Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jenn's Review: United We Spy

 Blurb:  Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle’s elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie—and her country—forever.

Review: I should have written my United We Spy review a week ago, but I just wasn't ready to say good-bye to the Gallagher Girls.  I'm still not.  I'm going to miss them all something terrible.

Ally Carter writes strong women who still have vulnerabilities.  Cammie and company have grown so much through this series from freshmen girls who play at spying to have secret boyfriends, to experienced spies who can save the world as seniors.  And I love them for it.  Liz's graduation speech made me cry with pride.

Are the plot lines a little familiar?  Yes, but there have always been strains of ALIAS (and now Castle); that didn't mean I enjoyed it any less.    There was some mock-peril involved, but I thought it worked.  I felt that all the loose ends were tied up neatly with a few surprises along the way.

I am grateful that I stumbled across Ally Carter at the Teen Book Festival a few years back.  I am glad that there is more to come from her Heist Society series and I can't wait for her new Embassy Row series.  That said, the Gallagher Girls hold a special place in my heart and I can't wait until I can share these with my daughter when she is old enough.

Final Take:  5/5


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