Review: Karma Bites by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas

Goodreads:
Life seems to have it in for Franny Flanders.

Her best friends aren’t speaking, her parents just divorced, and her hippie grandmother has moved in. …more Life seems to have it in for Franny Flanders.

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.

Then Franny gets her hands on a box of magic recipes that could fix all of her problems. It could even change the world! Finally, life is looking up.

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.

Oh Franny Flanders how I love you and how I enjoyed reading you screwing up everything in your direct little world. Kramer and Thomas have written a book that I would have been gaga about if I were still twelve. I am over the moon about it now! This book is just begging to become a Disney film and one that I would go to see with my daughter!

The cast of characters are hilarious, the Buddhist Grandmother is a fantastic show of grandmotherly fun with eccentricity to boot! Her two best friends are at the top of their food chain and unwilling to bend to be seen together and she is crushing on a boy who doesn’t seem to know she exists.

That brings me to one of my favorite quotes of the book:

And then Alden Timkins joined us. He danced right next to me. Maybe even with me. I couldn’t be sure because everyone was dancing with everyone. At one point, Alden’s elbow poked my ear for a full two seconds. I was pretty sure it was his way of expressing the deep and abiding love he felt for me but couldn’t act upon due to circumstances. It’s okay boyfriend, I hear you.

The book is chalk full of funky recipes I want to give a try, maybe without the hand stands though. Fun chapter titles like “Justine Timberlake Knows My Name” kept me laughing out loud. If you have a preteen in your house or you enjoy fun Middle Grade books you will love Karma Bites!

FTC Disclosure (which is lame): I received this book for review from the Author.

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