Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

Title: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You
Author: Ally Carter
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: Teen Fiction
Rating: Love
Alerts/Warnings: None
Premise: 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, Gallagher Academy might posit itself as a school for geniuses but 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 for Exceptional Young Women 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 school (it's really not a last resort place for snooty heiresses with nowhere else to go), her family (her mother is a retired spy and headmistress of the school for goodness sake) or her life (daughter of spy royalty and destined for great things)? (King County Library System)

Opinions: I randomly picked up an ARC of this book when I was working for a book distributer with dozens (okay- hundreds) of other books. Slowly, I worked my way through the pile, (okay- still working on it). I decided to read this one on a trip I was taking with my husband. I was sitting on the plane reading it and burst out laughing. Not once or twice, but many times. It was hysterical to me. It is funny and quirky and totally fun. Cammie and her friends attend an all girl school for spies in training and yet they don't understand boys. Liz, Bex and Macey all try to help Cammie figure it out by using their tried and true spy skills, which leads to an unforgettable climax. Ally Carter is a great writer and this is totally a FabulousRead.

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