GCC Presents…… Suzanne Young!!!!

I’m so thrilled to be touring Suzanne Young and her book THE NAUGHTY LIST, which I’m hanging out to read.

About The Naughty List:

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?

And now for my usual questions:

What inspired the plot for your book?
Once I got past the fact that they were cheerleaders and that they were busting cheaters, I thought about the pain that can be involved in betrayal. I really tried to explore the emotions there.

Why did you decide to write in this genre?
I love the pacing and voice in YA. I have a really short attention span, and I’ve found that YA fascinates me.

What are you working on now?
I’m just finishing up the third book in the series: A Good Boy is Hard to Find. Other than that, I have some other projects that are non-Naughty List. But that’s top secret. lol

Who do you like to read?
I really like Carrie Ryan, and I just finished Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. FAN!

What bloggers are saying about The Naughty List:

www.bookchicclub.blogspot.com: “Suzanne Young’s The Naughty List is a fast, original, and fun romp that fans of Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series will surely enjoy! Tessa is a wonderful, relatable character full of depth, quirks, and heart. A sure-fire hit!”

www.thestorysiren.com: “Espionage, lively cheerleaders, and very naughty boys… equal one debut that I found unputdownable!”

www.sharonlovesbooksandcats.com: “Holy cannoli! The Naughty List is one of the most adorable books I have ever read. Seriously people this book is just dripping in cuteness.”


Suzanne Young is a brilliant scientist. Not really. But she is a former middle school teacher turned zookeeper (mother). When Suzanne’s not fending off zombie squirrels or narrating her daughter’s Barbie soap operas, she can be found camping on the Oregon coast or writing obsessively.

Suzanne is the author of The Naughty List series coming February 4th, 2010 from Razorbill/Penguin. The Naughty List is about a group of cheerleaders who investigate cheating boyfriends. Which Suzanne never did. Or at least, not that you can prove.

Learn more at www.suzanne-young.blogspot.com

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