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I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have…

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You

by Ally Carter

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    Model Spy by Shannon Greenland (Caramellunacy)
    Caramellunacy: The Specialists series is also about a group of teenagers who are training to be spies. The group in The Specialists involves more misfits and a bit less on the romance front. Think more Mission: Impossible. But the similar premise and action-packed style makes these two series read-alikes.… (more)
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    Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (_Zoe_)
    _Zoe_: Another boarding school whose students are secretly different--but in this case, they're witches and werewolves.
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    Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennan (nessreader)
    nessreader: Both teen romances with sparky dialogue, strong girls with their own agenda and friendships as well as romance. Similar sense of humour in both.
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    Steel Trapp: The Academy by Ridley Pearson (meggyweg)
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    Finding Lubchenko by Michael Simmons (meggyweg)
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    Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger (68papyrus, bell7)
    68papyrus: Etiquette & Espionage also features a stong heroine and takes place at a boarding school.
    bell7: Though set in different time periods, both books feature smart, funny heroines who go to a school where all is not as it seems.

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It's hard enough being a sophomore at an exclusive all-girl's school where your mom is the headmistress, but it's even more complicated when it is a spy school. The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women hides in plain sight, but that doesn't make the school any more popular with the townies. Fifteen year old Cammie Morgan, code named Chameleon, is a master at being inconspicuous, but doesn't know what to do when a boy actually sees her. Cammie and Josh start a relationship, with the help of her best friends running interference and interpretation. The Gallagher gadgets put James Bond to shame, while the dialogue is filled with much more wit and humour. The normal teenage angst mixes with advanced covert skills in an engaging way. The Gallagher Girls series promises to remain playful and diverting.

As the series progresses, sine of the silliness is replaced by a darker, dangerous conspiracy against Cammie and the school. ( )
  ktoonen | May 20, 2016 |
This is just the right read when you're into mystery and YA novels. ( )
  euniceangeli | Mar 3, 2016 |
Ok i love this spy stufff soooooo exciting ( )
  Shazarah | Feb 6, 2016 |
This is a cute book. The Gallagher Academy for exceptional girls appears to be a private school for rich snobby girls, but it's really spy school. Cammie Morgan and her friends are prepared to speak in 14 languages, are black belts, but are they ready to take on boys? Cammie meets Josh when out on a mission for Covert Ops class. Instead of adding his name to her report, Cammie, Liz and Bex decide to research him and make sure he's not a spy. They quickly find out they know nothing about boys and must go deep cover to learn more. I really liked this book it was easy to read and fun. ( )
  i.should.b.reading | Jan 14, 2016 |
This book is definitely for younger teenagers. This book is about a teenage girl that attends a Gallagher Girl. Gallagher is a private school for girls who are studying to become spies. Cammie the main character is a legacy, both of her parents were spies, although her father disappeared on a mission and her mother is now the schools headmistress. The outside world thinks the Gallagher school is a prep school for wealthy girls. While on a practice covert ops mission Cammie meets a boy that she likes. She goes to extreme efforts to see him in secret. The book should be exciting but something about it falls flat. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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In memory of Ellen Moore Balarzs, a true Gallagher Girl.
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I suppose a lot of teenage girls feel invisible sometimes, like they just disappear. Well, that's me - Cammie the Chameleon. But I'm luckier than most because, at my school, that's considered cool. I go to a school for spies.
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Cammie 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 student received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallager Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but its 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?
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As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from "normal teenage life" until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.

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