How Opal Got Caught Plagiarizing

What do you get when you mix a college student in trouble, allegations of plagiarizing, and technorati? The biggest story to hit the blogsphere since Tammy NYP and A Million Little Pieces.

Kaavya Viswanathan, a 19 year old Harvard University student, has been accused of plagiarizing Megan McCafferty, Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot, and Salman Rushdie in her book How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life.’ I believe that her original working title for the book was How Opal Mehta Got Her Groove Back.

In her book, How Opal Got Fucked as I like to call it, Kaavya tells a story of an Indian-American teenager that joins just about every school activity to be considered by Harvard but eventually learns that she needs to get wild to get in. Kaavya has been dropped by her publisher, Little, Brown and Company and her two book deal has been canceled.

Poor old Kaavya, got wild, got caught, and now needs to get a lawyer. By the way, there is not one single original thought here and in fact I plagiarized the everything including the technorati tags.

[tags]plagiarism, kaavya, viswanathan, content theft, copyright infringement [/tags]

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