By Fareen Kiani, Helen Zhang, Angela Gentile
It was unintentional!
Kaavya Viswanathan is innocent because she unintentionally plagiarized from other books. Sources say that it was "creative plagiarism" (Marantz) and that her book, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life was "unconsciously and unintentionally borrowed from McCafferty's books," (Strauss). Therefore, she didn't mean to do it.
But...She Came From A Good Family!!!!
Why Would Someone Like This Plagiarize?
Kaavya's Life Mirror's Opal Mehta
Strauss, Gary. "How 'Opal Mehta' got shelved." Gale Biography in Context. USA Today, 8 May 2006. Web. 11 Dec. 2013.
Woods, Elizabeth Rhett. "Literature: Year In Review 2006." Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 9 Dec. 2013.