Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter
True or False: The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is an exclusive boarding school that teaches advanced classes designed to prepare high IQ girls for high profile careers.
The Gallagher Academy is really a school for spies, training young girls for careers in covert special ops. With classes in martial arts, chemical warfare and computer code breaking, these girls are trained for anything. Well, almost anything.
Cammie is a second generation Gallagher Girl. A sophomore, Cammie can already speak fourteen languages and is 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 a normal boy like Josh. She can hack his email, shadow him through the carnival and tap his phone, but how does she...talk to him?
Cammie and her friends take stalking to the comedic level. In high school we ask our friends "do you think Josh likes me?" Our friends would then ask Josh's best friend, who would ask Josh, etc. Cammie and her friends steal Josh's family trash and go through it for clues. Each typical teenage situation is handled in a similar manner. Cammie applies what she knows, spy techniques, to her developing relationship in ways that will have you laughing out loud.
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, the sequel to this popular title, was published this month.