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ISBN: 1423100042

ISBN13: 9781423100041

I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You

(Book #1 in the Gallagher Girls Series)

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Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for "spies." Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and...

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Great series to read!

I love Cammie and her friends. Cammie goes to a school for spies. She's constantly pushing the boundaries and breaking the rules as she struggles with boys, school, and finding herself. She faces lots of obstacles along the way and grows throughout the series. I would definitely recommend this book because once you read it, you'll want to read the rest.


`I'd tell you I love you but I'd have to kill you' is a fabulous and book. In this tail of a teenage girl trying to find true love, she must overcome many obstacles, one of them being the fact that she is an undercover agent. This constant page turner left you wondering what crazy turn the story would take next. I myself, being a busy high school student, am probably the farthest thing from an avid reader. Between school, homework, athletics, and work, free time to open up a book is rare. In the rare time I do have free time, it is usually spent getting caught up or working ahead. Reading has never been at the top of my list of things to do. But this book had me reading at all hours of the day. I would wake up early, stay up late, and sneak a few minutes during my day to find out what was going to happen next. The combination of comedy, mystery, adventure and love made it a constant page turner, never leaving you dreary or bored. The plot and premises of the book also made it easily relatable for most teenage girls; wanting the guy, but not knowing what to do or how to tell him. But most of us don't have the worry of being a spy to add to the mixture of drama. The style of writing also made it easy to keep up with the book. The combination of the normal narrative form along with journal entries written by the main characters and her friends allowed the reader to view and understand to book from many different characters points of view. It also gave the reader a better look at the characters personalities and mannerisms. All in all, this book was a fabulous and well written book that I would suggest be read by anyone looking for a good, fun, easy to read book.

Spys are back and cuter than ever!

So... I've just read the book I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You and I have to say, I'm impressed! I picked up this book expecting a wacky twist on Spy Kids, but this is what I found... We are taken to the Gallagher Academy for Excpetional Young Women where we meet Cammie aka "the Chameleon". What people don't know is that this school is actually a private all-girl school for spys-in-training. All the girls in this book I have started and grown to love. First off there's Cammie Morgan. Cammie is like the girl-next-door who you would never guess is a spy. She is smart and fun and sometimes shy. She is the daughter of one of the worlds best and most well-known spy couples, Mr and Mrs. Morgan. Mr. Morgan dissapeared on a mission never to be found again while Mrs. Morgan is the princaple of the all-girls school... Gallagher Academy! Then there's Bex! Bex is Cammie's friend who also lives in the same room as her at the academy. She is not one of the most intelligent of the characters but she is by far the most physical. Bex is an English goddess and the first non-american to attend Gallagher. There's also Liz. Liz is one of the most smart people in all of the academy and you would rarely find her out on a physical mission. All three of these girls, when paired together, can never be up to any good. Soon Cammie is secretly meeting with a local town boy named Josh and sneaking around. Little does he know that Cammie is a student at the Gallagher Academy. Josh will soon find out what REALLY happens behind the ivy covered walls surrounding Gallagher... only to find out that Cammie isn't the same girl he had actually pictured she was. All outsiders think that the Gallgher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is filled with stuck-up girls who count on Daddy's pay-checks for a living. Little do they know that not only are most of the girls the most down-to-earth people alive, they are also walking around saving the world, one school day at a time! I gave this book five stars because you can tell the author put serious effort into her work. Every page was something new and fun and the whole story kept me guessing. In the end i was very pleased and raced off to the bookstore to buy the second book in the series. I would certainly reccomend the book for teens like me, kids, or even adults! This page turning novel is surely something to be read! Hope you enjoyed my review! <3 tAyLoR

A Teenage Spy's Life

I definitely recommend the book I'd Tell You I love You but Then I'd Have to Kill You for several reasons. One reason is because each chapter leaves you at a cliffhanger that makes you want to keep reading on. For example, the last paragraph of chapter twenty-five is "I'll be back soon," I said as I shoved Josh's earrings in my pocket and reached for my silver cross, clinging to my legend till the end. I walked toward the door as Bex called, "what are you gonna tell him?" I didn't stop as I said "the truth." Another reason why this was a great book is because there were surprises in the story. For example, in one point of the story you find out that Bex's dad goes missing! This was a fantastic book that I think many teenage girls would enjoy reading.

highly entertaining and well-written

Cammie Morgan is your typical student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. She takes the same classes, and she has the same ambition: to become a spy. Under the guise of a school for rich geniuses, the Gallagher Academy is really a spy academy for exceptional young women. And exceptional they are. Martial arts black belts, fluency in fourteen languages, and expert hacking abilities are simply par for the course if you're a Gallagher Girl. Sophomore year is when the students start their first field work, in Covert Operations (CoveOps to those in the know) class. Cammie and her friends are thrilled that they're finally getting real experience. Then Cammie takes on a covert operation of her own. Out one night she meets a boy -- and falls for him. Unfortunately, he's an ordinary boy, and Cammie's no ordinary girl. Unable to tell him who she really is, she uses all her skills to track him and accidently-on-purpose bump into him. But is that enough? In a school where final exams involve being kidnapped, Cammie is about to get her most challenging assignment: transforming herself into a normal girl to date a normal boy. Quick-witted, clever, and poignant, this story is as interesting as any CoveOps assignment, with a cast of characters that makes it unforgettable.

Courtesy of Teens Read Too

Welcome to The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, an all-girls school located just outside of Roseville, Virginia. Anyone looking at this elite private boarding school would see just what The Gallagher Academy wants you to see--a preppy school for privileged girls, complete with a guardhouse and stone wall to keep the curious away from their precious charges. And they'd be right, of course, and yet they would be so very, very wrong! Because The Gallagher Academy isn't exactly what it appears to be. It's an elite school, that's for sure, and the only boys who grace its grounds are the male teachers. After that, though, the similarities between The Gallagher Academy and every other elite boarding school in the world ends. Instead of math and reading, English and horseback-riding, the girls who attend this school take courses in Covert Operations, Ancient Languages, Countries of the World, Culture and Assimilation, and Protection and Enforcement. The Gallagher Academy is, in a word, a school for spies. Cammie Morgan is a second-generation Gallagher girl--her mother, who also attended the school, is now the headmistress. Her two best friends, Liz and Bex, are both super-smart, and the best spies-in-training she knows (except for Liz's lack of coordination, but that's another story). Cammie has spent most of her life inside the walls of The Gallagher Academy, and now that another semester is starting, complete with new CoveOps teacher, hunky Joe Solomon, she's really looking forward to the new school year. But then things start to get a little out of control. Mr. Solomon seems to know all about Cammie's missing-and-presumed-dead father. She meets a boy in town, Josh, who finally sees her, really sees her, like no one else ever has. After all, she didn't get her nickname, "the chameleon," for nothing. But now Cammie is balancing on a dangerous ledge--knowing that no one outside of the gates of The Gallagher Academy can ever know who she truly is, and wanting nothing more than to spill all of her secrets to Josh. As lies tangle with truths, as first love duels with obligation, Cammie will need to learn exactly what it means to be a spy, her mother's daughter, and a young girl falling in love. I'D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, BUT THEN I'D HAVE TO KILL YOU is a wonderful, laugh-out-loud, action-adventure extravaganza. Filled with plenty of cool gadgets, intriguing teachers, and heart-pounding first-love moments to keep the reader interested, you won't be able to put this book down once you start. A true winner, and I definitely can't wait for a sequel!
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