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Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls #3)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  44,035 ratings  ·  1,937 reviews
When Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find them ...more
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published June 9th 2009 by Disney-Hyperion (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jan 01, 2010 Tricia rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: action/adventure/romance people
Ally Carter is a great writer and this book just proves it. She weaves in the new mysteries and includes some old ones too, just to tie all of the books together. Once it comes down to the final showdown, I wouldn't be surprised to see all of the characters (spies or not) included in the battle. This series is fantastic, and I definitely recomend this book
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Full review to come! :)

It is extremely, extremely rare for me to call a book badass and adorable at the same time and to mean it. Ladies and gentlemen, this is one of those times. This book was so cute I can't even tell you but the whole spy aspect of it was incredibly cool and a blast to read about. Full of twists and turns I didn't see coming and a lot of sweet and funny moments as well as cool fighting scenes. More than once I was asking myself how on earth Ally Carter thought of all this bad
I finished the galley for this book last week and I really enjoyed it. I think each book could have more in it though. I'm not sure what I mean about more, but the books are spread out too far and are too forgettable that if there was more to it, I wouldn't have to spend the first few chapters trying to remember what happened in the last book. Maybe it needs more action or more missions or something. That being said, I always enjoy the books when I am reading them and this one is no different. I ...more
Jan 06, 2009 Briana marked it as to-read
I hope I can wait for this book to come out. I am sooooooooooo excited! Ally Carter is a great writer, and everyone should read the Gallagher Girls series.
Sue (YAHollywood)
I ship Solomon with Abby a lot.
and I also ship Macey and Preston. That's the only update, I could ever give you.
H ∞Δnother book Junkie∞
3.5 stars!
I really like the progression of this series.
I swear, this series gets better and better. So I definitely wasn't disappointed with Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover.

The plot gets more interesting and it definitely has more action. I mean, a kidnapping attempt on the daughter of the governor, soon-to-be, VP of the US? Yea, action packed novel for sure. And not only is there an kidnapping attempt, who are the people behind it? And who exactly are they trying to kidnap?

The characters are definitely more well-defined. Cammie seems to be a lot mo
Laura Gardner
Cammie Morgan is back in her most exciting adventure yet. Roommate Macey McHenry's father is running for vice-president and Macey is a target. After an incident on the campaign trail when Cammie and Macey barely manage to escape an attack on their lives, a new operative is brought to Gallagher Girls Academy to watch out for Macey. Cammie, Liz and Bex are told not to worry, but when have they ever followed the rules before? And why does Cammie keep seeing Zach in strange places? Does he still lik ...more
Sammee (I Want to Read That)
I really look forward to new books in this series. I'm a bit addicted to them if I'm honest and this was another fun installment.

When Cammie visits her friend Macey in Boston things don't exactly go to plan. Unless the plan was being ambushed! Or finding themselves part of an attempted kidnap they barely manage to escape. Desperately wanting to help keep their friend safe, Cammie, Liz and Bex use their spy skills to find the truth...

I really like how the author manages to give us a completely di
Sally Chen
Cammie has been through a lot of boy problems (technically 2) and is now in her junior year at the school for Gallagher Girls. Now she and her friend Marcey are in danger.

The 3rd book was more interesting then the last two, but it is still frustrating to read. Knowing that's Cammie's personality and that's how she narrates, it still bothers me how she thinks she is all that. There were also a lot of confusions because of the lack of details. One point she may be describing the fight but I could
Dec 26, 2010 Skye rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
This review is also posted on my blog, In The Good Books.

When Cammie visits her roommate and friend, Macey, in Boston, where her father's being nominated for vice president, she expects an exciting end to summer break. Excitement she gets, when she and Macey find themselves in a kidnapper's plot.

Luckily, escaping is just one the things they do best, as students of the Gallagher Academy For Exceptional Young Women - a spy school in disguise. But soon they find out that it isn't over yet, and as m
I've got to say, the Gallagher Series is really fun. There are some flaws, but overall, it's such a great series.

In this installment, Cammie and Co. investigate about an attack on the Macey. It's fun and there's that wonderful awkwardness of these teenage girls who don't really get the outside world.

Things are starting to connect now too. I love the relationship between Abby and Cammie, and the romance is really cute too. I just don't know what happened to Josh, if he's even coming back.

I also
Are there really schools out there that teach you espionage? If so, where can I apply? The whole idea behind Gallegher Academy is amazing. It is a boarding school that teaches young women how to be the deadliest spies in the world. Sure it would suck not having boys at your school, but I think I'd get over it after learning how to decapitate a man with a nail file. (Ok yuck, I could never do that...I'd make a horrible spy.)

In this third novel of the series we get to see a little bit more of Mace
My favorite in the series thus far. This installment has Macey's father running as Vice President of the US and Cammie, Liz, and Bex tagging along on her security detail after a near kidnapping just before the school year.

This book definitely see's the girls grow up in terms of innocence. For being future members of the CIA they seemed too Disney in the other books. This one shows them that being a spy isn't all about cool disguises and fun gadgets.

The plot is pretty intense (for this series)
*Potential spoilers for books 1 and 2 in the series*

I've been hooked on this contemporary, but not really realistic, series about Cammie and her friends at the Gallagher Academy, a school for future spies. Before I started this series, I had read Ally Carter's Heist Society and really enjoyed that book as well. While the Gallagher Girls books appeal more to perhaps a younger audience than Heist Society, the books are still fun and easy reads and I didn't feel like they were immature, which is ho
Another completely and utterly awesome addition to the Gallagher Girl series! Love this one!

We get to know Macy so well in this book and, honestly, I loved it because it really didn't take away from Cammie at all. Oh, and then we realize that...........oh, I can't say that. It would give *everything* away. Just know that Cammie is awesome.

I really liked the incorporation of the Gallagher Academy classes - we hear the girls' worries about upcoming tests and are a part of their classes sometimes
Wow! Now THAT is a book with substance.

Seriously, I can't believe how good this was. The other books in the series just start off light and preppy, so I never thought they were "serious". But this book... This book introduced danger from the very beginning. I guess that it could represent the fact that the girls are older, therefore wiser, therefore could get into more danger? Nevertheless, Ally Carter found a way to seamlessly weave all the conflicts of the past books, and then add a ton more
I thought the first two Gallagher Girls books (I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You and Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy) were a lot of fun, but this one didn't quite live up. The first two were primarily driven by romantic-interest storylines, and I think in the end that's what made them work - the fun of the book was seeing the struggle of trying to balance being a supergenius student at an elite spy school for girls and being a teenage girl who's trying to figure out her way ar ...more
Sep 11, 2014 Kaity rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
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 Ruth Noemi Rojas
First of all, I would rally like to thank the Lord for allowing me the opportunity to read this book and for Ally Carter! I have already read the second one, but I didn't love it nearly as I loved this one. I honestly thought that the ending was going to be different. The Lord has given Ally such a beautiful gift. I think that out of all the chick-lit I've read, this series is the best. These girls and boys concentrate more on their on what they're doing instead of what they think they're suppos ...more
Re-read: 1/18/15

This book is wonderful. And I have so many words to say about it but I must move on to the next book so I will say them later.

P.S. Zach Goode and Preston Winters. That is all.
May 02, 2009 Jessica rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
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وای خدا =))

زک کیست آیا؟ :)
من دوست دارم زک را :(
نکنه اینا یه سری پسر باشن بر علیه دختر؟
نکنه زک هم باهاشون باشه؟
“I'm someone who doesn't have anything to lose.”
آه خدا
When I read YA I usually do it unthinkingly, by which I mean I read YA like I would read any other book for which I am the target audience. The Gallagher Girls series is one of those things, though, where I am constantly made aware of the fact that I am absolutely not the target audience. From a bookselling perspective, I'd definitely recommend these to a young reader making the transition from MG to teen; the series may get darker later on, but as of book three the series is pretty sanitized, e ...more
Looks like things are finally looking up for Cammie Morgan.
And I mean that but I don't, because Cammie's life is slowly becoming a clusterfucks of whodunit, and I love it.
That's right.
Ally Carter is starting to tighten the ribbons on the present that is the Gallagher Girls series, and I can't wait for the bow to finally be tied.
Plots are coming together, characters are appearing into new light, and secrets are starting to be unearthed.
Plus Zach...
what a dream boat. UuU
Ashley Conte
The book "Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover" by Ally Carter is about a girl named Morgan (a.k.a) "The Chameleon" visiting her friend Macy and how they are in for a real surprise when someone is out to get Macy. They don't go to an average school, they go to a spy school.
I loved the book because it was a mystery and it left you questioning, which made you want to keep going. Every page I turned drew me in. The intended audience is for people who like a great mystery because it includes spys and
Soooooo....I was in borders on June 6th and found that they'd placed this on the shelves by accident. So, call me what you will, but I bought it, because I never usually get lucky like that. Out of respect for the author, I would never give away any of the plot, but I will say this...A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Loved it and read it straight through. This book does not disappoint and it an awesome addition the series. I not cant wait for the next book.
Once Upon A Time
I'm in shock.How am I supposed to write a good review when I'm in shock. I can't wait to get the next two books. This is way much better than the last two books I read. I have nothing eels to say. I'm speechless. I love books that leave me wanting more. I wasn't expecting the twist. I wasn't expect the ending. How romantic that Zach is trying to protect Cammie? I have nothing else to say. I'm processing what happened.
Can't be bothered to do a full review, so;
Really enjoyed this book! It was intense right from the beginning. Zach, I love you, but why are you so cold?!?!? Live a little, you're a spy you know how to look after yourself!!!!
I love this series so far and cannot wait until Monday so my friend can give me the next one!
Love you Cammie, Zach and Macey...(Oh, and you Mr Solomon!!)
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Gallagher Girls (6 books)
  • I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)
  • Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls, #2)
  • Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls, #4)
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