Karma For Beginners by Jessica Blank
Hyperion Book CH (August 18, 2009)
320 pages, Young Adult
$11.55 (Amazon.com, 08/28/09)
I had to fight for this hamburger.
Here’s a summary description from Amazon.com:
Fourteen-year-old Tessa has never had a normal life. Her mother, a frustrated hippie with awful taste in men, has seen to that. But when her mom pulls her out of school to live at an ashram in the Catskills, Tessa goes from being a freak among normal people to being an outcast among freaks. Freaks who worship an orange robe-wearing guru. And while her mom is buzzing with spiritual energy, and finding a little too much favor with the guru, all Tessa feels are weird vibes.
Unless she’s with Colin, the gorgeous boy who fixes trucks for the ashram. The connection they share is the most spiritual thing Tessa has ever felt. But he’s older-like illegally older-and Tessa’s taking dangerous risks to spend time with him. Soon her life is blooming into a psychedelic web of secrets and lies and it’s clear that something’s about to give way. When it does, will she have anyone to hold on to? Will she even know herself?
Interested? Check it out. I just received it today from Disney (Hyperion Book CH) for review. I’ll be starting it soon.