Cammie is a student at the prestigious Gallagher Academy, an all-girls boarding school for spies-in-training. Cammie faces typical high school challenges, all with a spy academy twist. Namely, Cammie meets an ordinary boy on a mission in town. Josh can’t know about the Gallagher Academy’s true mission or who Cammie really is, so she lies to him and finds that lying, spying, and romance are not all that compatible.
This is not a book I ever thought I’d read, but it was available from my library as an ebook, so I thought I’d give it a try. And guess what? This book was a lot of fun. The romance was cute and felt appropriately awkward for a first love sort of situation. And the spy stuff was also fun. I liked hearing about Cammie’s classes and their practice missions and this was done well enough that I could just suspend my disbelief and enjoy the ride through a spy boarding school. While the spy stuff was often silly, there was a serious side to it that Cammie becomes more and more aware of as the book goes on. It was nice to see Cammie having to decide whether living with the secrecy and danger was really worth it. I was also really happy to see the romance end the way it did. Cammie and Josh were a cute couple, but the fact they were 15 and one was in spy school made things not work out in the end. This sort of gave me a Stephanie Plum vibe… in that it was well-done, funny, and fluffy. Definitely not the sort of book I’d read regularly, but I would definitely return to the Gallagher Girls series or maybe the Heist Society series the next time I want a fun, fluffy read.