Parents will warn their children not to be like Kaavya Viswanathan. She will become a symbol of shame for the community, a measure of wrongful ambition, a metaphor for non-success. Will she just end up in dreadful stories exchanged over drinks and sa
It now seems that Kaavya Viswanathan may have "internalised" also from Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries, Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories, as well as Sophie Kinsella's Can You Keep a Secret?
The 18-year old Indian's fairly-tale debut with record advances, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life, comes under the scanner as "striking parallels" are found with two books by Megan F. McCafferty