The Squad: Perfect Cover by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Goodreads Summary:  "Bayport High’s Varsity cheer squad is made up of the hottest of the hot. But this A-list is dangerous in more ways than one. The Squad is actually a cover for the most highly trained group of underage government operatives the United States has ever assembled. They have the perfect cover, because, beyond herkeys and highlights, no one expects anything from a cheerleader."

Review: So. Remember how I have a problem with telling? Yeah... I got really annoyed with Toby telling me how sarcastic she was, instead of just being sarcastic. In fact, I wanted to create a drinking game, wherein I did a shot every time she refrained from making a sarcastic comment. (Of course, she never said what the sarcastic thing she didn't say was.) Alas, I don't drink.

My other hangup was pretty basic: I didn't believe it. I couldn't suspend my disbelief. Seriously? A bunch of cheerleaders are supergeniuses in disguise and go around saving the free world all the time?? And they make this anti-social hacker girl seduce men, despite receiving no training? And they don't even know the identity of their bosses, who they've never met in person (which smells like Alias to me; I'm just sayin')? Anyway, suffice it to say, I wasn't terribly impressed.

I did like the boy, though. The dialogue he and Toby had was pretty good, and he actually made me laugh a couple times, so good job, The Boy.

Goodreads Shelves: fluffy, is-this-a-kissing-book



  1. I hope your next book works better for you! (I think I'll give this one a miss, myself...I find the thought of the poor anti-social girl having to be a seductress both improbable and somewhat distrubing...)

  2. A challenge like this also helps us figure out which ones are NOT the best bets.

  3. Hahahahahaha, I love your is-this-a-kissing-book shelf. That's awesome! I'm sad you didn't like this because I really enjoyed it, but I can totally understand your points about it.

    Happy reading! Keep up the great work!


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