Monday, February 8, 2010

Review: The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

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?


Short and sweet, The Naughty List was an original and fun-filled read. Suzanne Young has a writing style that pulls you in and she can see right into the heads of teenagers. The characters were all believable and Tessa was an awesome main character. I loved her alternatives for cursing like “Ginger Snaps!” or “Cap N Crunch!”, they made me laugh out loud at times. There were quite a few times when I was laughing while reading The Naughty List, but my favorite parts were during the missions.

It was so fun hearing about Tessa and the gang scoping out cheaters with their high tech equipment. It was lucky Tessa’s parents weren’t home that often so she had more time for investigating and to be with Aiden. I really liked Aiden, he was the perfect guy for Tess, and actually really nice and down-to-Earth. The other characters were great, too. Kira was a terrific, at times clueless, best friend for Tess and Kira and the rest of the Smitten Kittens were always there for Tess, and each other, whenever one of them got upset or needed help. The plot was very original and I like these kind of novels that go off the beaten path.

I really liked how the ending of each chapter contained something to do with SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), whether it be a cheater report or donation thank-you. It was awesome that no one knew who SOS was, they were very stealthy :)

The main plot line was not only solving crimes of cheating boyfriends, but Tessa was learning a lot about both herself and her relationship with Aiden. There were some tricky characters that added twists in the plot- Christian and Chloe. I don’t want to give anything away but let me tell you the ending was very satisfying in terms of those siblings! I really liked the ending, although it left you wanting the sequel right away! There were quite a few sub-plots going on that weren’t tied up at the end of this book, so I can’t see where So Many Boys takes us. In the end, The Naughty List was “strawberry smoothie” in the words of Tessa.

I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of So Many Boys in June!

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars

February 4, 2010/Razorbill/272 Pages/Young Adult/Book One

Source: Publisher (ARC)
Other books in the series: So Many Boys, A Good Boy Is Hard To Find


  1. huh, great review. This is not a title I would pick up, but it sounds great. Thanks for the review.

  2. Great review, I'm glad you liked it so much! I've been seeing this book around so maybe I should pick it up :)

  3. Not only does the book looks cute, it sounds like a whole lot of fun! Great review.

  4. Awesome review! I'm getting this book on a tour and my turn's coming up soon-can't wait! :D

  5. I'm loving this book so far. I can't wait 2 read the next 2!

  6. Great review! I like this book a lot too and am eagerly awaiting book 2 and 3.

  7. This sounds like so much fun. Great review.

  8. Awesome review! This sounds like a fun book so now I REALLY want to read this :)


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