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Kitty Kitty (Bad Kitty #2)

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Jasmine had everything a girl could want.1

So it wasn't her idea of SuperFun to move halfway around the world to Venice, Italy, leaving her fab pals and hot new boyfriend back in Los Angeles.2 But Venice isn't so bad . . .

Until Jasmine's Evil Hench cousin, Alyson, and her Best Fiend Veronique arrive,3 Jasmine's secret plan to jet to California is foiled,4 her boyfriend st
Kindle Edition, 329 pages
Published (first published July 1st 2008)
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"Kitty Kitty", by Michele Jaffe, is a really mixed bag. On one hand, it's really funny in places, generally fun, light-hearted and fast-paced. It's also incredibly well-paced, in that there are genuine twists and turns at the each of every chapter and there is lots of genuine imagination and creativity. However, the imagination and creativity manifests in a way that is sorta over-quirky, in that practically all the characters talk the same kind of witty, OTT way. For instance, there is constant ...more
Sara Grochowski
Oct 25, 2009 Sara Grochowski rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Michele Jaffe's books totally rock my socks off! I don't know how she comes up with such great plot lines and hilarious dialogue, I just hope she never stops!

Kitty Kitty is the the continuation of Jas' story that began in Jaffe's first YA novel, Bad Kitty. While readers will most likely be able to follow Jas' story if they begin with Kitty Kitty, I recommend reading Bad Kitty first. Not only will you have a better idea of who the characters are and how they came to be in Venice, you'll also laug
Mar 21, 2008 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved Bad Kitty so I was eagerly awaiting Kitty Kitty. It didn't disappoint. Jasmine is such a hilarious heroine that she just keeps me cracking up on every page. I highly recommend this series.
Oct 11, 2010 Jess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't too keen on Michele Jaffe's first book in the Bad Kitty series, aptly titled Bad Kitty, because I found parts of the plot a little too ridiculous and the humor a little too in your face. The instant messaging conversations also were enormously distracting, adding "comedic" value while bringing nothing to the plot. Altogether, it was a mediocre book, though I must admit it was a fun and entertaining read. I wasn't even considering picking up the second book, Kitty Kitty, until I discover ...more
You know what this series remind me of? The Nancy Drew series. Seriously. I keep feeling that Jasmine like this like modernized version of Nancy Drew. They both share the love of mysteries and they both love solving them. The only difference is that Jasmine is a more funnier version. She also has best friends who aid her in every possible ways (including fashion sense :).

The characters, as usual, were very entertaining. Polly, Jasmine's best friend, is ALWAYS there for her. Though not physically
Jacob Proffitt
Like Bad Kitty, Kitty Kitty is non-stop fun and action. All of the elements that made Bad Kitty so fun are present in this sequel—and I devoured it in one big gulp as well.

My favorite part, this time, was the emergence of BadJas. Jas finally realizes that being Model Daughter isn't getting her anywhere in her Venetian exile, so she decides to go bad. But since this is Jas we're talking about, it's really hard to tell the difference—except in the footnotes. BadJas was awesome and even the Hench T
Aug 05, 2015 Jill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again, the title and cover leave much to be desired, but I need to read it. Like now. *grabby hands*

It was a really good mystery that didn't reveal the ending despite giving the reader all the clues, which I liked a lot. My issue: The Lack of Jack. You CANNOT introduce an amazingly hot and awesome boy in the first book then only have him show up for two pages in the second book.
Also, considering this was published seven years ago I conclude that there is not a third book, but there were so
May 23, 2008 Lynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
OH NO! Poor Jaz has been yanked away from her hot boyfriend and California BFF's to spend her senior year in Venice. What to do?? Jas decides to be on her best behaviour so she can go home but in Bad Kitty fashion, Jaz falls into nefarious plots, wicked deeds and evil plots only to tumble out the other side victorious - and perfectly accessorized. Inspired silliness and great fun for summer reading.
May 17, 2016 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On the fun read scale this book is TNT.
Feb 25, 2008 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Jasmine Callihan is back and better than ever in “Kitty Kitty” by Michele Jaffe! And, boy am I excited about that. “Kitty Kitty” will be released in July 2008 by HarperTeen (part of HarperCollins coincidentally enough), so you’re seeing the review here first.

“Kitty Kitty” picks up a month or two after the ending of “Bad Kitty” (Jaffe’s madcap YA debut featuring Jasmine). This time around, Jasmine is in Venice, the most romantic city in the world, and in a beautiful hotel. The only problem is tha
Sarah Lynn
This is a totally silly, over the top young adult fiction book. Which I adored because the author writes the heroine, Jas, pretty much just like my friend Angel talks. "I hightailed it back to my room, and, once the door was closed, did a very special dance for joy. Not only would I get to go to San Francisco with my pals, but Jack had said that if I made it back for the college trip he'd fly in from Los Angeles for a day or two to see me. San Francisco was like around the corner from him! He co ...more
Aug 26, 2008 Liviania rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In BAD KITTY, Jasmine Callahan discovered a murderous plot afoot in Las Vegas. In KITTY KITTY, she leaves the canals of the Venetian to the canals of Venice, only to stumble across the path of another murderer. Only this time, she isn’t soon enough to prevent tragedy. She can track down the killer and prevent more murders, by following the guidance of Mr. T and using her Italian gleaned from Commissario Rex and translated episodes of CHiPs.

Little Life Lesson 1: Mr. T might not be the best role m
Jul 22, 2008 Leanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crime-solving Jasmine Callihan is back in Michele Jaffe’s Kitty Kitty, sequel to last year’s young adult novel Bad Kitty. This time, though, Jas is sleuthing in Venice, Italy where her father, a “genius,” is researching the history of soap.

Jas meets a quirky young woman, Arabella, in Italian class. When disaster strikes Arabella, Jas disagrees with the official investigation (and I can’t blame her for distrusting the Italian police force after reading The Monster of Florence). Instead, she decid
Oct 13, 2008 Nian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
This book provided much needed laughter. It’s hilarious. A really awesome heroine who, despite her faults, I can’t help but fall in love with. It’s a fascinating idea, really. I’m usually the reader who jumps at the very opportunity to pinch and pick away the protagonists if I find annoying flaws, but not this time. I just laughed my whole way through it.

Jasmine is like a very hip Nancy Drew. (I know, my comparisons to Drew are very annoying, but she’s the girl who got me all hyped up for myste
Feb 27, 2012 MJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is complete whacky fun. The mysteries are well thought out and the characters are enjoyable as well. It's a shame that Jaffe hasn't been contracted to write anymore because I definitely am wondering what happened to Jas and her friends. There are a few problems with the book. Nothing too major, but I do feel that there were times the book came off a bit silly. Also, the footnotes that were used throughout the books became a little annoying at times. I still think though if you like lig ...more
I loved Kitty Kitty! Kitty Kitty is about a girl named Jasmine Callihan, who is forced to move to Venice with her family for her father to do research on soap, leaving her best friends and boyfriend back in Los Angeles. Jasmine is devastated, until she realizes that Venice isn't so bad. Jasmine is sent to an Italian class, where she becomes close friends with Arabella, and as much as Jas tries to stay out of trouble, it is impossible with Arabella as her friend. Soon enough, she finds herself w ...more
Posted to my Livejournal in January 2009:

I loved Bad Kitty and its ridiculously funny plot and characters, so how could I resist a sequel? In this one, Jasmine Callihan has been forced to move to Italy with to her father Dadzilla and step-mother, Sherri! (yes, she spells her name with an exclamation point). While Jas plots out a way to return home to her friends and new boyfriend, she is of course embroiled in another mystery when one of her only friends in Italy is murdered right after confidin
Okay, I take back what I said at the end of Book One, this totally could get better. Loved it, laughed so hard reading it, I'd even have liked a third volume.
Knowing something is wrong, and knowing what it is, are like Ugg boots and Cuteness: unrelated.

Yes! Finally! 100% Agreed!
I was afraid Jas&Friends would become Jas&Jack+/-co. but Miss Jaffe managed to pull it off brilliantly without smothering us in sugary-coated-romance.
Like the first book, full of intrigue and useful fashion tips a
Sep 16, 2010 Clare rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls 12 and up
Jas had a perfect life after a not-so-perfect spring break. So, she wanted to enjoy her new boyfriend, and friends, but when her parents decide to move halfway across the world that is actually the last thing she gets to do. Jas hopes this vacation will just blow over and in a short year she will get to see her friends again, but if you know Jas her life always has to have a mystery, and this one might be the deadliest yet.
Kitty Kitty was one of those very few sequels that was actually just a
Alexa Desocio
OMG, so good! This was everything i expected it to be: funny, cute, a little suspenseful, and a lot entertaining! I didn't like it quite as much as the first book, "Bad Kitty," but it was still amazing!

I don't think i realized how annoying the cutesy/ditzy writing was in the first book, but i definitely noticed in this one. I was surprised, however, to find that the annoying cutesy/ditzy writing didn't really annoy me (i know, ironic, right?) like similar wirting in other books does. That alone
Oct 28, 2009 Midnight rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes I think that Jas' real superpower is having friends who are on the extreme side of 'from another world.' If you haven't read either book, then you will not understand what I mean.

As to the story line, it was interesting. I loved that she referred to her dad as 'dadzilla;' his reaction to her last escapade was rather sever. Maybe the real problem for him is he does not spend enough time finding out who his daughter is as a person.

Anyway, I will admit that I did not figure out the ending
Jennifer Wardrip
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Jasmine Callihan is back in yet another crazy and zany escapade!

This time Venice, Italy is her prowling grounds.

Despite her father's desperate attempts to keep her out of trouble, Jas finds herself entangled in yet another mystery. Trying to find out who killed her new friend, Arabella, will lead her from small, overstuffed apartments, to churches, and to large manors inhabited by the rich.

Luckily for her, she has many, many allies to help
Dec 02, 2012 Ubalstecha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jas's dad has decided to move his family half-way around the world so he can research and write the definitive book on soap. Jas has been further humiliated by being locked in her room when she is not in Italian class. But trust Jas to find a mystery to solve, even under these circumstances. And when one of her classmates turns up dead of an apparent suicide, Jas is determined to prove the police wrong and find the real killer.

Another wonderfully frenetic mystery from Michele Jaffe full of the s
Sep 03, 2008 Caroline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Harmony, Mimi
Shelves: faves, young-adult, series
If you take "Confessions of Georgia Nicolson", mix in a little "Sisters Grimm: Tales from the Hood", add evil deception, and toss in original writing style, you will get "Kitty Kitty". With another strange, problematic Kitty, Jas must solve several mysteries. Will she ever change out of her leather pants? Did her friend from Italian class really commit suicide? Why is her boyfriend wearing seven jeans? Michelle Jaffe has a wonderful style of using footnotes to explain the crazy lives of Jas, Dad ...more
Feb 11, 2011 Heather-Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Jasmine Caillan returns, In Venice! Dragged away from her friends polly, tom, roxy and amazing rock god boyfriend Jack, Jas is torn and annoyed when her father "Dadzilla" announces their move to Italy. There, Jas gets caught up in a friends murder and soon gets caught up in T R O U B L E all over again, i guess theres no ecscaping it for her!

I really enjoyed this second book following off from Bad Kitty. It wasn't as good as the first book but it was a very enjoyable read and once ag
Jun 14, 2012 Katrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
WOW SO GOOD. I was worried it wasn't going to be as fantastic as the first one, but I should not have been concerned! Michele Jaffe is a goddess and her wit amazes me with every page. No seriously, this was a fantastic book likeeee omg. Jas is HILARIOUS, and brilliant, and sarcastic, and basically everything I'm looking for in a main character! I'd read about her going to the grocery store honestly, because I'm sure even that would become an ordeal for her. And I love her friends and everybody w ...more
Jasmine was having a great time in California with her friends and her boyfriend, who is a rock star, when Dadzilla (dah, dah, dah) decides to pack up and move to Italy.
She's miserabe...until she meets Arabella, the girl from her Italian class with a questionable fashion sense.
Then Arabella's body is found. Jas's slightly crazy friends show up in Italy, along with all their homemade gadgets, and they set off on the trail of the mystery. The police say Arabella drowned in the canals, but Jas has
May 12, 2013 Cecilia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
YA book about 17 year old American Jasmine or Jas for short who solves a murder while living in Venice, Italy. Its strengths lay with some clever and funny lines, especially when Jas was translating Italian into English for her friends or herself, as Jasmine is taking intermediate level Italian lessons. The book alas, was weighed down with a cloying amount of corny teenage names, insider "code", silly unnecessary footnotes, and sank as too many of her American friends show up in Venice in time t ...more
Nov 10, 2015 Imani rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was okay but it didn't really interest this much, maybe because I was so desperate to read other books and just read this because I had nothing else to read but I didn't really like the writing style and didn't feel any suspense when seeing who killed Arabella . I should have probably read the first book but just thought I'd like it anyway. I also hated the change in dialogue at the bottom of the pages as it was off putting and just a bit annoying, I eventually just missed it out compl ...more
Dec 09, 2010 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, Michele Jaffe offers the unique hilarity that is Jasmine Callihan. If readers loved the Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison, they absolutely need to pick up this series. It's sassy, it's smart, and it will keep you guessing until the very end. The ending did feel a bit too serious considering the tone of the rest of the novel, but it's mostly necessary (hello, murder is no laughing matter). I loved the intensity of the final chapters, and as always, it left me begging for more ...more
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Michele Jaffe (b. March 20 in Los Angeles, California), is an American writer. She has authored novels in several genres, including historical romance, suspense thrillers, and novels for Young Adults.
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