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Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls #4)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  43,057 ratings  ·  1,883 reviews
When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her.

Now the dan
Hardcover, 265 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Hyperion Book CH (first published January 1st 2010)
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April*procrastinator and proud*
why? because:
1) More Spying
2) More action
3)More answers
4) More Zach
5) More Zach/Cammie moments

wow... WOW!!!! WOW!!!!!
oksy now that I'm done... i liked the ending! I hope she brings Zach with her! hehe it was his idea afterall. (you'll find out what i'm talking about when you read the book) Honestly i thought the Gallagher Girls books were getting repetitive
pattern: school>somethinghappens>school mission
then it I thought it was going to go: something hap
I've always been a fan of the Gallagher Girl series. I think that an all girls school for spies would be an absolute dream, don't ask me why because I really don't know. But Only the Good Spy Young was another interesting addition to the series and left me hanging for more. The Circle, an organization of double agents, has been tracking down and trying to capture Cammie Morgan, a junior at the the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. There, she learns how to survive the most dangerous ...more
This book was not as amazing as I expected it to be. It went above and beyond any expectations I had at all, and I loved every second of reading it. Ally Carter does a great job of including all of the sweet and funny aspects that readers have come to know in her writing, but she also shows the darker points of humanity, including a double cross, cruelty, and above all, secrecy. With a completely out-of-the-blue shocker to end the book, Ally Carter has a new masterpiece on her hands. Well done! ...more
Ally Carter is not finished writing this series, but I may be finished reading it. A shame, because it started out so different and positive and kind of cool. The worst to be said was that it was a little too naive and upbeat. But it's published by Hyperion, which is owned by Disney, so all the sparkles are a little expected. Besides, this series boasts ideas such as girl power, loyalty, and even self respect over cute boys (unheard of in YA, right?) so it's a great series for younger girls.

Oh my gosh, I loved this book so much. I flew through it in several hours. It was brilliant and amazing. The best Gallagher Girl book yet, and that's saying something because I absolutely LOVE every single book in the series.

Questions, oh the questions that are answered in Only the Good Spy Young! Ally Carter ties up so many strings, yet leaves about a zillion more questions you want answers to in their place.

We meet old characters and new characters too. I just love Liz. She's one of my favor
Jennifer Wardrip
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ONLY THE GOOD SPY YOUNG starts the reader off with heart-pounding can be expected in the Gallagher Girl series.

Cammie is on winter break in England with Bex and her MI-6 parents and an army of agents watching over her. But on New Year's while ice skating, she finds Zach watching her across the ice. All of a sudden, the rink goes dark and her Covert Ops teacher, Mr. Solomon, tries to steal her away. Cammie can't figure out why Mr. Solomon is be
 Soph - Lock&Key
After reading this book, which I loved by the way I just have one question...........
It was only the good spy young Is all I really know, I was not expecting to be flabbergasted when i finished this book, sooooooooo, if someone would like to clue me on why this book became so amazing please do...................................

No takers??????..........
Something that never fails to irritate me: A person is in danger and needs to be protected, but nobody tells her what the hell is going on. Especially if said person in danger is a girl who is training to be a spy. There is a disconnect there, especially when she gets into as much trouble as she does. Nobody tells Cammie anything when she's a key person--they all just expect her to fall in line (yeah, right, when has she ever done that?). It's crazy how they can teach the girl how to undermine c ...more
I get giddy just looking at this. Hehehehehehehehehehehe. Ally Carter. just an fyi to all of you readers of this here postie reveiw, I will have you know that I practically ripped my hair out from its roots begging my mother to take me to the bookstore the day it came out. I was running around the house, drinking apple juice(since I don't like soda or coffee, apple juice is the next best thing) and screaming until my voice was raw. At this point you are probably thinking, "Dude. This chic has no ...more
Sophie Riggsby
*Review published on Mundie Moms on 10/1/2011*

You know from my previous reviews that I adore both Cammie and Zach, but oh Mundie Moms, I have been waiting for this plot line ever since Zach walked into Cammie's life in book 2 (Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy). And the way Ally raises the stakes with each book, well, let's just say my patience was tested in the best possible way. Let me get this out of my system:

Dear God, Mr. Solomon!

I can guarantee one thing, Mundie Moms, Zach isn't
This book is definitely the best in the series to far terms of the plot, characters, and the writing. It reminds me a bit of Harry Potter. The writing, subject matter, and perspective on life are all maturing as both the characters and readers mature.

This installment was stuffed full of intrigue, betrayal, pain, fright, and hope. I stayed up till 3 am just to finish it because I kept saying one more chapter, or I'll stop as soon as I figure this out. Before I realized it I had read half the boo

Operative Sabrina

Upon gaining access to the novel Only the Good Spy Young by subject Carter, the Operative was able to ascertain the following:

~ The romance is undeniably evivident throughout. According to Operatives Sutton, Baxter and McHenry, Operative Morgan is "in love" with an asset who had firsthand knowledge of the Blackthorne Institute.

~ Said asset has shown to reciprocate feelings towards Operative Morgan. The asset is privy to som
This series has gone downhill so much since the first book. I think Ally Carter's lost sight of her original plan? Book 1 was firmly tongue-in-cheek, with girls making bombs in chemistry class and being taught how to kill a man with a piece of uncooked spaghetti. But with each new book, the Gallagher Girls have moved more and more into Deep and Serious territory, and I think that's a mistake. I don't want to read about torture and death and mountains of angst. I want schoolgirls running around i ...more
Michelle Sallay
I barely read any of this because Carter's writing was driving me absolutely freaking crazy, but I still wanted to know what was going to happen. So I just skipped about in serious frustration.

Carter kept interrupting the dialogue and action with lists that were supposed to be hilarious, but were not. She started way to many paragraphs with "As every good spy knows..." and she had to tell us a MILLION times which one of her three friends was her BEST friend. (I grabbed my best friends hand, I lo
Argh, need to know what's going to happen!

Also, Zach is boring. I can't even recall what he looks like, three books in. He's mysterious to the point that I don't even care. It's like someone coming up to me at the library and saying "You don't know me. My whole past is a mystery to you. I'm going to keep showing up at the library and you'll never know why." Uh huh. Whatever. Tell it to the security guard.

Josh had more personality (forklift!). And I'm kind of wishing somebody, anybody, ends up wi
This series is just a lot of fun and they're really engaging. They're pretty short, and despite the ridiculous circumstances Cammie and company get it, it's also ridiculously fun to read about.

Sure, these books aren't the most memorable-if you ask me what each individual one is about, I wouldn't be able to tell you, but I could tell you that overall this is a great read.

May 19, 2010 Hayles:) marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: all the readers out there who are DYING for this to come out!
ngggh...I want this book to come out right now >.<
I absolutely loved this series and when I found out there was going to be another one I was so happy... It is a great laugh and a very captivating story!

for those who haven't read the companion books to this series I HIGHLY suggest reading them!
Ahh i so want to read this book. I reckon Zach is the one who gets labelled as the rogue operative cause he always turns up where cammie is and that guy from the circle of cavan knew him and why wasn't he at blackthrone? Ahh cannot wait until it is out... Joe Soloman hs been labelled a double agent:(
This series has steadily improved since the first book. "Only the Good Spy Young" is exciting, fun, has character development, well written, and a thoroughly enjoyable read. The fifth book is out but we're waiting on 6.
Peace Love and Reviews
Oh.My.Gawd! This is by far the most exciting and my favorite in the series. Book three left us wondering why the bad guys from Circle of Cavan is after Cammie, here in book four we found out why. The opening of the story starts in London while Bex and Cammie were ice skating when all of a sudden all hell broke lose. An ally is being accused of being a double agent! An ally that are very close to them, somebody that they trust and somebody they look up to. I wasn't really shocked that this happen ...more
Sara Grochowski
The Gallagher Girls books are my guilty pleasure reads. Ally Carter never ceases to impress and ONLY THE GOOD SPY YOUNG is a wonderful addition to the series!

Sometimes, in series, there will be a book or two that serves as a bridge between more exciting installments, but this isn't the case with Carter's books. Each one is as action-packed as the last, there are more hilarious discussions and one-liners, and the plot is always twistier than ever. OTGSY delivers everything that I've come to expe
When I first started reading the Gallagher Girls series sometime last year, I was a little iffy because the first book seemed a little young, even for me. I was SO WRONG. Once I got to the middle of the first book, I was drawn in by it, and I’m so glad I was, because that gave me the chance to read this book, Only the Good Spy Young. I love this book. I love the idea. I want to be a super secret girl spy who goes to a super secret girl academy and falls for super secret boy spies. Anyway, I thou ...more
PROS AND CONS OF Only the Good Spy Young

PRO: This is a fun book to read! There's lots of suspense and humor in the book.

CON: It's the fourth book in the series, and the reader needs to have read the previous books in order to know the characters and understand the danger Cammie is in.

PRO: It portrays Cammie and her three best friends as intelligent, resourceful young women who work together as problem-solvers. They are great role-models for MS girls; although from varying family backdrounds, eac
Emily Munro
After finding out that there’s an ancient group of assassins out to get her, Cammie Morgan is constantly being guarded where ever she goes. In this book Cammie is determined to find where and what the Circle of Cavan are, and what they want with her. Learning that her once favourite cov-ops teacher, Mr.Soloman, is accused of being part of the circle, rules at the Gallagher Academy are now stricter than ever and Cammie is under surveillance 24/7. With the help of her roommates Cammie is able to ...more
What if a terrorist group was after you? What would you do about it? Cameron Morgan has asked herself the same questions. She is being stalked by the Circle of Cavan. While she was on vacation in London, with Guards, M16 legends and her best friend to protect her, she gets knocked unconscious. When she wakes up, her favourite teacher, Mr. Solomon tells her to follow the Pigeons, right before he jumped off the bridge they were on. She is then brought to a safe house for questions. While hiding t ...more
Rita Webb
I picked up this series a couple weeks ago and have since plowed through all 4 books. My only complaint is that now I have to wait for the next one to come out. *sigh*

I'm impressed with Ally Carter's easy, conversational tone. She's done an excellent job capturing the personality of Cammie and keeping the story moving at a fast, page-turning pace.

These last two books have really changed their tone. Still the same great characters and a lot of light-hearted fun, but now the stakes are higher. If
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Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)
Cammie has really grown up.

This book is not so much about spying, studying and laughing around with your girlfriends, but making choices, taking chances and learning to trust and hope.

I miss the lighthearted embarrassing situations of the previous books, but I love the new intensity, complexity of this one. I love the way Cammie and her friends have grown in character, the bonds they've created and the things they are willing to do for one another.

I loved the Zach interference, too.

I hope the ne
Silvana R
MY HEART IS BLEEDING ON THE FLOOR. I AM NOT OKAY AFTER FINISHING THIS BOOK. Why is this getting more and more heartbreaking?

*Review up soon*
Reread: Jan 17 2015

The wifi was out yesterday so I ended up finishing the last three Gallagher Girls books and it was awesome.

Man, I forgot how painful this one was.

He's gone.
He's just gone.
Someone has to tell Rachel.

Safe to say I shed a lot of tears.

First read: April 2013 (5 stars)


1. GRIPPING! Conspiracies, twists, and everybody's not who they seem to be.
3. The ending...Cammie what are you doing

I need to read the next book.
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  • Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls, #2)
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