Hey guys, it’s that time of year again: time for the annual Teen SRC!! To start this year off, I’m reviewing I’d Tell You I Love You, but Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter.
This is a book about an all-girls spy school and the adventures a few of the students have. The main character is a girl named Cameron, nicknamed Cammie, code-named The Chameleon because she can blend in very well with her surroundings. Her mother is the principal of the school and also a professional secret agent as are all of her teachers. I picked this book up at the Whale of a Book Sale expecting a cute little spy story with an unimportant plotline and some lessons about friendship along the way but I got SO MUCH MORE than that. The story is actually very well thought-out, captivating and intricate. This is a classic example of “don’t judge a book by its cover” because guilty as charged, I tend to do that a lot XD.
This is the first of a 6 book series and it is the lightest read out of all of them. In a way, it’s kind of like Harry Potter, the plotline just gets darker as the girls get older which means although the “cute little spy story” stereotype may still apply a little to this first book, it completely disappears as the story progresses.
All in all, I absolutely LOVED this book although it is not my favourite in the series so I’ll have to give it 4/5 stars. The one thing about this book is that it probably would not interest boys and is very much geared towards girls. With that said though, !SPOILER ALERT!, a boys’ spy school might exist as well :))