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

Author: Ally Carter
Summary: The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, if every school teaches advanced martial arts in PE, chemistry always consists of the latest in chemical warfare, and everyone breaks CIA codes for extra credit in computer class. So in truth, while the Gallagher Academy might say it's a school for geniuses what they really mean is spies. But what happens when a Gallagher Girl falls for a boy who doesn't have a code name? Cammie Morgan may be fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti), but the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for 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, and track him through a mall without him ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she's doing something riskier than ever—she's falling in love. {Taken from goodreads.com}
Rating: 3/5
Review: The book is cute and a quick, fun read. It's not to be taken seriously, I mean they mention taking down an opponent with an uncooked spaghetti strand. I enjoyed the spy-ness because I'm all into that, but a few things irked me. Cameron claims she is a good actress but fumbles multiple times with trying to come up with a cover-story on the spot. To be born and bred to be a spy, her lack of acting skills is disappointing considering the business she's entering. I understand she needs to have flaws, but does it have to be so major? Or maybe I'm the one making it major. At first, I despised Macey and rolled my eyes at her introduction, but slowly grew to like her. I only thought she adjusted much too quickly to the spy school. She was able to take down a classmate in PE on her first day. No explanation on how she knows French or how she can take someone down. Then, how quickly she became friends with Liz, the girl she made cry in the lunch room. I felt there could have been more character development. The relationship between Cameron and Josh was cute in that puppy love way, but a reader can't really feel it because Carter jogs through it. Carter tells you how great everything is, but never really shows. I also didn't really like the way the first book ended. But then again, cliffhangers frustrate me. I would have liked a better display of where Josh and Cam's relationship stand, but I guess it was alright. Not a favorite book, but an enjoyable read that you most definitely don't take seriously. 
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