Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

Only the Good Spy Young
Ally Carter
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Release Date: June 29, 2010
Pages: 240

Rating: 5 stars

When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when she faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her.

Now the danger follows her everywhere and even Cammie “The Chameleon” can’t hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers—or even her own heart.

In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling series, the Gallagher Girls must hack, spy, steal, and lie their way to the truth as they go searching for answers, recognizing that the key to Cammie’s future may lie deep in the past….

Oh my gosh, I loved this book so much. I flew through it in several hours. It was brilliant and amazing. The best Gallagher Girl book yet, and that’s saying something because I absolutely LOVE every single book in the series.

Questions, oh the questions that are answered in Only the Good Spy Young! Ally Carter ties up so many strings, yet leaves about a zillion more questions you want answers to in their place.

We meet old characters and new characters too. I just love Liz. She’s one of my favorite characters. She’s the little Southern girl who’s totally smart. There’s this one new character, I absolutely hated him from the first page he appeared on. I thought he was a pompous idiot.

I’m pretty sure my family thought I was crazy while I was reading Only the Good Spy Young. One minute I’d be screaming, NOOOO! another I’d be like OMG OMG, others I be cheering. Carter had you making guesses about this, then you’d be going in another direction, so you’d assume it meant that, then you’d be completely wrong! I got so into Only the Good Spy Young! I think that was part of what made me love it so much. While I got into the other books, I don’t recall getting into them as much as I did for Only the Good Spy Young. In fact, I don’t ever recall getting into many books this much. Ally Carter’s writing is absolutely fantastic. It just draws you in. With page 1, I was hooked. I had tons of homework to be doing, but instead I told myself I’d read just 50 pages. Two and a half hours later I had finished the book. I simply couldn’t put it down.

My tip to you, follow your heart when your reading or you might die (quite literally!) Only the Good Spy Young was absolutely amazing. It’s a book I would say GO BUY THIS INSTANCE. The ending was brilliant. One of the best endings ever. And now I really need Gallagher Girls 5, is it next year yet?

**I also feel this is my favorite cover of the series yet. I just absolutely love it.


  1. Jan von Harz says

    I really enjoyed Heist Society and need to read this series as I love Carter's writing. Great review.

  2. Cat @ Beyond Books says

    Gah! You make me hate that I wait for the paperback edition to come out!! I need to know what was answered and meet the new characters!

    Just realized, that after meeting you I can totally hear your voice in your posts! I think that makes reading your blog much more fun and personable to me!! :)

  3. Helen's Book Blog says

    I have bought this series for my school's library and now see that I need to add this newest edition! Thank you for the review

  4. Anonymous says

    OMG Me too I was like SCREAMING in the end… and when she said *** and *** were dead I was like OM*G!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO BUY THIS BOOK IT IS AMAAAZZZIIINNNGG!!!!!! I JUST finished reading it!!!

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