Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sarah's Review on Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Hyperion
Release Date: May 18, 2010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Source: Bought
Rating: Escapable
Series: Gallagher Girls #3
The Other Books: I'd Tell You I Love You, Cross My Heart, Only the Good Spy Young, Out of Sight, Out of Time
Challenge: Summer Reading List
Extras: Facebook
Seek: Amazon, Goodreads
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.
Book 2, 3, and 5 covers go really well with their titles. This title though seems to me to be talking about Macey, since she has the spoiled brat cover and then the spy cover. This cover is my favorite out of the series.
Here’s the thing about covert operations: the really bad things always happen when you least expect them. The bad guys don’t give you a heads-up when you’re going to be attacked. They don’t let you wait thirty minutes after eating. And they never, ever let you stop to put on comfortable shoes.

So training for that kind of life means one thing: spy school is never really out of session.
I was surprised that the focus in the book was Macey McHenry and not Cammie. However, it did feel great to know more about her. And by the end of the book, the story kind of leaves us with some unanswered questions.

This one did have a lot of excitement and lots of moments where Cammie and others could have been in more danger than usual.

One thing about this book, that was different from the first two, was Cammie wasn’t the only focus. Macey McHenry was a character that we knew mostly for her guy advice, but in this book, you get to understand her more. She isn’t just the girl who knows about guys. She is actually lonelier then I thought she was. Ally Carter changes my perception on Macey and I love that. I think this is great to have in a series and hope we get to know Bex and Liz more as well. Macey was character that I thought I was going to unlike, but she becomes one of my favorite characters. That is after Cammie, of course.

That’s what great about this series, which I am sure most girls will love. The cast of characters are wonderful, funny, and still go through regular girl moments. Cammie’s circle of friends are best friends I would love to have during high school.

Don’t get me started on Zach in this book. I was a little mad at him. He was up and down and wished Cammie would just kiss him instead of waiting for him. He was caring and sweet, but ugh, just kiss the girl!

Another thing I did like in this book was when Cammie and her aunt were talking about her father. In each book, you seem to only get little tidbits of her dad here and there. I hope we get to know more about him as well.

Because of the ending of this one, I can’t wait to read the next one.
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