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Killer Spirit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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I remembered it being more fun than this, but maybe I was just more willing to embrace the ridiculous the last time I read this book.

Most of it really is ridiculous, from the characters to the plots to the technology (gene-rewriting nanobots? Seriously?). Parts of it are pretty funny, and it's still an amusing distraction, but nothing more.

Though I have to admit, I wish there was another Squad book, because there are so many unanswered questions. I want a big conclusion, a big finale, to end it all with a bang. But... there's not one. ( )
  BrynDahlquis | Jun 1, 2012 |
Definitely entertaining for sixth-eighth grade girls, but not original enough to be truly a standout. This second book in the "Squad" series sees Toby running for homecoming queen while trying to stop potential terrorists. The ending was a little too far-fetched for my taste, and I found this to be a let down. An easy and light read that will keep reluctant readers engaged. ( )
  Marared9 | Feb 18, 2012 |
Toby's wit and sarcasm does not disappoint. Although the ending seemed slightly over the top, a great sequel to a wonderful book. This book had me cracking up. ( )
  lyricaltwin | Apr 9, 2011 |
Need to recover from Wintergirls - this should do the trick! ( )
  twonickels | Jan 25, 2010 |
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

In the second book of the THE SQUAD cheerleading spy series, Toby “Anti-Social” Klein is still learning the ropes and trying to wrap her head around the whole ridiculousness of becoming a cheerleader.

The Big Guys have noticed some activity in Bayport that sparks their interest. Soon the squad is going undercover tracking these individuals to place bugs on them. However, something goes terribly wrong and one team comes close to dying. Now the squad must deal with a possible compromise.

In their “normal” lives, the school’s choosing the Homecoming Queen. Half the squad is nominated and Toby just happens to be in the running, much to her dismay. Her little brother, Noah, is doing all that he can to win her the votes, but what he doesn’t realize is that the seniors on the squad are not amused by his antics. He’s causing Toby some major embarrassment and cold shoulders from the squad.

KILLER SPIRIT picks up right where the first book , PERFECT COVER, ends. If you cross Ally Carter’s spy books with Meg Cabot’s THE MEDIATOR series, you’ve got your smart-aleck anti-social heroine kicking butt and taking names…in a cheerleader outfit. If you haven’t discovered this series yet, you’re really missing out. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 13, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385734557, Mass Market Paperback)

Saying Toby Klein is an unlikely cheerleader is like saying Paris Hilton might be into guys–understatement of the year. But as a Bayport High cheerleader and an undercover government operative, she’s living a life that’s anything but typical. Being on the Squad has its benefits, but just as Toby is getting the hang of protocol and pep rallies, fate kicks things up a notch.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:32 -0400)

As if it were not bad enough that sophomore computer hacker Toby Klein has to be a cheerleader to be part of the elite group of government operatives called the Squad, now she is part of the Homecoming court and has agreed to attend the dance with the most popular boy in school.… (more)

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