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Karma by Cathy Ostlere
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it was amazing

It seems like all of young adult literature is being written in verse nowadays. This is, at least, the fifth book I've read this month written in verse, yet "Karma" is by far the best of the lot. Set against the backdrop of the assassination of Indira Gandhi and the riots between the Sikhs & Hindus that followed, "Karma" tells the story of Jiva/Maya, a Canadian-Indian girl forced to return to India with her father after the death of her mother. Both lyrical, haunting and romantic (many times all together), Maya's story is one that can't easily be forgotten.

When I looked at the hot pink cover of the two faces intertwined about to kiss, I almost broke my eyes from serious eye-rolling. Yet, this is a case where you can't judge a book by its cover. Cathy Ostlere has crafted one of the best books written for teens this year. Tween/teen girls will devour this epic story in a relatively short amount of time.

**A definite Printz contender**
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Reading Progress

April 21, 2011 – Started Reading
April 21, 2011 – Shelved
April 21, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Cathy Dear Christopher,
What a lovely lovely review of Karma. Thank you so much! Cathy Ostlere

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