The Naughty List by Suzanne Young review

When I was at Kimberly’s signing I arrived early and I did some browsing and saw this book on the shelf.  I picked it up because it was autographed (I’m a sucker for autographed books) but I put it back because it’s not generally the sort of book I love.  I enjoy them, but they aren’t my favorite.  Well at the end of the signing I discovered that the author, Suzanne Young was there and I got a picture with her and the other authors.  So then I HAD to have the books!  I mean, I ‘sort of’ met the author!  So I got my autographed copy and yesterday I read it.  First of all on Sunday on the way home from Easter stuff I started the book and I had a serious laugh attack in the car.  My family thought I was sooo weird (though seriously they should be use to it by now).  I ended up setting it aside while I read The Mark and then I picked it up again.  I figured it would be some serious fluff (wow, I’m all about serious, huh?).  But it was a little heavier reading then I expected.  Still fluff, but with more meat then I expected.
It’s about some cheerleaders that form a secret club where they investigate cheaters.  Tessa is the one telling the story and she’s very different from what most would consider the typical cheerleader.  She’s smart, gets excellent grades, she doesn’t believe in cussing (and uses silly terms, like Strawberry Smoothie, which is a good term.  I mean it means good things.), and is totally in love with her boyfriend Aiden.   I guess maybe an example of her ‘wordage’ is in order here.  So she broke into a house to steal a sim card from a guys phone and she barely escapes without being found out.  After vaulting out the window and landing on the ground she opens her hand and see’s the sim card and says ‘Strawberry Smoothie’ in what I interpreted as a relieved tone.  It was actually pretty funny.  That’s just the one term I remember from the top of my head.  I hope it makes sense to you.
This book had some twists and turns.  You think you have everything figured out and then your wrong.  It pretty much was not predictable to me though I thought the whole time that this story is sooo predictable.  WRONG.  Nope not predictable.
I would say high school age girls would enjoy this book (ones who read this kind of thing anyway).  And there’s nothing in it that they don’t see everyday on TV or in other books.  There is light cussing and there is quite a bit of sexual innuendo, but no details really.  I might not want a middle schooler reading it.  But seriously, things are much worse even on comedy TV, so it just depends on the kid.
This is a hard one for me to rate.  It was a good read.  Not really good but not bad either.  I don’t want to deter anyone from reading it because I honestly think that it’s just me and what I normally read is so different.   So I’m rating it 3 moons from me.  Remember what I said though, if you like this kind of stuff this book could very well be a 4 or 5 star book for you.

Description

As if being a purr fect 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?

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Comments

  1. Hey – you re designed your blog! Cute
    I don’t know why but this cover turns me off, but the story looks cute. Maybe a kindle read?? Solves the cover issue :-)

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