Review: Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

So we tell lies and pick pockets and, most of all, we use.

With Only the Good Spy Young the stakes go from 10 to 100 real quick. The book starts with Mr. Solomon being a fugitive on the run from the people Cammie has previously seen as the good guys. This means that the book starts feeling a lot more mature than the previous two books, it’s less superficial – it has more depth to the story than previously.

Although the story becomes more mature, it’s still fun to read, and I don’t think there will come a point where I don’t find these books fun to read. That being said i really liked that the stakes upped this much, because all the intrigue it creates just makes the book even better in my opinion.

When the story matures so much, so do the characters, and when reading this you can easily tell that Cammie is no longer the 15-year-old she was in the first book, instead she’s a 17-year-old who’s been thrust into a world she wasn’t prepared for yet.

It was really interesting reading about how the characters developed, and what this means for the ways they interacted with each other. I also loved how much Zach developed and the parts of his back story we got to know in this book. Overall i think my favourite part of this book, was the characters, because while the plot was amazing there was just something about the characters’ development that did it for me.

“So the question is,” Bex said slowly,”How far are you willing to go?”
I looked at my three best friends in the world. “How far is there?”

With the amped up tension in this book, we also get to see the circle again, and this time in a much darker version. The whole background behind the circle, and the way it functions, and its’ goals, are explored more and it plays a bog part in why this book becomes so much more interesting than the previous ones.

I’m not saying that I commend the circle’s actions, but as far as antagonists go the circle is a really good one. Even though it’s a whole organisation you’re still able to feel the humanity of it, and the development of it as well as the development of the characters really aid in this.

“It’s an old and effective practice,” Mrs. Baxter said softly. “Recruit operatives who are young, encourage them to spend their breaks training with the Circle, working with the Circle. And then send them back to school.”

So far this is my favourite book in the series, I love how much the characters and the series has matured, and how much the world of the Gallagher girls have developed.



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