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‘‘Charmed Thirds,’’ which is Megan McCafferty’s latest book in the Jessica Darling series, was on display next to Kaavya Viswanathan’s debut novel at the Harvard Coop bookstore.

After duplicated words, words of apology

Harvard writer says she 'internalized' an earlier novel

By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / April 25, 2006

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Kaavya Viswanathan, the Harvard sophomore accused of plagiarism in her debut novel, acknowledged yesterday that she used portions of another writer's book, but insisted the act was unconscious and unintentional. In a statement released by publisher Little, Brown & Co., Viswanathan apologized and said future printings will be revised to eliminate the similarities. (Full article: 918 words)

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