Only the Good Spy Young by: Ally Carter

Book: Only the Good Spy Young
Author: Ally Carter
Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Spy Novel


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.

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.

In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling series, the Gallagher Girls must hack, spy, steal, and lie their way to the they go searching for answers, recognizing that the key to Cammie’s future may lie deep in the past.

Why I read this book:

The last book available at this time in the Gallagher Girl Series.  Sniff, sniff, must wait for my next hit.  GAH!!!!


So remember Zach.  He has a way of showing up at places.  And Ally has a way of finding him. And he says “Spy” and she kind of lets it go and is mislead by him.  But all those things about him that didn’t add up, that you keep going dude, why? about.  Those get addressed in this book.  We get a real good sense of his character motivation and who he is.  And still come out loving him.

This book was absolutely a natural follow up to the third book.  The last book, pulls its final twist on you, then leaves you hanging. This book absolutely follows up on it.  And then it gets grittier in a clean Harry Potter esq kind of way.  Life is not going to go back to normal.

Things that made their school cool and awesome, like secret passageways, are now boarded up for safety.  This made me really sad, and yet it made sense.  But is sucks when cool stuff like that has to go because of uncool real life stuff.  (as far as fiction goes anyways).

The great thing about the Gallagher girls is the sense of humor that it brings to the table.  However, while this book still had its funny moments, it wasn’t as light as the beginning of the series.  We could really sense the danger and urgency.

Final Thoughts:

Needless to say it ends on a complete cliffhanger.  And the next book doesn’t come out for another year.  I have not picked up another book in days, that is how long this emotional reconciling is taking.  It was great.  Ally has great voice, and she has characters you absolutely want to root for.

Rating: 8/10


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