Saturday, 21 January 2012

Review: Don't Judge a Girl by her Cover by Ally Carter

Unlike the beginning of the other two Gallagher Girl books the danger is right at the beginning, the girls and all under a lot of pressure and don't seem to rely on each other as much. While the first two books are light and funny it all a sudden becomes serious what these girls are being trained to do, the dangers that they will have to face. Cammie has to face a brutal reality at the beginning, in which she realises what a life as a spy will mean, the dangers she will have to face and more. The third book in the Gallagher Girl series is dark, urgent and has no more playful cute moments between Zach and Cammie, where serious questions need to be asked between all the girls and the fact they have to all realise that they will always be in danger, they are spies.

When Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them.

As her junior year begins, Cammie can't shake the memory of what happened in Boston, and even the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women doesn't feel like the safe haven it once did. Shocking secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every one of the mansion's corners as Cammie and her friends struggle to answer the questions, Who is after Macey? And how can the Gallagher Girls keep her safe?

Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail. The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth.

I have to admit, these books are not epic like Harry Potter by J.K Rowling, or as romantic as The Notebook or as interesting as The Lord of the Rings but they have there own appeal, a mean of escape from a girls boring every day life [something I'm sure everyone can relate to.] They are a worthy read though and I would definitely recommend them!

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