Title: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You
Author: Ally Carter
Release Date: August 2009
Series: Gallagher Girls #1
4 STARS: I Really Liked It
The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women lives up to its name. Not only does this exclusive boarding school teach advanced language skills and correct deportment; its students also master the arts of tapping phones, hacking into computers, and spying in public places. At school, second-generation Gallagher Girl Cammie Morgan has impeccable credentials: She is fluent in 14 languages and able to kill an assailant in seven different ways. But recently life has dealt Cammie a card that she never anticipated: She has fallen in love with an ordinary boy who knows nothing about her exotic double life. A truly covert romance.
Another sneaky read by Ally Carter. Reading it made me wish I had gone to spy school. Cammie and her friends are tough, strong, and so funny. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed out loud so often while reading. My husband eventually got used to my sudden outbursts of laughter during our 4 hour road trip this weekend.
I don’t think a teenage boy would want to read this book though. It’s in first person from Cammie’s point of view; some guys might not want to know what girls think about, like PMS and how dreamy their new teacher is. Just a warning.
“Can I just say that it is such a good thing that there was an entire diner full of witnesses, because I’m fairly certain I could have killed her with a bottle of ketchup.”