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Carter, Ally.
New York : Hyperion, 2008
ISBN 1423100050

(2  booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Carmeron Morgan, AKA Chameleon, is 15, attends the Gallagher School for Girls, which looks like a school for high-class snobs, but is really a school for spies.

This is the second novel in the "Gallagher Girls" series. It begins with sophomore Cammie being questioned about events which involved her former boyfriend, Josh, and occurred in the first book, I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d have to Kill You.

Is a terrorist group going to take over the school? The prom? Can she and her classmates stop them? She knows 14 languages, she’s smart, and her mom is a top CIA operative, but underneath all that she’s just a girl with boyfriend troubles, a spy with a broken heart.

The book, like Cameron, is funny and serious by turns, and is a fascinating look at a hidden world.
Reviewer, Karen Kargel for Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2010

Booktalk #2

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter is a book about Cammie, a sophomore at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. But Gallagher Academy isn't just any average boarding school. It’s a top secret school for girls training to be spies. Suddenly, life as Cammie once knew it has changed. She’s heard her mother, the headmistress of her school, talking to her Covert Operations teacher about a top secret thing called “Blackthorne” that involves Cammie.
 Cammie and her two best friends, Bex and Liz, suddenly find themselves on a mission to find out where and what is Blackthorne, and why is the east wing of their mansion closed to students?
 As their mission to find Blackthorne continues, they soon discover that Blackthorne is a spy school, for boys! When Cammie meets Zach, a charming Blackthorne boy who’s a better spy than the “Cammie Chameleon” herself, her thoughts are suddenly changed. But exactly who is this boy, what does he want and where did he come from?
 This is a great read for girls who love an adventure. I loved I'd Tell You I Love You, But then I'd have to Kill You, the first book in the series, but Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy is even better. I encourage you to give this book a try, you'll love the action and adventure.  (Megan B., K-12 student)

SUBJECTS:     Spies -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.

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