Book Review: Gallagher Girls – Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover By Ally Carter

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 there to watch Macey’s father accept a 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 dangerous plot, with only their espionage skills to save them. 

Ally Carter: Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover (Synopsis) – From her website.

This is the third book in the Gallagher Girl series created by Ally Carter, and it was such a treat to read. A perfect continuation of the two previous books in the series ITYILYBTIHTKY and Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy it brought new intrigue and while developing the central characters of Cammie, Macey, Bex and Liz. I really enjoyed how the story moved forward, and with the release this week of Only the Good Spy Young, I suspect I’ll be reading the next one soon, well at least as soon as I can get it from the library.

I’m really enjoying this series. It covers some really difficult topics, like losing parents and friends, while Ms Carter brings life, light, and humor to realistic characters placed in unrealistic situations. I would have loved having girls like these as friends in my life, not just for their personalities but for their character qualities: many of my friends have similar traits, and while they wouldn’t dress me up to hide my identity, they always have my back. After finishing the third book, I’m more convinced than ever that instead of a movie, the Gallagher Girl series should be made into a television series. So, Nickelodeon or Disney, get on the phone with her agent.

Also, Ms Carter, if you or your agents read this, please pop by Vancouver! I would love to meet you! This would have been the best book series I ever could’ve read as a young girl.