- Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
- Format: Paperback | 263 pages
- Dimensions: 138mm x 204mm x 18mm | 322g
- Publication date: 18 May 2010
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1423116607
- ISBN 13: 9781423116608
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 37,297
When Cammie Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Soon the girls find themselves trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them.
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Ally Carter (allycarter.com) is the "New York Times" best-selling author of the first three books in the Gallagher Girls series, "I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You," "Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy," and "Don't Judge a Girl by her Cover"-as well as "Heist Society," the first in a new series about wily teen thieves. She lives in Oklahoma. Visit her on the Web at www.allycarter.com.
By Margaret Prendergast 29 Apr 2012
In the thrd installment of this brilliant series Ally Carter delivers yet another brilliance of a read.
The vice president spot is up for grabs and all eyes are on Cammie's best friends Macey's family as her dad is in the running.
But being in this family doesnt help Macey at all. She doesnt like the media attention and being in the spotlight and it DEFINTLY doesnt help that she goes to a school for spies which NOBODY can find out about.
Macey also doesnt like Preston Winters is in the campain along with Macey's family, the Mc Henry's.
Theres people out there though who wil go to any to gey Macey. Yes Macey just a 16 year old girl. A 16 year old girl who goes to a school for spies...
Cammie comes along to some of the Mc Henrys campains to accompany Macey. But when they get the message to go to a rooftop of the hotel there in and Preston comes along... well everything goes haywire. A helicopter comes out of no-where and people attack Macey and Cammie. Preston who gets down of the roof is shocked. How can those little 16 year old girls have skills like that ?? Macey nd Cammie survive (only just) but are very shaken up Who would do that and why??? Cammie cant get a symbol she saw on a ring on one of the attackers.
Cammie comes home retraces her steps and finds out something very shocking at the end of the book which changes her life foever.
Camme finds out the attackers werent out for Macey because of the presidential campain and everything. They werent out for Macey at all. They were out to get CAMMIE.
By TeensReadToo 02 Oct 2010
DON'T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER is the third novel in the Gallagher Girl spy series.
Cammie is invited to Boston over summer break to join Macey and her family for a political convention where Macey's father is to accept the Vice President's candidacy. Both girls are excited for a fun time.
What they didn't bargain for was a kidnapping attempt. On first appearance, the kidnappers seem to be after Preston, the son of the Presidential candidate. But after replaying the attack in her mind, Cammie is positive it was Macey they were after.
After the kidnapping attempt, they return to school and Macey is put under tighter Secret Service protection. But due to the secretive nature of the Gallagher Academy, the agents selected have to be carefully screened. Cammie is thoroughly shocked when the head of the detail shows up and it's none other than Aunt Abby.
Cammie hasn't seen Abby since her father died, and has so many questions for her. But there are other things that need answered, as well. Namely, why would anyone want to kidnap Macey? So begins junior year for Cammie and her close friends Macey, Liz, and Bex.
When Macey has to attend campaign functions, the other girls find cunning ways to sneak out and accompany her. To confuse Cammie even more, she encounters Zach from the previous term at not just one, but multiple locations. What is up with that?
As with the previous books in the series, DON'T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER has much intrigue and spy technology throughout. Ms. Carter suspects that there may be up to six books in the Gallagher Girl series, and DON'T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER does a lot of development for future installments. There is a lot of action and bruising that occurs in this story, but more than anything it sets up a lot of background information for forthcoming novels.