I finished reading the book ‘How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life‘, famous (but not for the right reason) book by Kaavya Vishwanathan. The book was in news for sometime because of the allegations of plagiarization. It’s strange how the author who herself is a student of Harvard can shamelessly copy stuff from books by Megan McCafferty (including ‘sloppy firsts’). BTw, the story is also about a girl, Opel Mehta, who’s from an Indian background, living in New Jersy and how she manages to get into Harvard. The story sounds to be on similar lines as of the author’s life. Ofcourse, all that crazy plans and hysterical parents (Amal and Meena) cannot be real. But truly speaking, I enjoyed reading this novel. It’s a funny, interesting book.
After the news broke, her film deal with Dreamworks is also broken. Interestingly, it was the Harvard journal, which reported about the plagiarization.