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June 18, 2011

Book Review: Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls #3) by Ally Carter

Title: Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover
Author: Ally Carter
Series: Gallagher Girls #3
Published: June 9th, 2009
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Age: Young Adult
When Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them. As her junior year begins, Cammie can't shake the memory of what happened in Boston, and even the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women doesn't feel like the safe haven it once did. Shocking secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every one of the mansion's corners as Cammie and her friends struggle to answer the questions, Who is after Macey? And how can the Gallagher Girls keep her safe? Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail. The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth...
I love the Gallagher Girls series and after reading this book it's obvious that I love Ally Carter.

As always, in Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover the author manages to write a new and interesting story with the same characters.

I love Cammie. She's an excellent protagonist in YA books, really. I love her friends too. She's strong, intelligent and with a good heart. And I really like her romance with Zach, because she likes him very much but isn't as the usual ya character, who is ready to give her life just to be with him. He's mysterious and probably a suspect, by the way! Of course I always complain about their relationship because I want more of them, but it's refreshing.

I don't want to give spoilers but Macey is in danger and Cammie is there to help her when she was going to be kidnapped. The mystery in this book is really good, and I discovered I'd be a very bad spy. The ending left me extremely surprised! I wasn't expecting this turn at all.

Overall, I enjoyed very much Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, and the Gallagher Girls series is definitely one of my favorites! If you are looking for a fresh chick lit YA series, this one is perfect. Really, what is cooler that girl learning to be spies?

More about this book at allycarter.comGoodreads, Amazon, The Book Depository.


  1. My daughter has just discovered this series and is devouring it - she actually spent her own money to buy the books! Nice review :)

  2. Ya chick-lit :D I love chick-lit so sure I would be up for the YA kind. And girls learning to be spies sounds fun