In April, we reported the story of Kaavya Viswanathan's plagiarism scandal sinking her potential movie deals. A story in the New York Observer suggests that Kaavya may have fallen in with the wrong crowd to begin with; the company that shares the copyright to her book is called Alloy Entertainment, a book-packaging young-adult media conglomorate. They're the folks behind the wildly popular book and movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, as well as the famous Gossip Girls and Sweet Valley High series. Alloy's editors helped Kaavya flesh out How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life; though I've little sympathy for Kaavya, its interesting that the pernicious inner workings of Alloy are coming to light via a plagiarism scandal.

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