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Monday, December 27, 2010

Book Review: Karma Bites by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas

Karma Bites by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas
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Karma Bites
by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-10: 0-547-36301-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-547-36301-1
Publication Date: October, 2010
List Price: $6.99

Review: Karma Bites is a dazzling and thrilling story, written by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas. The main character in Karma Bites is Franny, and she can be described as an ordinary girl on the outside, but on the inside she is magical. However, that magic inside Franny has yet to be discovered by her. Karma Bites is a story about the Butterfly Effect which is a really good piece of information. The Butterfly Effect happens every second of every day in every single part of the world. Franny does things that can be done, but also things that don't exist like magical powers. There is only the magic that is born in you that you need to discover. So this book is classified as realistic fiction. Read to find out more about Karma Bites.

Franny's grandma has a magical box and she makes all kinds of concoctions with it. Franny discovers the box when Franny dyes her hair orange. Franny first goes to her mom for help. Her mom has a writer's block and is a mess. So instead, Franny goes to her grandma for help. That is where the box comes in to play. When Franny asks her grandma for help fixing her hair, she pulls out the box. Once the box is all the way out, her grandma starts to make a weird concoction. The concoction works and Franny's hair goes back to its crazy bright red self. Thinking the box will fix all of her problems, Franny is excited about the box's potential. Actually, the box will only be making more problems for Franny to solve later in the story.

Karma Bites is a story I recommend to everyone that can read even if you can't read - ask someone to read it to you. Even if you don't like realistic fiction, you would still like this book, because of the way the authors use such descriptive writing. For example, in the text it says" The idea hit Franny like a bolt of lightning." I think that is a very descriptive simile that Stacy and Valerie used. So drop into the bookstore and pick up your copy of Karma Bites. Karma Bites can also be classified as science fiction/fantasy. So if you like science fiction or fantasy, you will like this book, because they have a magical box with magical powers. It will change your perspective of the universe we see forever and always.

Review written by Caitlin (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Karma Bites for this review.

Have you read Karma Bites? How would you rate it?

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