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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

As if being a purrfect cheerleader isn’t enough responsibility!

Tessa Crimson’s the sweet and spunky leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), a cheer squad–turned–spy society dedicated to bringing dastardly boyfriends to justice, one cheater at a time. Boyfriend-busting wouldn’t be so bad . . . except that so far, every suspect on the Naughty List has been proven 100% guilty!

When Tessa’s own boyfriend shows up on the List, she turns her sleuthing skills on him. Is Aiden just as naughty as all the rest, or will Tessa’s sneaky ways end in catastrophe?

The Naughty List. Is your boyfriend on it?

The Naughty List is the epitome of chick lit – fun and oh so flirty. From the first page Suzanne Young had caught my attention with her spin on the classic spy theme. The Smitten Kittens’ spy missions blended with the everyday trials of high school, life and cheerleading proved to be an interesting combination. Though I would’ve liked to see more of Tessa’s nighttime high-jinks included in the book, I was pleased with how the missions moved the story along. There was never a point when the spying or her everyday social life overshadowed the other. The two were constantly balanced and always interwoven, one leading right into the next.

One of my very few complaints about the book is Tessa’s naivety. While I understood her constant need to be peppy and upbeat, there were a few times when I felt that her judgment was just a little bit too cloudy. Although, I will give the girl props for trying to improve the view of cheerleaders everywhere and disprove all of the stereotypes.

All in all The Naughty List was a solid debut for Young and a great spring point for the rest of the series. I look forward to seeing Tessa and her friends’ characters developed more in the next book, as well as reading more about SOS’s continued sleuthing.

4 Stars!

If you liked this you may like… The Squad by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like it's just a fun light read. Thanks for the review.


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