killyouI’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
Release Date: March 20, 2007
Publisher: Hyperion
Source: Personal Copy
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The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school, that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE, the latest in chemical warfare in science; and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes computer class. So in truth, Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but its really a school for spies. Cammie Morgan is a second generation Gallagher Girl, and by her sophomore year she’s already 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 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, shes beginning her most dangerous mission; she’s falling in love. – Goodreads


I’ve had this book on my bookshelf for awhile now, but you know how it is books get moved around and you lose place of them. But recently I rediscovered this book. The book was a little more middle school than young adult than I was expecting; however, I was still drawn in to the story that Ally Carter told.

Cammie is a student at Gallagher Academy, a school that claims to be for geniuses, but instead is for spies. Cammie’s mother is also headmaster of this school which makes her life harder than it already is. Her father died mysteriously and although the family has moved on her relationship is still strained with her mother. But at the same time she is a teenage girl, she isn’t going to tell her mother everything no matter how close their relationship is. This isn’t the Gilmore Girls relationship.

The Gallagher Academy is in a small town and is known as “the school.” One day on assignment Cammie meets a boy. Something that is almost unknown at Gallagher Academy not counting the professors who the girls have known for years. However, not wanting to tell the boy about “the school.” She tells him that she is homeschooled and spins a whole web of lies to him to try to make him like her, even though it wouldn’t be liking her for her. It would be liking her for a fake version of her. Cammie is so excited about liking a guy and having him like her she just continues to push through with this plan.

There is more to this book however than just boys and parents, at the heart of the book there is Cammie and how she grows and changes and her friendships around her evolve with that fact.