of saw the ending coming, but i ...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
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 ...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
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
Appetizer: It all begins when seventeen-year-old Maddy Kasparkova receives a phone call from her best friend that a profile of her boyfriend has been published in Contempo Girl. Maddy hopes this will increase their popularity and that she's finally obtain her goal of becoming a member of the in-crowd.
Her dreams are shattered, however, when her she discovers her boyfriend in another girl's arms, those of the popular and pe ...more
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