Saturday, September 07, 2013

Review - The Karma Club by Jessica Brody

The Karma ClubRelease Date: May 24th 2011
Buy it: Amazon
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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 starts the Karma Club, to clean up the messes that the universe has left behind. Sometimes, though, it isn't wise to meddle with the universe.

It turns out karma often has plans of its own.

Jessica Brody's first young adult novel The Karma Club (and the last novel of her's that I read) was a great and easy read, the plot keeps you reading, it seems to be based on the 'larger than life' philosophy about making your own luck. It took me just over a day to read which mean's it must have been a good book.

Maddy and her friends Jade and Angie are relatable character because who hasn't been hurt by a boy? making the characters relatable helps to keep the reader interested. The girls friendships were shown throughout the book by having them constantly being there for one another when they need the support.

At the start of the book Maddy want's to be popular and her article about her boyfriend ends up getting into the hottest magazine for teens she doesn't really end up being as popular as she wanted. I spent most of my time laughing at the book and I loved the names of the pranks that the Karma Club pull as payback for all the trouble the people who had wronged Maddy and her friends.

Although the pranks were the best part of the book, I also loved the guru from the spiritual clinic that Maddy's mum takes her to. The guru teaches Maddy all about karma - what comes around goes around - and this is where she gets the idea to start the Karma Club to help karma balance the universe while getting revenge. Maddy makes sure that the Karma Club isn't to just get revenge on Mason but to get revenge on the people who hurt her friends. 

After the Karma Club start all their paybacks on the people who wronged them things start to go wrong and Maddy learns that karma is not to be messed with. Maddy goes back and see the guru to talk to him and although he doesn't tell Maddy what she should do exactly, what he does tell her makes Maddy change the way that the Karma Club works.

If I was Maddy's I think I would have created the Karma Club too, I would like to help speed up karma to get justice.

I recommend the Karma Club to anyone who has been hurt by someone and is thinking of getting payback.

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