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Friday, June 25, 2010

I'd Tell You I Love You, But then I have to kill you by Ally Carter


where I got my copy: Barnes & Noble

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, if every school teaches advanced martial arts in PE, chemistry always consists of the latest in chemical warfare, and everyone breaks CIA codes for extra credit in computer class. So in truth, while the Gallagher Academy might say it's a school for geniuses what they really mean is spies. But what happens when a Gallagher Girl falls for a boy who doesn't have a code name?

Cammie Morgan may be fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti), but the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without him ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she's doing something riskier than ever—she's falling in love.

I have been searching for a spy related book in over three months now and I already have a line up but I chose to read this one first. A school training to be an international espionage does sound interesting. An all girls school definitely appealing. I do not exactly have high hopes but I still got disappointed. It was a little bland and predictable. Cammie knows how to say "I'd tell you I love you, but then I have to kill you" in fourteen different language, can disable a nuclear weapon, hack to into the CIA, NSA or any other government agency local or international, and can take out a group of obnoxious men if she has to but like any other Gallagher girls, she is clueless when it comes to boys. It was cute and annoying at the same time, I understand how her character is portrayed and I like how she is still aware that she is not an ordinary girl nor had suddenly crave to be one. I think what puts me off a little bit is the lack of action and intrigue. The secondary characters also needs to have more spunk. But I do love the ending and I am willing to continue reading the series. I hope it gets better.

1 comment:

won said...

I'm wondering if it'd be appropriate for my teenager. It sounds like something he'd like on many levels, but I'm not sure after your review. This one might wind up on the "check out from the library" instead of the "buy it" list.

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