I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter
Writer: Ally Carter
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication date: 2006
"Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses – but it’s really a school for spies. Cammie Morgan is 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 one thing the Gallagher Academy hasn’t prepared her for is what to do when she falls for 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 his ever being the wiser, but can Cammie have a normal relationship with a boy who can never know the truth about her?"
Usually, this wouldn't be the sort of book I would pick up in a bookshop. But I don't judge books by covers or titles. However, I did think the blurb sounded interesting. I was given for my birthday so started reading it. I thought it would be quite a dark book, but it wasn't. I think this book suits people who enjoy all different genre of books.
It is about a girl called Cammie, who doesn't get to live a normal life at a normal school. her Mum is a headmistress at Gallagher Academy, a school for spies. Everyone thinks that the private school is for geniuses. While on a mission, Cammie meets a boy called Josh. She has to lie to him about everything. Her school, parents, etc ect. But then the lies get too far and she can't keep up. I won't give away too much spoilers, but there are some really unexpected events.
I think this book is like an extended metaphor to do with love. Because some people do lie in relationships, and a lot of teenagers can really relate to this book, even though Cam's life is completly different.
This idea for this series is really original. Only Ally Carter could of throught of this story.
At the beginning, I thought this was not my type of book, and too be honest, I thought Cammie was a bit desperate. I was thinking about rating it as 3/5. However, as the book got along, I felt I was Cammie, and I had been sucked into the book. I did think not much happened in it, and there could of been a bit more action. But when it got to the parts with her and Josh you turn the pages fast, and won't let anything tear you away from the book.
There are three more books in the series. The sequel is 'Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy', which sounds just as good.