I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
About: Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it’s really a school for spies.
Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea 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, or track him through town with the skill of a real “pavement artist”-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?
Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she’s on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.
Lynn’s thoughts: It’s true, this book is 10 years old, but it has stood the test of time because it’s downright fun! And … because every one of us, at one time or another, has wanted to be a spy.
Cammie and the other girls at the Gallagher Academy are exceptional at some things but pretty backwards at others. And when you add the fact that they have to keep their training and operations a secret, not to mention their supposedly uppity tie to the Gallagher Academy, it just adds to the tension of certain situations, especially a dating type of situation. But then, don’t we all have secrets we try to keep out of our dating relationships?
This is just the first in the Gallagher Girls series. Great reading for the summer or anytime you’re looking for something light to read.