Rating: [The Breakdown]
The Gallagher Girls book series is a New York Times Best-Selling Series. Why? Because they are the kind of books that you can’t put down until you are finished. When you do finish, you get frustrated waiting for the next one. In simple: they are an addiction. Only the Goody Spy Young is the fourth installment and I, along with many, MANY other eager fans, have been excited about this release since…well, since I finished the last chapter in the third book.
The series follows Cammie “The Chameleon” Morgan, who attends the Gallagher Academy, a private all girls school, that covertly acts as the training ground for future members of the CIA, MI6 and other undercover organizations that you will never learn about in your lifetime. The girls are trained in hand to hand combat, computer infiltration, multiple languages (and when I say multiple languages, I mean at least ten) and that’s just on a slow day. Most of the girls are legacies and have some of the most prestigious spies as parents. Cammie, along with her three best friends, are highly capable and have proven themselves in sticky situations. Only now it is worse. A secret and ancient terrorist organization wants Cammie and no one knows why.
Only the Good Spy Young continues on from Book 3, Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover, with Cammie in London. Fearing another attempted kidnapping, she is assigned strict protection detail until she returns to school. In that short time, a trusted friend is thought to be working as a double agent for the group that is out to get Cammie. Can she trust her friends, professors, fellow spies or her mysterious ‘is he or isn’t he’ boyfriend? Everyone has a different story and it is up to Cammie to figure out the score.
From the moment you begin reading it almost feels as if you are transported into the world of real-life spies. You get so involved that when there are chase scenes and instances that need quick thinking and gut instinct, you feel the adrenaline flowing through you and your heart begins to race. I can safely assume that 99.9% of the people who have read this series actually wish they could attend a school like the Gallagher Academy.
The phrase, “Everything isn’t always what it seems” is definitely fitting for this book. We begin suspecting ulterior motives of beloved characters and learning truths that you just did not see coming. With every page turn, there is a new twist and another secret is revealed. You are curious, but not sure if you are ready to know what is going to happen next. In the end, theories are either proven or squashed, but the voyage does not end here. No, we are left with another mission waiting to be completed, which is only natural because a Gallagher Girl’s job is never truly done.
Ally has consistently outdone herself with each new novel and the fourth installment is no different. The Gallagher Girls series continues to impress with intense detail, whirlwind adventures and action packed fun. Only the Good Spy Young is a thrilling read, leaving you with anticipation for Book 5. Until then you might want to join GGA (Gallagher Girls Anonymous) until you can get your fix.