Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Only The Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

Product description from Amazon:  When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her. I could go into more detail than Amazon does, but I don’t want to spoil it for those who not have read the book.

Now the danger follows her everywhere, and even Cammie “The Chameleon” can’t hide.  When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent, Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers—or even her own heart.
Somehow I went straight from book one to book four.  Even though there were some missing blanks along the way Carter does such an excellent job of storytelling that I was able to keep up with the general plot in book four, even though I have not yet read books two and three. 
This is what I like to call a smart girls series.  Cammie Morgan is a strong female character with the brains and courage to carry the story all on her own.  However, she doesn’t have to go it alone. Her roommates, her crush, and her teachers all combine to make this an interesting and well developed story.   Each of the characters is amazingly strong and talented. 
Though I was able to pick up the storyline fairly easily without having read books two and three, I highly recommend that you read the books in order.
Other books in the series include:                                   
Recommended for grades 6th and up.
Rating:  5 of 5

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