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Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls #4)

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  46,953 ratings  ·  1,983 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 da
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Orchard (NY) (first published June 29th 2010)
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There is no school cooler than the Gallagher Academy.

There is no profession more exciting than being a spy.

You know how Harry Potter is THE DEAL?

Well, this is MY Harry Potter.

I would choose to become a Gallagher Girl over a witch anytime.
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.

Cait Grace
So I accidentally abandoned this series 2 years ago. FOR NO REASON. I like Ally Carter, I do! I always felt the first Gallagaher Books were a bit young (peoples, I like things dark and sinister). Anyway! I wanted to finish it! And...because it's been sooo looooong since I read bk 3 I basically had forgotten absolutely everything and therefore bk 4 made about 2% sense. MY FAULT. But it still didn't make the read so enjoyable. By the end I was more in the groove though. And by groove, I mean, I wa ...more
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
i finished it in like two hours and that were some of the most heart-breaking two hours in my life
 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
Rebecca T
These seriously keep getting better and better. I started this book at 1:30am, it is now 4:30am and I've finished it. I can't even remember the last time I read a book in one sitting. I didn't even stop to go to the bathroom, it's just been three solid hours of reading. I just seriously love these books so much. I love all these characters and the plots just keep getting more intriguing.
Covert Operations Report
By Anna Sk (hereafter referred to as "The Operative")

Phase 4.

Note: At this point the Operative had to go to ground in order to regroup and continue with the mission.

During the fourth part of the mission the Operative managed to uncover some of the mystery that shrouded the mission and move accordingly to what she believed was the right course of action. She continued the mission.

Despite of the seeming turncoats of this phase of the mission, the Operative still held back j
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
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
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
Very interesting. Can't say I saw the plot twist coming, but I'm still very confused on different parts. The language was equal to the second book, with a couple 'heck's and a 'hell'. Quite a bit of blood. Mentions again of hotness and guy who are hot. A mention of a teacher's sexy bra. Two semi-detailed kisses, and two no-detailed kisses. Maybe it's because Cammie and I are the same age that I don't like Zach much (I know, I know, all the fangirls will attack me for that), especially at the end ...more

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
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
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
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.
Lindsay (The Broke Book Girls)
These really do keep getting better & better as the series progresses.
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.

Kyla Harris
2nd September 21, 2014
BEST BOOK EVER! Love this book from begging to start. This book is the whole reason I read and reread this series! In love with everything in it.

3rd May 15, 2015
THAT ENDING, never gets old! Oh I love it! Love it all!:) Zach is like the best guy ever I'm sad though.. the next book...
Ya'll need to read this series! No joke!
May 19, 2010 Hayles:) marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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.
Anne Hamilton
The best in the series so far.

Cammie is in London with her friend, Bex. They're skating near the Tower of London, guarded by Bex's parents and virtually an entire legion of undercover agents. Yet despite the protection, Zach - the boy from Blackthorne, the boy Cammie is half-crazy about - manages to make contact with her. He's looking for Joe Solomon, Cammie's CoveOps (Covert Operations) teacher.

And, as it turns out, Joe Solomon is looking for Cammie. In the middle of London Bridge, he finds her
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