因此，很高兴见到《纽约时报》 并列 Kaavya 维斯瓦纳坦's statement that she is "very surprised and upset" and that she "wasn't aware of how much [she] may have internalized Ms. McCafferty's words" with the actual, obvious plagiarism in her novel:
[T]he borrowings may be more extensive than have previously been reported. The Crimson cited 13 instances in which Ms. 维斯瓦纳坦's book closely paralleled Ms. McCafferty's work. But there are at least 29 passages that are strikingly similar.
Similarly, Ms. 维斯瓦纳坦's heroine, Opal, bumps into her love interest, and the two of them spy on one of the school's popular girls.
Ms. 维斯瓦纳坦 writes: "Though I had been to school with him for the last three years, Sean Whalen and I had never acknowledged each other's existence before. I froze, unsure of (a) what he was talking about, or (b) what I was supposed to do about it. I stared at him.