My Review Her best friends aren’t speaking, her parents just divorced, and her hippie grandmother has moved in. The only karma Franny’s got is bad karma.
But Franny is about to learn that magic and karma aren’t to be played with. When you mess with the universe, it can bite back in unexpected ways.
In the end what I really like about the book was the message within the chaos Franny creates. Franny learns there are no easy fixes. What seems like an easy solution may actually make it worse. She's told over and over by her mother, grandmother and even Lama Tensing Pasha to talk to her friends about how she feels. Of course she ignores them and goes to extreme measures that backfire. In the end she does learn that fixing something is best done through the simplest means - it may not be what you want to do, but it's the best way to go. What a great lesson!! There is also a secondary lesson about being true to who you are. Franny's friends Joey and Kate know that - each having their own style. It's Franny that has to figure out that's ok, and they don't need to change to fit in. This is something girls this age struggle with all the time.
Best for readers who: are girls in 5-7th grade
Best stick-with-you image: The english teacher dancing to Katy Perry!
Best for ages: 9-13
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