Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Teenage James Bond-ette

Only the Good Spy Young:  Gallagher Girls #4 by Ally Carter

Adolescent Spy Thriller

I was a little worried about this book because I so disliked the last one in the series.  I needn't have worried. Cammie is back to her old, neurotic self.

Cammie was hoping the life and death aspect of her last spy adventure was over, but it seems as if her dangerous life as a spy has just begun.  When Cammie's most trusted teacher, Joe, is accused of being a spy, and promptly disappears, Cammie no longer knows who to trust--including her own family.  This time, Cammie isn't satisfied with sitting around, waiting for things to come to her.  She's not acting like the "frozen-with-fear" Cammie, like in her last book.  Zach is back!  Yay!  He was glaringly absent in the the last book and he adds a kink in the plot.

I liked this one much better than the last, and almost as much as the first one which was my favorite so far.  You definitely have to read this series in order.  There was action from beginning to end, which is why I fell in love with this series.  Cammie is such a strong female character.  She questions her decisions, she cries--but she gets stuff done!  She's a great role model for how real girls act (except in the last book, but everyone can have a bad day so I forgive her).  The books are very funny and relate-able.  Cammie still has her innocence and immaturity and that makes her so believable and so likable.  The end was both amazing and maddening.  It was definitely a cliffhanger and so unexpected.  Now I can't wait to read the next one!

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