Friday, April 21, 2006

How Opal Mehta got kissed, got wild and got a life: a novel

This debut novel by Kaavya Vishwanathan, currently a sophomore at Harvard reads like a script for the movie - Mean girls interacting with Asian immigrant parents. The plot seems slightly far fetched, but it’s such a breezy, lively book that you can easily read this book. A couple of years back, medicine & engineering were the only possible careers for pushy Asian parents with kids of a certain IQ, so compared to that, Opal’s parents are very innovative!.

This book has turned out to be very controversial!. It seems like there was nothing original in the book after charges of plagiarism were made against the author and the book removed from store shelves. It's not one, but 2 authors who claim she has copied passages from their books!.


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