About Kaavya● Kaavya Viswanathan was a Harvard sophomore who was the author of How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life.● She was born in Chennai, India but was raised in Scotland and Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.● She won first prize in the 2003 Ananda Award and won silver for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
What she plagiarized● Kaavya plagiarized 24 passages from two novels by Megan McCafferty called "Sloppy Firsts" and "Second Helpings".● She was also accused of plagiarizing Salman Rushdie, Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot, and Tanuja Desaihidier.
Where she plagiarized● Kaavya Viswanathan plagiarized at Harvard which is located at Cambridge Massachusetts, United States.
Why she plagiarized● Kaavya plagiarized because she was offered a 2 year book contract for $500,000.
When she plagiarizedShe plagiarized in 2006 after she hadgraduated.
How she plagiarized● When Kaavya was interviewed on how she plagiarized, she replied that Megan McCafferty was one of her favorite authors and she unconsciously wrote down some of McCaffertys words.● According to other sources, this can be proven wrong because it seems that she has also plagiarized from many different sources as well.
Consequences● After she plagiarized the two novels, "Sloppy Firsts" and "Second Helpings" she had to return the $500,000.00 she earned for publishing the two books. Her books also got pulled from all book stores and her movie deals were dropped.
These Are The Books That KaavyaPlaigerizedSloppy Firsts And Second Helpings.