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

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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
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''Sometimes people run... to see if you'll come after them.''

I love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love this series. If I could chose a world I'd want to live in, it would be Cammie's. Who would say no to being a spy in training, knowing fourteen languages and KICKING ASS? And the best part: you get gadgets!

Ally Carter is on my top 5 favorite authors list!
Jan 01, 2010 Tricia rated it really liked it
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
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
REREAD: July 27, 2015


Initial Read: January 22, 2015

I ship Solomon with Abby a lot.
and I also ship Macey and Preston. That's the only update, I could ever give you.
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Feb 11, 2009 Nikki rated it really liked it
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.
Dec 01, 2015 Mafi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, pt, 2015
Não estava nada nos meus planos ler esta série agora mas estou meio que viciada!
"Quem vê caras não vê espiões" teve o papel difícil de começar a grande estória que é desenvolvida até ao final do último livro. Aqui a vida de Cammie complica-se ao ponto de quererem matá-la! Também são introduzidas novas personagens como o Preston que aqui mesmo não tendo grande relevância, certamente tem o seu destaque nos últimos livros da série. É engraçado como a autora consegue explorar todas as personagens e
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I forget how darn, short these books are - only 260 pages! Definitely an improvement from the second book. ^_^
Jun 11, 2009 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
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
Rita Carvalho
Feb 15, 2015 Rita Carvalho rated it really liked it
Wow, these books are truly amazing, I never get bored because there's always something happening and a lot to figure out. To be honest, most of the times I have no idea of what is about to happen and that's why I find it so interesting.

This particular book was so OMG, I'm still shocked and I really need to read the next one to know the truth. I mean, what the hell is happening???

Now, about Cammie and Zach: I think they're very cute and they have to stay together in the end, but he has so many se
H ∞Δnother book Junkie∞
3.5 stars!
I really like the progression of this series.
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
Pretty good, pretty good. The plot is thickening. The writing was a tiny bit better, but still confusing at some parts. Less romance than the first two, but there was a kiss or two, many mentions of guys being hot and their hotness. Language was overall clean, with really only a 'wuss'. Aunt Abby was awesome, and I like that a bit more was said about Camnie's dad.
I'm curious to see what will happen next, so I will be reading the next book in the series. ;)
Laura Gardner
Jun 21, 2009 Laura Gardner rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, funny, friendship, thriller
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
Oct 01, 2015 Annabelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Covert Operations Report
By Anna Sk (hereafter referred to as "The Operative")

Phase 3.

At this point of the mission, the Operative would like to state that (simply stated for everyone) shit has started to hit the fan. A change of scenery for the Assets and an addition of new Assets (particularly Abigail Morgan and Preston Winters) has brought a more serious and dangerous vibe on the mission. Main target in this mission was Asset McHenry (that the Operative managed to understand better in Phase 3 a
Rebecca T
May 08, 2015 Rebecca T rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, 115-in-2015
These books are seriously getting better and better. The characters are as kickass and amazing as always and the overall plot is so intriguing. I have so many questions and I can't wait to see how it all pans out. This one was certainly a lot darker than the first few and it was perfect. Seriously my favourite so far.
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
Aug 25, 2010 Sally Chen rated it liked it
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 liked it
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
Leenah Elkordy
Sep 25, 2015 Leenah Elkordy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-books
THIS ONE'S MY FAVORITE SO FAR!!!! i love preston i loved the action and the mystery! but like when do we get to know about zach im tired of his secrets
Dec 07, 2013 Frisk rated it it was amazing
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
J L's Bibliomania
These Gallagher Girl books are a bit like cotton candy. They can be a enjoyable bit of mindless fluff, but quickly go cloyingly sweet and then become stale. I've been spacing the books in the series out, but partway through Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, I started wondering if I was really reading a new book, or just a twist on the same plot as the last one. I guess it will be a while before I return to this series.

I listened to I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You as an audi
Sep 20, 2015 Hanna rated it it was amazing
give me the next book NoW!!!11! (pls)
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
Aug 16, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 02, 2010 Bry rated it really liked it
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)
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
Jan 17, 2013 Marianne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
Dec 25, 2009 Jessica rated it liked it
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
Cait Grace
I have a lot of mixed feelings about this series. I know it's weird! Who doesn't like cool girls with spy-abilities who save the world and know how to kill someone with uncooked spaghetti? I like it. But my brain spends so much time critiquing it and being unimpressed, I want to cry. My brain and I might get a divorce. We'll split the money equally.

Cammie/Liz/Macey/Bex are the best friendship quartet I've ever read! I love them all! I love their differences and their dynamics. Macey is nearl
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