Saturday, June 20, 2009
Review Of I'd Tell You Love, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
From the Back Cover:
Cameron Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school- typical, 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 seven different ways with her bare hands, 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?
I really liked this book. It was good look at what it is like to attend an exclusive boarding school with more than your normal classes. Cameron is a likable character and the author lets you get inside her head. She is used to working as spy but when love comes and bites her she is complete confused. Her training in being a spy does not prepare her for Josh a cute boy who goes to a local public school. She goes through a lot of shenanigans. The rest her classmates were minor character in the story but I did take a liking to one them, Macy McHenry, daughter of a senator. I hope to see more of her as I continue the series.
I give this book 4.5/ 5