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

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  58,278 Ratings  ·  2,387 Reviews
Cammie Morgan has a cover for every occasion. As a spy-in-training, aliases, phony passports and fake IDs are a means of survival. But what happens when the ghosts of her past see through her flawless façade?

In her junior year at Gallagher Academy, Cammie continues to flirt with danger. When a national political convention turns into a trap, she is forced to lose her cover
Paperback, 263 pages
Published 2009 by Lothian Children's Books
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Esther Gere I think the book is good. It depends on what kind of books you like. I would say that this one has romance, mystery and thrill. I hope that helps :).
A Yes, it does. This one doesn't happen to have too much. The two previous books had more.

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

In book one, we see the girls opening themselves to the outside world.

In book two, we see the girls opening their hearts.

In this book, we see the girls opening their eyes to face danger.

Things are getting serious.

When someone tries to kidnap Macey, a fellow spy student at the Gallagher Academy, everything changes for the Gallagher girls.

The girls are growing up. They’re becoming more mature and more focused. It can easily be said tha
maybelline ⚓
I fail to see the point of this book??? It could honestly be condensed down to 30 pages and added as an excerpt in another book.

I enjoyed how friendship seemed to be the dominating theme of this book but the lingering love interests is pissing me off bc **love triangle**

The humour has not picked up nor has the writing. Still v juvenile, still v lame

Hmmmmmm, what else?

Cammie is annoying. Her friends are much cooler than her and I think it would be more enjoyable if we got some more POVs going ar
Nov 12, 2008 Tricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 31, 2008 Briana marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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.
Feb 12, 2009 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 20, 2014 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
Laura Gardner
Jun 20, 2009 Laura Gardner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Rita Carvalho
Aug 24, 2014 Rita Carvalho rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
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I forget how darn, short these books are - only 260 pages! Definitely an improvement from the second book. ^_^
3.5 stars!
I really like the progression of this series.
Jul 09, 2014 K rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lit-teen
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
Oct 24, 2010 Skye rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
C.B. Cook
Hooooooowwwww???? How could Ally Carter make this my favorite book in this series so far??? This book was so exciting, and I think the reason I like it best out of all three is that it had more of a mystery feel to it, and the romance was less. Plus, it gave all of my characters awesome moments and chances to show off their awesome spy skills. A few of the characters did dumb things (*cough* CAMMIE) but I've kind of realized that "doing dumb things" is part of Cammie's character. Really loved th ...more
Sep 20, 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
These books. I am in love with these books. They're so much fun with the perfect amount of suspense to keep you reading until the very end! There were some scenes that even made me teary eyed. And the last few chapters were crazy.

I loved how this was mostly centered around Macey since there wasn't much of her in the previous book. I still can't believe I disliked Macey in the beginning because she's honestly one of my favourite characters. And Then Abby! I loved her!! And I'm excited to see if s
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. ;)
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
Aug 08, 2015 Hanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
give me the next book NoW!!!11! (pls)
Sep 09, 2015 leenahreads rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
carolina ☾
I really missed the Buffy the Vampire Slayer refetences in this one.
Haadiya  Ahmed
4.5 stars
This book was a whole lot better than the last. While the last book was really nicely written and intriguing- this book actually has a plot line! (is it only just me or do all 6 book series' plot start at the 3rd book?)
Cammie, Bex, Macey and Liz are still friendship goals as always. That plot twist at the end was a little expected, but I don't know the reason as to how that plot twist fits- huh, I guess I'm up for surprises in the next book. The plot twists in the middle were not some
Cait (Paper Fury)
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
Don't Judge A Girl by her Cover turned out of a bit of serious. There was less of school drama and classes, and more of Boston, Ohio and D.C. I love Gallagher Academy and the regular life there, but so many outings and so much risk on life wasn't there before. So, it felt like a new territory for me and Cammie as well.
“I thought about how there are two types of secrets: the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don't dare to let out

Have I ever mentioned before how much I adore Joe Solo
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
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
Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
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
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Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and teenagers. She is the New York Times Best-selling author of the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series. Her books have been published all over the world, in over twenty languages.

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“I thought about how there are two types of secrets: the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don't dare to let out.” 1436 likes
“the only way Bex would miss this would be if she were unconscious. And tied up. And in a concrete bunker. In Siberia.” 1133 likes
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