Well well well, the story of Opal Mehta is not going away anytime soon. Now I have been reading that Alloy Entertainment shares copyright of Opal Mehta with Kaavya Viswanathan. Who knew that it was normal to have ghostwriters collaborate with the writer to produce a novel? READ MORE.
In the meantime, Miss Kaavya is facing more plagiaism charges. According to the Boston Globe, Opal Mehta has some similarities in structure with "Can You Keep a Secret?" by Sophie Kinsella.
Check out the May 8 issue of People magazine for interesting information on Opus Dei. Yes, the members practice physical mortifications. The pictures of the tools for physical mortifications are in the magazine.