Monday, July 12, 2010

Don't Judge a Girl By Her Cover

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover
by Ally Carter
The Gallagher Girls, book three

When Cammie "the Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's their to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves trapped in a kidnapper's plot, with only their espionage skills to save them.

As her junior year begins, Cammie can't shake the memory of what happened in Boston, and even the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women doesn't feel like the safe haven it once did. Shocking secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every one of the mansion's corners as Cammie and her friends struggle to answer the questions, Who is after Macey? And how can the Gallagher Girls keep her safe?

Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail. The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth...

Ally Carter always seems to be able to keep me on my toes as a reader. Just when I think I have things figured out...nope...there is a twist! And another...and another.

I loved seeing not only Cammie's ex make a cameo, but also the elusive Zach. There was some great foreshadowing to Zach potentially having a dark side. I hope that's explored further in Only the Good Spy Young because I find him a really great character.

I also really enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about Macey, her family, and yes, Cammie's family!! No, let me just say, you learn a little bit more about the history of the school and how some of the intregal families relate to one another.

The four roommates, Cammie, Liz, Becks, and Macey also learn more about themselves, their limitations, each other, and how to bring out the best in each other while still being safe.

A whirlwind of a read with heart!


  1. I've been wanting to read the other books in the series after reading the first, but when I have time and no newer books to read, they're always checked out! I got the first one on CDBK for the library. I wonder if anyone has the second on audio. That would be fun to listen to.

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  3. Actually, Miriam, we do have it on audio at our library. They are usually a lot of fun to listen to...I'm listening to "Only the Good Spy Young" right now to review for SLJ. :)