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May 22 2009

Cross my heart and hope to spy by Ally Carter

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Lothian Children's Books, 2008
Ages: Year 6/7+ The Gallagher Girls Book 2.The Gallagher Academy for elite girl spies is back in the spotlight.Cammie Morgan, the Chameleon spy, the one who likes to blend into the background is thrust into the spotlight again.Following a disastrous final exam in which her ex-boyfriend has his memories erased, Cammie is caught up in a new operation, code named Blackthorne.From the moment Cammie and her friends see the top secret Blackthorne folder and the East wing of the Academy has become off limits they will stop at nothing to work out what operation Blackthorne is.
Once Blackthorne is revealed, the girl's world is turned upside down as they deal with a group of elite boy spies from their academy. Cammie is intrigued and seduced by Zach, whose real motives leave you guessing until the very end.
I recommend this series, and this book to all girls who have ever dreamed of being a spy.It has a great edgy feel, with just enough of a romantic plot threaded throughout.Who knew being a teenage elite spy could be so complicated.
Zana Thiele

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