Gallagher Academy tried to keep it a secret, but the word got out: This month, readergirlz are discussing Ally Carter's bestselling novels about Cammie Morgan, teen spy.
Cammie attends the Gallagher Academy, an all-girls school that is known for its emphasis on academics. Adults know it is prestigious; local kids wrongfully assume that the students must be privileged snobs. What outsiders don't know is the school is actually training the young ladies to become spies. Gallagher Girls are trained in the martial arts, taught "real" history, learn political secrets, and are multilingual.
Luckily, you don't have to crack a code to join readergirlz - You can simply pick the books up from your local library or bookstore, then join in our discussions at the readergirlz blog all month long!
Make sure to read The Gallagher Girls books in order:
- I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
- Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
- Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover
- Only the Good Spy Young
To learn more about the series and its author, check out the July 2010 issue of readergirlz.
This month's theme: Courage
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Every month, we discuss a different book, ranging from realistic fiction to fantasy (like Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld), from historical fiction (such as Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson and Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller) to contemporary fiction (such as The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart). All of our spotlighted books celebrate gutsy girls.
Every issue of readergirlz features additional information about the books we're discussing, exclusive interviews with and playlists created by the authors, and additional book recommendation. In addition to our annual events such as April's Operation Teen Book Drop, we also include information about national or international outreach programs related to the book of the month in every issue. We hope to inspire readers to become active not only in book groups but also in their communities.
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The postergirlz, the readergirlz advisory council, recommended the following titles to read alongside this month's main pick:
The Kiki Strike books by Kirsten Miller
The Squad: Perfect Cover and Killer Spirit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom by Queen Latifah and Samantha Marshall
Gutsy Girls: Young Women Who Dare by Tina Schwager
Join us at Twitter on Wednesday, July 14th at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST for an hour-long chat with this month's featured author, Ally Carter. Join in and use the hashtag #rgz to follow the conversation.
Recent readergirlz Reads
Last month's featured book: Paper Towns by John Green
Next month's selection: Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala
September: Suite Scarlett and Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
October: Lips Touch by Laini Taylor, illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo
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