Tessa goes from strawberry smoothie to suddenly single!
After her center-court split with Aiden, Tessa puts the SOS behind her. After all, cheaters never prosper! Now she’s busy working on her faux-relationship with Aiden and negotiating the unfamiliar waters of “technically single and pseudo-dating.”
Life can’t get any more dismal for a one-guy kind of girl until an imposter hijacks the SOS, and it’s up to Tessa to save her squad from slander. But with her best boy hot and cold, what’s a kitten to do?
Even worse, Tessa doesn’t realize how much she’s up against—because this copykitten is far more naughty than nice.
Tessa was back and better than ever! In the beginning of the novel, she was still recovering from the trauma and craziness of The Naughty List and I really felt for her. She had to quit cheerleading, break up with Aiden, and abandon SOS. As So Many Boys progressed, Tessa regained her spunk and perkiness, and she’s still one of my favorite YA female main characters. The Smitten Kittens also returned and you got to learn more about all of them and their experiences. Izzie, Kira, and Leona in particular.
There were a variety of plot twists in So Many Boys that made it really hard to put down. When I first thought I had the culprit figured out, a new clue would throw me off their path. The idea of the “copy-Kitten” was a great twist in the plot and made it impossible for the real SOS to stay retired. The chapters narrated by the culprit gave a good look into their character and what they really thought of Tessa and the Smitten Kittens. There was more spying action, both by the Smitten Kittens and the “copy-Kitten”, and a lot of excitement and drama.
In this book, Tessa was once again caught between Aiden and another boy, but this time it was Aiden and two other boys. Chris, the boy her fellow Smitten Kittens wanted to set her up with and Joel, Kira’s boyfriend.I love Joel, he was sweet and thoughtful and a terrific friend to Tessa. Chris was also nice, but obviously not right for the former SOS leader. There’s a big twist involving Aiden, but I don’t want to give anything away! Let’s just say, my original opinion of Aiden is very different now!
Other than Aiden and the Smitten Kittens, some of the other characters from The Naughty List returned. Chloe and Mary specifically. There was a lot of mystery and suspense in this book, but most of the loose ends were tied up. The ending still left me dying for A Good Boy Is Hard to Find though! I really want to know what happens next.
If you haven’t read The Naughty List, you really need to before starting this one. It’s an exciting, fun series with great characters and spying cheerleaders- what more could you want?
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
June 10, 2010/Razorbill/248 Pages/Young Adult/Book Two