The Naughty List

Suzanne Young, Author . Penguin/Razorbill $9.99 (239p) ISBN 978-1-59514-278-8

Tessa is leading a secret life. She's a typical head cheerleader by day, but by night she and her squad are SOS, the Society of Smitten Kittens, who investigate guys suspected of cheating on their girlfriends. In Tessa's two years with SOS, there has never been a single innocent suspect, a fact that is eroding Tessa's trust in her seemingly perfect relationship with basketball captain Aiden. Tessa's relationship faith, as well as her pep and eternally positive attitude, are tested when Christian and his twin, Chloe, move to town, with snooty Chloe hitting on Aiden and Christian following Tessa like a lovesick puppy—and eventually uncovering her secret. Though Aiden is too perfect to be real, Tessa's realizations about first love ring true. Peppered with Tessa's frequent squeaky-clean expletives (“Sugar plum fairies!”) and amusing SOS reports of cheaters caught in the act (“Note that the final photo confirms third base”), Young's frothy debut, first in a planned series, is an entertaining read despite the leap of faith required to believe Tessa and her crew capable of such Mission: Impossible –style operations. Ages 14–up. (Feb.)

Reviewed on: 02/01/2010
Release date: 02/01/2010
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