Review of The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

Review of The Naughty List by Suzanne YoungThe Naughty List by Suzanne Young
Also by this author: A Need So Beautiful, The Program, All in Pieces
Series: The Naughty List #1
Published by Penguin on 2010-02-04
Genres: Dating & Sex, Girls & Women, Humorous Stories, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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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?

Do not be fooled by the pink cover. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young definitely ran the gamut of emotions, as ninja-Cheerleader-spy Tessa comes to suspect her too-perfect boyfriend Aiden of cheating. Basically the high school that Tessa goes to is a breeding ground for douche bags, as a large amount of relationships end because one person cheats on the other. Tessa and her cheerleader friends decide to combat this trend by starting a secret society known as SOS. What SOS does is investigate suspected cheaters after being asked and then they deliver results to their patron. So far all of their investigations have led to an answer of guilty. All of the cheaters are basically put on a douchebag-roll aka Naughty List.

Ya’ll I will be the first in line to pick up So Many Boys when it comes out. The Naughty List by Suzanne Youngwas FANTASTIC. I love that the girls in this book take charge of a situation and do what they can to help out women-kind. The feminist in me jumps for joy. Also, while Tessa can be kind of annoying with her refusal to swear, it grows on you after awhile, especially the phrases she uses instead of curse words.

The Naughty List by Suzanne Youngdefinitely goes fairly deep into how being cheated on can hurt and affect a person’s self-esteem. You guys know that feeling you get when your chest clenches over something terrible? I mean, maybe you’ve been in a relationship and have been on the verge of a break-up. You know that feeling you have during that stage? Well, I had that feeling several times during The Naughty List by Suzanne Young. Oh, man, did I feel for Tessa, especially as she had to deal with a character who I shall call the queen of the skanks. I’m sure plenty of people have had this same feeling when you perceive someone to be flirting with your partner, and your partner to be flirting back. ACK. It’s definitely not a good place to be in. However, I loved that The Naughty List could evoke that feeling in me, for such a frilly-covered book.

So as far as teenagers go, the characters of The Naughty List by Suzanne Youngdefinitely felt real to me. Aside from Tessa, the characters curse quite a bit, just like real high schoolers. (Yay for swears!) Also, there is sex in the book. Ya’ll know my feelings about Sex In YA. I like how real they felt, because yeah, a lot of teens do those things. Granted not very many teens are ninja-Cheerleader-spies, but I can’t complain about that part of the book, since it was rather fun to read.

The writing is fast-paced and uncluttered. The characters winning, and the experience completely awesome.

When reading this book, I highly recommend drinking a strawberry smoothie, Why? Well, read it and find out!

Disclosure: I bought my copy at the Suzanne Young book-signing.

Other reviews of The Naughty List by Suzanne Young:

Katie’s Book Blog
The Book Scout
The Crooked Shelf
The Book Cellar
Sarah’s Random Musings

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Robolobolyn's Universe of Books says

    Great review! Now I really can't wait to read The Naughty List!! 🙂

  2. Book Crazy Jenn says

    I JUST got this one in the mail – I cant wait to pick it up, it looks like such a FUN read! Great review!

  3. Fabulous review! I love the sound of this novel, it seems fun! 🙂

  4. Christina T says

    I'm hoping to read this one. Great review! I think the title makes the book look like it will be fluff but I'm glad that it is more than that. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  5. Sounds really good, I really like your review, you hit the good parts that I want to know about. I must read this!!!

  6. All of these amazing reviews make me sad that this book was out of stock when I went to purchase it. 🙁 I want to read it so badly. Thanks for the amazing review! You definitely made me want to read it even more. 😉

  7. Bookalicious Ramblings says

    What a great review! I've been tempted to read this one as it sounds so much fun and I love the cover!
    Oh and thanks for adding me to your blog roll – I've already posted your button too! 🙂

  8. Amber Lough says

    I LOVE this book!

  9. Lost in a Book says

    I put this on hold at my library because of this great review 🙂


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