I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You: But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally CarterI'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You: But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You: But Then I'd Have To Kill You

byAlly CarterAs told byAlly Carter

Paperback | April 1, 2007

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Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school forspies.

Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?

Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.
Ally Carter is the author of two adult books.I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill Youis her debut young adult novel. Ally lives in Kansas, where she is working hard on the book's sequel,Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy.
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Title:I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You: But Then I'd Have To Kill YouFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:April 1, 2007Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1423100042

ISBN - 13:9781423100041

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hooked This is a very entertaining and engaging read from start to finish. I have not finished the whole series, but have been hooked since I first started reading this one.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Spies In YA Fiction Ally Carter's teenage band of female spies are the best undercover operatives I've seen in young adult fiction. They may be sophomores trying to survive high school (literally), but don't let that fool you - these girls are fast, supremely intelligent, and can give James Bond a run for his money. Despite their Double-O skills, these young women of the Gallagher Academy are classy and humble young ladies who welcome you to their school of espionage with open arms. Provided you have the necessary clearance, of course.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This book is literally perfection. Cammie Morgan attends a top secret all girl academy for spies, and has never known any different. But when a trip to town has her meeting a cute, regular, teenage boy for the first time ever, well Cammie's on her way to finding out that her spy troubles might be the least of her problems. I literally couldn't bear to put this amazing book down, and I finished it in almost one sitting. I definitely recommend this to any teenage girls looking for a great read, or adults like myself who love reading YA novels!
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You The problem I have with most YA romance novels is that nothing seems to happen, the characters basically sit around and try to get someone to fall in love with them. In Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls books, the love story is woven into a great adventure of spies in training. The clever made up spy tricks make the book hilarious and the story is gripping. I loved it.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute YA series about female spies in training. Check it out! I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter was originally published by Hyperion in 2006. It is the first in the Gallagher Girls series. Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women your typical all girl private school for genius, well except for the fact that the girls are actually being trained to become elite spies. With classes like advanced martial arts, covert ops and CIA code breaking for extra credit things can get intense. Cammie is known as a chameleon; she is capable of blending into any environment. She has never really been noticed before, that is until she is seen on an undercover mission by a normal teenage boy, Josh. Sure she knows 14 languages and could kill a man with her bare hands, but interact with a teenage boy, especially one who as cute as Josh, now that’s tough. She can easily tap his phone and hack his computer but can she make him believe she is who she claims to be? Can she carry on a relationship with him without anyone finding out? It shouldn’t be so hard when you have your genius best friends helping you. All seems to be falling in to place except did I mention that Cammie’s mother is the headmistress of the school. Will Cammie and her friends be able to complete this dangerous mission? I have been a fan of Ally Carter’s other YA series Heist Society for a while now, so I don’t know what took me so long to pick up the this book (I will blame ignorance and a giant TBR list). I’m really glad that I did get this book and start reading the series because I really enjoyed this book. I started listening to the audiobook and I also had the book so I was able to read along with the story. I found that some of the voices were annoying though. I thought the story was very cute, and I love that it was from a girls point of view; I’ve looked and it’s really tough to find books about female spies. There are some irritating or cheesy moments in the story, but I can overlook them and continue on with the series in the near future because I really want to see what happens to the girls next. I feel that some of the backstory we learn in this book will become relevant in the next books. There are currently five books in the series so if interested in picking up the series you don’t have to wait between the books to continue. One more thing I want to mention is the title and the cover. First of all the titles of the books are all pretty long, but they are fitting to the theme. I like that the covers have some of the words written in what looks like letters cut from magazines and therefore it look like a ransom letter. The one thing that I don’t like about the covers is the girl’s head is cut off; this is just a pet peeve of mine. Previously there were talks of a film and the rights were optioned by Disney. I think it would make a great movie or even a TV series. Have you read any of the books in the series? What did you think? Would you like to see a movie or TV show in the future?? Check out my blog for more reviews:http://bibliophilesisters.wordpress.com/
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I Spy Well, wasn't that an adorable novel. I picked up I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You after much persuasion and prodding from my friend Crimson (okay, how many of my reviews have started off like that?). I spotted a deal on Amazon for the box-set of the first three novels, and decided to take a chance and purchase them. Although this first novel wasn't my favorite, I hear it gets much better and I can't wait to read more! I mean, an all-girls school for spies? What's not to love! This first installment introduces us to the Gallagher Girls. They are brilliant, talented spies-in-training, inside of bubbly teenage girl packages. Cammie, Liz, Bex, and a late edition Macey, are hilarious and sweet, but also clever and creative. What I thought was both well done and intensely funny was the way the girls reacted to every situation. They had regular teenage problems, like wondering if a cute boy liked them, but they solved their problems with spy tactics. While normal girls might Google search the boy or theorize with their friends, the Gallagher Girls used e-mail hacking, surveillance techniques and every gadget imaginable to learn more about him. A little quirk that made this unique story a hilarious one. I wish I was a Gallagher Girl, cause they are seriously awesome. Cammie and Josh, her non-spy love interest, were really cute together, and I thought it interesting watching her try and balance her "normal" girl appearance with her spy life. But, while I did really enjoy the characters and the plot, there was something about the book that bugged me at points. I felt some scenes were a bit childish, and the story dragged at times for me. I felt it needed a bit of a push to get going, although by the end I was definitely hooked. It was a short and sweet novel, and a series that has a lot of potential to be amazing. And from what I've heard, it goes way beyond amazing. I can't wait to dive back into the world of the Gallagher Girls. Really, who doesn't want to be a spy? - Ciara who is lost at midnight (Originally posted at www.lostatmidnightreviews.blogspot.ca)
Date published: 2012-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rebels, Spies, Maybe both! Well, like I tell everyone who asks me about the series, the first one is all about love. It's almost like the story where the princess sneaks out of her palace to be with her beloved - the peasant who's love is forbidden..... If there even IS a story like that! (haha!) No, when you think about it, in many ways, Cammie and Josh's relationship closely resembles a Romeo and Juliet romance. Not EXACTLY of course, but somewhat alike. As for reccommendation, I would say it's great for anyone! Yes, even the boys! :)
Date published: 2012-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The best start I must admit that this was my least favourite of all the Gallagher Girl books. On the other hand, Ally Carter is the best writer in the entire world and this book is a great start to the series. Make sure you ccontinue to read, I found that the beginning quite slow.
Date published: 2011-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Spy Fluff Cammie known as the 'Chameleon' has always found it easy to get lost in the crowd, but what happens when she gets noticed? This is a fun book to read, it starts off slow but gets better as the book goes on. It's follows the adventures of Cammie Morgan as she attends spy school with her best friends. A fairly light read that was really fun to read and hard to put down. Good start to the Gallagher Girls series
Date published: 2010-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Such a shallow book I couldn't bother to finish it! Let alone the first 2 chapters. Some might say it's slow at the begining and to get over it, but I honestly couldn't finish it since it had such a shallow plot, mind you the title threw me off too. Just don't read it... Try a better series like Twilight or Percy Jackson and the Olympians - now there's literature!
Date published: 2009-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun Spy Book! (*3.5 stars*) When I first saw this book, it seemed very interesting. "A spy book! Thats a little different than what I usually read!" When I read it, I was a little disappointed since it was written a bit more for younger readers, but the story was still nice and worth reading. Basically, a girl named Cammie Morgan, who is a spy at the Gallagher Academy For Exceptional Young Women, one day goes out on a mission and meets a guy named Josh. Throughout the story, Cammie gets into a relationship with Josh, but has a hard time since- well, she has to keep her actual identity a secret to him! Overall, a fun read, I wish it were written a little more maturely.
Date published: 2009-06-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I Would Have To Kill You: A Fun Read for Teen girls This novel was actually pretty fun. It's about Cammie, who goes to a school for spies (but the townspeople think its a school for rich snobby girls). So one day, during a practice mission for her class, Cammie runs into a regular guy at a carnival. Cammie and her friends make it a "mission" to get Cammie to develop a relationship with Josh and the girls would sneek into his house, look through his garabge, hack into his email account and finding out where he lives. With what Cammie founds out about him, she uses it to her advantage to establish "common" interests between her and Josh. However, Josh's friend soon starts to suspect something about Cammie..... A pretty good novel about girls who can do possibly anything. A fast and fun read. I plan to read the next novels in this series.
Date published: 2009-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Darn Good I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you was a great book. It was fun and was easy to read. Right after I read this book, I went and got the second book, which also, was a good read.
Date published: 2009-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooo funny! This is such a good reading! This novel is just so funny you can't help laughing all the time and it's so casual like you're friend with Cammie and she's telling you about her lovestory. It make me wish that I go to a school for spies to-be and well it's look like so much fun with all the gadget and everythings! I very enjoyed her POV because she always thinks like a spy and it creates a lot of funny moment! Anyways it's a very nice novel and you should read it if you like uncommon lovestories!
Date published: 2009-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Wish I Could Go To A Spy School! Wow! This was fun read that I absolutely loved! I couldn't put it down until I was finished because the the way the main character Cammie narrates, you can really understand things from her position and really get into the novel. It's written as though the events are unfolding before your eyes. So this is the first book in the series and the plot is that Cammie goes to a school that is actually training teenage girls to become spies, but to the nearby town, they're just known as those rich girls who attend a private school. Cammie, nicknamed the Chameleon by her friends, is used to being able to go unnoticed, but one day, a normal guy, Josh, sees her. Cammie likes him, but how can she truly be with him when he thinks she's some home schooled girl and she can't tell him the truth?
Date published: 2009-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd Tell You I loved it, But Then I Would Have to Kill You. Wow. This book was AMAZING~! (i would rate it more than five but theres no higher) I find I could relate to it.. Sure I'm not a spy, but sometimes us girls have to sneak around and not share details on who we love. If you love books about FORBIDEN love, this book is killer. literally.
Date published: 2009-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! This book was so good! I read it 3 times, then immediately went out to get the second one. You should definately read this! It's awesome!!!
Date published: 2009-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really good i love this book it is really good and interesting i loved it!
Date published: 2008-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and classy! What a great book! It was super cute and fun to read. I enjoyed all of the spy stuff and the realistic characters. Can't wait to read the next one!
Date published: 2008-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mysterious spy series Defenetly a well written mystrey rromance novel. I would encourage any teen to read!
Date published: 2008-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous book for teens! Cammie goes to a super secret school for future spies! I love this book. A cross between Alias and Veronica Mars. Sure, Cammie is learning covert operations and 14 languages but who is going to teach her about boys? I love the mix of the spy stuff and normal 15 year old girl stuff. And very age appropriate - no stuff to scare off Mom. I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2007-11-26