Release Date: April 27, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Other Books by This Author: The Fidelity Files, Love Under Cover: A Novel,
“Personally, I’m tired of waiting for the universe to get off its butt and start fixing stuff. I don’t want to wait around for Mason to get what’s coming to him. Or Heather Campbell, for that matter . . . I want to be there to see it happen.”
Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. It’s that mysterious, powerful force that brings harmony to the universe. You know—do good things and you will be rewarded, do something bad and Karma will make sure you get what’s coming to you. A sort of cosmic balancing act.
But when Mason Brooks, Maddy’s boyfriend of two years, gets caught tongue-wrestling with Miss Perfect Body Heather Campbell, and absolutely nothing happens to either of them—except that they wind up the hot new couple of Colonial High School, it seems like Karma has officially left Maddy in the lurch. That’s why Maddy and her best friends, Angie and Jade, decide to start the Karma Club—a secret, members-only organization whose sole purpose is to clean up the messes that the universe has been leaving behind. Whether they’re modifying Heather Campbell’s acne cream as part of “Operation Butterface,” or righting a few wrongs when it comes to Angie and Jade’s own slimy exes, they know they’re just doing what Karma should have done in the first place. They’re taking care of one another.
Sometimes, though, it isn’t wise to meddle with the universe. Because it turns out, when you mess with Karma, Karma messes back. Now Maddy must find a way to balance her life for good, even as everything around her seems to be toppling to the ground.
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 Karma Club was fun but I was biting my nails the entire time! I knew Karma would catch up to Maddy eventually. The ride was a blast! All of the revenge plans were ingenious and they had me giggling the whole time. How can you go wrong with Operation Butterface?!
I really enjoyed all the characters. Maddy was a very smart and witty girl. Even though she didn’t quiet grasp the concept of Karma. My favorite parts in the book included Spencer….that’s all I’ll say about that. Maddy’s friends, Jade and Angie were a hoot also!
The Karma Club by Jessica Brody was a very fast fun read. If you are planning a Summer day of reading in the hammock this would be a great choice!