Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle’s elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie—and her country—forever.
United We Spy is the final book in the Gallagher Girls series.
Throughout the series, Cammie, the main character, has gone through a lot of ups and downs. Now in her final semester at Gallagher Academy, she knows what she does will directly affect her chance to be hired by the top agencies around the world. But when she and her friends discover the danger that the world is about to face, they know they must act quick to hopefully stop the worst from happening. Will they succeed?
I’ve always liked Cammie. She’s grown up a lot in this series and it’s amazing to see her learn to embrace her role as a trustworthy team player and leader among her friends in this installment. I admire her strengths and resilience. Even when she’s exhausted, hurt and under an insurmountable load of stress, I like that she never makes the choice to quit or give up. She’s not only brave but also prudent, kind and loyal. I like her sense of humor and it’s truly satisfying to see her figure out what the bad guys are up to and then do something to help the good guys win.
It’s kind of hard for me to talk about the story without giving away too much detail. Personally, I think this book offers a really fantastic conclusion to the series. Cammie and her friends have learned to take matters into their own hands and when things get tough, I like that they each trust one another but at the same time let their own brilliance shine so that they can do whatever they must accomplish in order to overcome the challenges that they have to face inside and outside of school ground. I also like what the girls do when their loyalty is being tested. Even at times when things seem dire and unmanageable, they still make good use of their wits and skills to back each other up. To me, the ending is superb – I really like that it’s a very well thought-out type of ending – the twist right at the end brings everything full circle and I like that it ties up the loose ends very well.
What else can I talk about the book? Hmm… I guess what I’d like to say is that please don’t let the cute cover fool you. While the series may have started out sweet and cute, the tone has shifted quite a bit – it’s a lot more somber and realistic as the girls grow up and in this particular story, things are especially grim and heart-throbbingly dangerous. And while the cover may suggest a boarding school type of environment, much of the story takes place outside of school ground. But don’t worry, there is still some boarding school mystery waiting to be unlocked. And if you’re like me, who love reading about graduation scenes, you won’t be disappointed. The valedictorian speech brought tears to my eyes and I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this is among the few best speeches that have ever been written in this particular genre. I love this series a lot and Cammie will always have her special place on my list of most favorite female protagonists.