Only the Good Spy Young

 

I’m convinced that private school would have been much cooler if I had been one of Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls – the deception, the danger, the spy gear, the … being hunted by an organization of double-agents. Carter’s story of teenage spies-in-training continues with Only the Good Spy Young. The book begins with Cammie in London with her best friend Bex, surrounded by spies because, of course, the Circle of Cavan is still out there and they’re still after her. If that wasn’t bad enough, she finds out the hard way that her favorite teacher may be a double-agent in league with the Circle. To make matters even worse, she also discovers new information about her father (nothing good) and about her not-boyfriend Zach (also nothing good). The book ends with hardly any more information than we had before and leaves us with one question:

What is up with girls in boarding schools?

(See also: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, The School for Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer, and Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins).

– Heather Botelho, South Branch Library

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