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Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls Series #2)

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls Series #2)

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by Ally Carter

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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Times best-selling Gallagher Girls series with this new edition, f eaturing an exclusive epilogue from Ally Carter ! After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester. But that's easier said than done when you're a CIA legacy and go to


Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Times best-selling Gallagher Girls series with this new edition, f eaturing an exclusive epilogue from Ally Carter ! After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester. But that's easier said than done when you're a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world . . . for spies. Cammie may have a genius I.Q., but there are still a lot of things she doesn't know. Like, will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semester? And most of all, why is her mother acting so strangely? Despite Cammie's best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her. She and her friends learn that their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests—code name: Blackthorne. Then she's blamed for a security breach that leaves the school's top secret status at risk. Soon, Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls and surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie's name. Even though they have confidence in their spy skills, this time the targets are tougher (and hotter), and the stakes for Cammie's heart—and her beloved school—are higher than ever.

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Cammie Morgan is back, and it's clear that her life hasn't calmed down since the events of I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You. At first, giddy anticipation is in the air. Gallagher Academy, Cammie's elite spy school, is hosting a visit from the Ethan Frome Academy, a covert training center for boys. Soon after the boys' arrival, though, everything goes dangerously awry when a series of security breaches are discovered at the academy. Worse yet, teenage agent-in-training Cammie is being blamed for the penetration. With the school's top-secret status at risk, the Gallagher Girls have to work quickly to save their beloved school. Girl sleuths with nice asides on youthful crushes.
Children's Literature - Elizabeth D. Schafer
Teenage spy-in-training, Cammie Morgan, excels in espionage curricula she studies at the exclusive Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, where her mother, a former CIA operative, is headmistress. This second novel in the "Gallagher Girls" series begins with sophomore Cammie being debriefed regarding events involving her former boyfriend, Josh, which occurred in I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You. Cammie enjoys deep allegiances with fellow Gallagher Girls, but the arrival of male students and their teacher, Dr. Steven Sanders, from Blackthorne Institute disrupts that equilibrium. Boys, both civilian and spy, confound Cammie. She first encounters Zach Goode while undergoing a covert field test in Washington, D.C., with her classmates. His presence at the Gallagher Academy agitates Cammie who is unsure whether Zach and the other Blackthorne boys are friends or enemies. Cammie and her roommates initiate surveillance, using listening and tracking devices, to monitor the males. Code Black alarms thrust the students and faculty into emergency mode, and Cammie and her friends attempt to recover a stolen database containing Gallagher Academy secrets. Character development is best achieved in Cammie who grieves for her father, also a spy, who vanished on a mission, and presses her mother and teachers to learn truths concerning his disappearance. Read with Michael P. Spradlin's "Spy Goddess" and Charlie Higson's "Young Bond" series. Reviewer: Elizabeth D. Schafer
AGERANGE: Ages 11 to 18.

As the spring term starts at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, the second most popular topic is the unexplained changes occurring in the East Wing. The most popular topic is Cameron Morgan's first official Langley debriefing. Although Gallagher Girls are exceptionally good spies, finding that there is a boy's version of their school comes as a surprise. The East Wing has been converted into a dormitory for the Blackthorne Boys, and their arrival changes almost everything. Learning how to be a spy while cute boys are watching is more difficult than most Gallagher Girls could have imagined. Watching the Blackthorne Boys do better than they is harder still. When the final test comes, will it be the girls versus the boys or will it be good versus evil? It is always a little nerve wracking to read the sequel to a book one truly enjoyed. Happily this reader was able to turn the last page with a smile and an excited, anxious feeling about waiting for the next Gallagher Girl book. There is still plenty of suspenseful action and supportive female friendships, but this time, how a girl spy can learn to flirt with a boy (spy) gets more attention. Because Cammie is a girl who has great spy skills, her awkwardness and cluelessness when she is around boys should give anyone hope. It is difficult to imagine what teen girl would not want to read-and reread-this second book in a butt-kicking series. Reviewer: Stacey Hayman
April 2008 (Vol. 31, No. 1)

School Library Journal

Gr 7-10
Cammie Morgan has returned to the Gallagher Academy for a spring semester of spy school after being grilled by the CIA for the unfortunate events involving her first boyfriend, Josh, whom we met in I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Aug. 2006, p. 54). She is determined to concentrate on school work and leave boys behind. This becomes difficult when the Gallagher Academy hosts visitors from Blackthorne, the male equivalent of Gallagher. Cammie is baffled by the attention she receives from Zach, the hottest of the Blackthorne boys. He has the habit of showing up just when things are going wrong-such as when she encounters Josh in town or when there is a security breach at school. Cammie must determine if Zach is really interested in her or just wants to learn the school's secrets. Narrator Renee Raudman provides a well-paced narration of this novel by Ally Carter (Hyperion, 2007) and gives the teens believable voices. Chick lit? You bet, but it's well written and well plotted. Cammie and her friends are admirable, and there's enough intrigue and G-rated romance to satisfy teens and tweens. While this second book in the series stands alone, prepare for listeners to demand the first volume.
—Tricia MelgaardCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Disney Press
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Gallagher Girls Series , #2
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12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Ally Carter is the author of two adult books. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You was Ally's first book for young adults.

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Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 905 reviews.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book! It is a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of "young spy" novels, (Alex Rider especially), and romance (like Twilight). Ally Carter ties the two together perfectly in this absorbing sequel. All the characters are back, as well as some new ones too. Zachary Goode is by far one of the best characters in the series and the chemistry between him and Cammie is amazing. I highly recommend this book, even if you havent read the first one. I was only able to read this book first before I read "I'd Tell you I love you...", and even as I read it over, it still manages to make me smile. An excellent book.
loves_too_read More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book from all the gallagher girl series.The romance between Zach and Cammie was well written. The way she didn't know how to solve guy problems and asking for Macey's help was interesting.The way that Zach keeps running to Cammie. There is nothing bad that I can say about this book. I reread it a lot of times and I'm pretty sure everyone else will.You'll love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Gallagher Girls Series books! This is my favorite out of the four books, but I recomend reading the first book so you would get an idea of what everyone is talking about. I absolutely LOVED it!!!
MClark305 More than 1 year ago
Ally Carter incorporates a sophisticated wit that is a rare find in books of any age level. She spoofs mission impossible type situations using teenage girls who are learning to be superspies, but also new to dating and the opposite sex. In this book, Carter captures the essence of young teenage females who are new to dating. She has taken the clumsy, uncomfortable moments that teenagers experience when they initially feel attracted to a boy or when they begin to date and turned those experiences into a humorous situational comedy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay so heres the thing. You ever had those books you got so mad at cuz you could nevee live that life, never meet that guy? Thats what im feelin about this book, all the way. Im so jealous of the Gallagher Girls. They are cool, and they are sisters. Im so tired of the real world, where you find a couple friends, but you also get some backstabbers, trashtalkers, and haters. Plus, im way jealous about Zach. I mean come on, eho doesnt want a secret spy boyfriend? I do! The only thing is, I like my guys confident, and I like my guys mysterious, but I do not like them cocky. Zach was all self confidence when it came down to it. He made me so mad! But thats how you know the book was good, when they can make the reader FEEL just by reading the words on a page. Ally Carter, you are simply amazing
alycarterisgreat More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ally Carter has done it again!!!!!!!! I really liked how Zach was so mysterious and I loved him from the begginning. Ally was right to make him like that. I just loved this book!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was action packed and awesome! As soon as I started reading, I couldn't put it down! I would recomend this to anyone. I hope that Ally Carter will make a third!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever spied on someone? In Ally Carter¿s book Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, the author tells the story of Cammie Morgan a 16 year old, sophomore spy. Told from Cammie¿s point of view, Cammie realizes that her mother 'the headmistress of Gallagher Academy for Young Women- young spy women' is hiding something from her. But is she prepared to learn that the secret is another spy school for boys and that those boys are coming to her school? This book is perfect for teenage girls who love to spy. The events of the story make sense but are not too easy to follow 'especially if you¿re not a spy!' The content gets somewhat confusing when the author tells about the missions the characters go on. Other than those few times, the story is quite easy to follow. This book is great for middle aged teen girls because the content is something middle aged teens are more likely to understand. The story contains Cammie getting over her previous break-up from the first book, as this is the sequel of the series. Any girl that enjoys spying, adventure and romance with enjoy this book immensely. The romance and adventure will probably appeal to those who do not have aspirations to be a spy. Although you may want to read the first book first if you want to understand what the characters are talking about!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As soon as I picked up LYKY I couldn't put it down, and when I did put it down (because I'd finished) I couldn't wait to read the next one. This book is totally AWESOME! There aren't many books about just female spies. Sure, there are books with spy teams that had girls on them, and I love those books too, but it was really nice to finally read about a spy who was a girl. Ally Carter rocks!!! Read her blog, it's just as funny as the books and it has a lot of tips on writing. The only thing I didn't like about the series was how all the girls went crazy just because some boys came to their school. Not exactly showing the characters in their best light. But then, their best light isn't always as funny. :) Well, this review is getting kind of long so I better wrap it up. I loved this book and LYKY. Here are some instructions on what you should do now. 1) Buy the book. 2) Read the book. 3) Love the book. Just do steps 1 and 2 and step 3 will take care of itself. Almost forgot step 4) wait impatiantly for GG3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was pretty good i would have never thought this was a disney book very mature and awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertainment, good for summer readings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow... I can't say enough good things about this book! This is one of the few books that I would ever choose to re-read! I highly recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this book and it was a page turner for me i couldn't ever put this book down
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it so much i wanted to read it 100 times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this entire series. This book is the start to when everything starts to get more serious. The romance between Zach and Cammie is brilliant. I love books with romance but not romance the whole time so this is perfect. It has adventure, romance, and action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv ths series! I also love/hate zach. Hate cuz hes annoying love because well, hess zach.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly did enjoy this book. It had some amazing characters that I had fallen in love with. Definitely a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The boys school is called blackthorn
BookPortrait More than 1 year ago
Really 3.5 stars The first Gallagher Girls book surprised me - in a good way. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy brought me back to the world of intrigue, covert operations, and the group of girls that would be great friends. Cammie and her friends are back for another semester at Gallagher Academy, and true to form there is never a dull moment at school. Cammie, Bex, Liz, and Macey quickly stumble across a secret Cammie's mom and Mr. Solomon are hiding. In true spy fashion, a little detective work reveals that Gallagher Academy will be playing host to several students from another school - an all-boys school. And one of these students seems to have an interest in Cammie. After her previous experience with boys, Cammie is determined to keep her distance, but at a boarding school that is easier said than done. As if the addition of boys isn't enough for Cammie and her friends to deal with, there seems to be a much more sinister plot that could undermine the foundation of the Gallagher Academy. Can Cammie and her friends save the day? It was so much fun to be back in the world of spies with Cammie and her friends. While the first Gallagher Girls book focused on life outside the school (or Cammie's attempt at having one), this book was dedicated to life inside the school. The classes were more intense and the schemes were more daring when there were being carried out under the noses of trained spies. It is no surprise that there are secrets, like Blackthorne, and the addition of the boys made this book even more fun than the last. No review would be complete without mentioning one boy in particular - Zach. It was hard to get a read on him sometimes, but after all, he is a spy. His interactions with Cammie were by turns sweet and maddening, but I definitely hope that we see more of him in the future. I don't want to say much more than this and give anything away because...well...where's the fun in that? Being a spy is all about secrets... All of the things that I admired in the first book, like the realness of the world and the way the girls came to life, held just as true in this book. Once again I loved the classes and all of the high-tech gadgetry, and even Mr. Solomon is starting to grow on me. Once again this proved to be a quick, fun read and the perfect escape for a summer day. The beauty of starting a series so late is that I don't have long waits in between every book. I am looking forward to reading Don't Judge a Girl By Her Cover!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This best book in the world u go ally carter love this book i reccomed it for everyone in th world :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! Can't wait to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!!!Man its sooooo perfect its romantic and it has the perfect twist of adventure and mystery itsa great read and a wonderful exceptional book it perfect and i say on a scale from one to ten its an 10000000000000 :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing!!!!!!! I will never stop reading it! My fav in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out of the wgole novel o,this is my faveorite book. Funny romantic misterious a reall hot sounding boy what more could theire be? Youll have to read yourself.