Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story (Gallagher Girls, #5.5; Heist Society, #2.5)

Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story - Ally Carter What a great read! Ally Carter's stories are always entertaining, and what a perfect idea to combine the spies with the thieves. I mean, the Gallagher Girls and the Heist Society in a single novella? What could be more fun than that? Macey, Hale, Kat and Abby all figure in one action packed episode, along with villains disguised as U.S. presidents.So here's what's wonderful about the novella.1. Good writing! Really!2. Interesting characters.3. A really fun, suspenseful plot. OK, it starts a little slowly -- you might, just at first, think you were reading one of those books about annoyingly rich, empty-headed heiresses and the parties they go to. But you would be so wrong, thankfully. Things start happening really quickly, and the plot twists along at high speed to a really satisfying conclusion.I'd recommend this novella for everybody who likes spy stories, action, suspense, or chic lit -- it has it all!DO NOT read it if you want something serious or deeply meaningful. It's pure fun. I do wish it were available in an actual print copy, but it's short enough that reading online or on the phone does not become too onerous.I would definitely recommend it to any teen -- or anyone -- looking for a quick, fun read. You will probably enjoy it most if you already know the Gallagher Girls and the Heist Society, but it stands alone well enough to make a great introduction to Ally Carter's books, for those who haven't read her yet.