Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Karma Club by Jessica Brody

The Karma Club by Jessica Brody.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Pages: 272.
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.

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 voice. Maddy, the protagonist, thinks like a teenager would think. She thinks like I did when I was in high school and I thought that was something that brought the book to life.

The things they do to their targets are hilarious and humiliating at the same time. I was biting my nails in anticipation as they did things like sneak into houses, hack into email accounts and try to keep themselves hidden from the people that they followed. It was very entertaining!

Overall, I really enjoyed this one. For her young adult debut, Jessica Brody did a fantastic job and I can’t wait to read more from her! I definitely recommend The Karma Club to anybody in the mood for something light and funny!


  1. I just started this book and I'm enjoying it so far. Glad to see you liked it!