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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Welcome, Ally Carter!

We are thrilled to welcome Ally Carter to readergirlz. Her fantastic Gallagher Girls novels, specifically the newly released fourth, Only the Good Spy Young, is our July pick! Check out our interview with Ally, book party ideas themed around her book, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Ally has chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.

Here's a little about Only the Good Spy Young:

When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn't know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. Now the danger follows her everywhere and even Cammie "The Chameleon" can't hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers - or even her own heart.

The Gallagher Girls must hack, spy, steal, and lie their way to the truth as they go searching for answers, recognizing that the key to Cammie's future may lie deep in the past...

And the buzz...

Inclusion on the ALA Teens Top 10

Georgia Peach Book Award

Texas Lone Star Reading List

Amelia Bloomer Book Award

Romance Writers of America Rita Award Finalist

We are super excited to have the amazing Ally Carter with us this month! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE #rgz twitter chat on Wednesday, July 14th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.

Happy July, readergirlz!

PS-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


Cari said...

I love Ally Carter's book Heist Society. She is very charismatic in person.

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Cari, I loved Heist Society, too! Ally Carter is so much fun. This is going to be a great month.

Melissa Walker said...

I'm reading HEIST SOCIETY now! Looooving the adventure. And I also love how pink Ally has made us this month. Very Gallagher Girls!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Welcome, Ally! I have so much fun reading your work. Thanks for hanging out with us this month!

holly cupala said...

Welcome, Ally! It was so nice to run into you at the Newbery/Caldecott dinner and meet you in person! Though now I am kicking myself for not getting a picture with you. Welcome to readergirlz!

Priya said...

I love these books! This month is going to be a lot of fun.

Jan von Harz said...

My first novel by Carter was Heist Society, but I am really hoping to read this series since I really enjoyed Carter's writing.

Julia said...

Like a couple of others, I read Heist Society and decided to try out her other book. Love spies and espionage, so it's right up my alley.

Ally Carter said...

Thanks so much, Readergirlz, for having me! You guys are the best. We're going to have so much fun!


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