I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2007/4/1
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Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls schoolthat is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it’s really a school for spies.
Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she’s on her most dangerous missionfalling in love.
Ally Carter is the author of two adult books. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill Youis her debut young adult novel. Ally lives in Kansas, where she is working hard on the book's sequel,Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy.
Cammie Morgan is a student at Gallagher Academy and her two best friends are Liz and Bex. Her mother is a principle so everyone expects her to know every single thing about what is going on at this school. Even though she is an elite spy in training, her mission this time is very difficult for her. Falling in love is a very hard to give up and throughout the story Cammie experiences many sad and surprising events. Josh is an ordinary boy who eventually falls in love with Cammie, not knowing the fact that she is a spy. The more they’re relationship deepens, the more it is difficult for them to break up. He feels miserable when he knows the truth about Cammie and he decides to break up even though it is tough for him. Cammie’s two best friends Liz and Bex are also in Gallagher Academy and they are both smart and beautiful. Through out the story they help out Cammie to hide her relationship and to save her. Cammie’s mother, who is also the principle of the school is very strict about grades but loves Cammie very much. These people are the major characters.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I was curious about what would happen next and kept on reading. The main message I learnt was that I should always be my own true self and not to tell lies to someone who is really in a close relationship with me. I highly recommend this book for teens and middle school girls who like romance and mystery. There are more series of this book and the other series are great too!
The writing is a little hard to get used to at first, but I got used to it eventually. (Mostly). It becomes enjoyable and I laughed quite a bit. The characters are great and I'm so excited to get to know them better. The spy stuff is hella fun (why aren't these books movies yet????) and so is the plot. I hope we get to see super mysterious spy stuff later on in this series (which I'm thinking is the case, because they're spies in training to be field agents someday) and if so i can't wait for it. My fav part is the friendships and Cammie & Rachel's mother-daughter relationship (I already cried twice over them; yeaaaa i was told that the first two are fluffy but THERE IS NOTHING FLUFFY ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO STOP THE TEARS OKAY; it's MOSTLY fluffy though (◡‿◡✿)).
A few notes: I wish that we had been shown a bit more of Macey's shift into this group of friends; Cammie's narrative claims that there are "girls of all shapes and sizes and skin color" but Bex is the only canon girl mentioned with darker skin color (where are girls of Asian, Latin, Arabian origin?) and all the girls that have a bit more description about them are described as very lean and pretty (except Cammie but her opinion on herself is highly biased). So this is one thing I hope either disappears in claims or is developed, because saying that there are girls like this, but no actual proof? Eh. Plus showing/telling & representation are different things altogether. There was something else I wanted to mention but I can't remember.. Probably irrelevant then.
Anyhoooow, I really liked this and I can't wait to read more *retreats into reading cave with book 2*
This book is the introduction to the Gallagher Academy and the Girls (Well the 4 we focus most on are Cammie, Bex, Liz and Macey.) Cammie is the daughter of the schools headmaster, Rachel Morgan. It is her point of view we read.
The girls are living the school year as you read and Cammie is writing her Covert Ops class report. That is what book one is the description of, her report. The book is full of humor, fun, emotions, and more.
We see how the girls are dealing with one another, new teachers, spy tools and lingo, outside influences, boys, and sneaking out of school. This book is classified as a YA story - but you are never too old to read a YA book!
I loved the characters and the whole idea of this spy school. I wish it were real and that I could send my own daughters to it. The teachers help the girls adjust to high volumes of coursework, peer pressure, friendships, gossip and even death.
Definitely a lightweight read, but offers a fun, 21st century twist on teenagers in love with its girl power espionage approach.