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I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You - Ally Carter This book is a story that has both humor and heart. Cammie Morgan is the narrator and to book is supposed to be a report of a "mission" that this young spy undertakes. Cammie has been attending the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women where her former-CIA mother is the headmaster. Her father, also a spy, died on a mission and both Cammie and her mother are still dealing with his loss.Cammie's sophomore year begins with a few changes. She gets a new roommate--Macey McHenry--who is very different from her other roommates Bex and Liz. Macey is the daughter of a Senator and a Cosmetics Empire heiress and she comes equipped with attitude and street smarts. Sophomore year also comes with the girls' first Covert Ops class and a new Covert Ops teacher--Joe Solomon who could give James Bond and Indiana Jones pointers. Cammie is known as the Chameleon. She can fit in and remain unseen. But on her first Covert Ops assignment, a town boy sees her. Josh is cute and funny and nice. Cammie wants to get to know him better but to do so, she has to create a Legend--a story about an ordinary girl and go undercover. The town people in Roseville have a prejudice against the Gallagher girls thinking they are all rich, spoiled, and stuck up. Gallagher Academy fosters that attitude because it helps conceal that the school is training spies. With some help from her friends, Cammie manages to sneak out of the school on numerous occasions and go on dates with Josh who just gets nicer and nicer. It gives Cammie her first real chance to be an ordinary girl and she falls in love. But she knows the relationship can't last, since it is built on lies, and what happens when it ends is a growing experience for her. The dialogue is witty and filled with asides about attending a spy school for geniuses. The plot is well done and the characters well-developed and engaging. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to continuing the series.