Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Another book controversy

Remember my recent post about Lucky Kaavya? Life is about to get very complicated for young Miss Kaavya. According to this article in the Harvard Crimson, her book about Opal Mehta has sentences that are very very similar to sentences in books by Megan McCafferty, specifically, Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings. McCafferty was first alerted about the similarities by one of her readers.

Be sure to link to the Harvard Crimson article and judge for yourself how similar the sentences are.

1 comment:

Olgy Gary said...

And now CNN, the Harvard Crimson and the NY Times are reporting that Viswanathan's book also contains passages similar to Meg Cabot's 2000 novel, "The Princess Diaries" and Sophie Kinsella's "Can You Keep a Secret?"