The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school, that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE, the latest in chemical warfare in science; and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. So in truth, Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but its really a school for spies. Cammie Morgan is a second generation Gallagher Girl, and by her sophomore year she's already 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 one thing the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for is what to do when she falls for 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 his 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, shes beginning her most dangerous mission; she's falling in love.
I'm not gonna lie.
I almost shelved this book.
I really liked it, but I got some books from the library that I'd been on the wait list for that I wanted to get into right away and...blah blah blah.
Anyway, moral of the story is: I'm glad I didn't shelf it. I love Ally Carter. I loved Heist Society, I loved this, and I'm sure I'll love the rest of the Gallagher Girls series. Seriously? They are hardcore teenage spies. How could I not love it??
Poor Cammie. How would it be to grow up with spies for parents and then live in an all-girls school for basically your entire life? Well I can tell you--it would SUCK. (Just FYI.) Cammie, who has been "the chameleon" her whole life--always blending in and going unnoticed--doesn't quite know how to act when she finally gets noticed. Not by just anyone, but by a boy. A very cute boy. A very cute, very normal, very non-spy boy named Josh.
What ensues is a humorous array of antics as Cammie, with the help and advice of her friends, tries to juggle her life as a spy-in-training at Gallagher Academy with her ultimate cover as a "normal girl" when she's with Josh.
I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to continue on with the series. I would say that this book is appropriate for any female ages 12 and up, and you should be able to find them at most local and school libraries.