Cute, straight-forward, and sweet. That’s how I’d describe I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you but it just isn’t what I’m looking for. I’d highly recommend this series for younger teens or even middle grade readers; however, for those of us looking for a bit more sophisticated writing, I’d suggest Ally Carter’s Heisty Society Series.
Here’s why. The romance seemed rather pointless at the end, more like a plot device than a story. Josh was flat and honestly a little boring, and by the end it was almost relief the way it worked out.
I loved Cammie and her friends. They were fun and smart and hilarious, but they were rather immature. They didn’t really feel like emotionally or socially they were ready for much more than crushes.
The plot development was a little formulaic whereas Carter’s Heist Society books were a bit more sophisticated. These are definitely a bit more on the young YA scale, which isn’t a problem but it just didn’t grab my attention like the Heist Society books. Maybe it’s unfair to compare them, however they are the reason I tried the Gallagher Girls in the first place. For younger YA readers, this is perfect. Just not for me.