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Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy

ISBN: 0385737432

Title: Liar & Spy

Author: Rebecca Stead

KDL Description:


Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father’s efforts to start a new business, his mother’s extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

Amazon Description:

An instant New York Times bestseller, Liar & Spy is a story about games and friendship. Seventh-grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building and meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer’s first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer becomes more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: How far is too far to go for your only friend? 

Like Stead’s dazzling Newbery-winner When You Reach Me, Liar & Spy will keep readers guessing until the end.
    A New York Times bestseller 

    A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2012
    Kirkus Reviews Best of Children’s Books 2012 List
 Publishers Weekly Best of Children’s Fiction 2012
    School Library Journal Best of Children’s Fiction 2012 List
 The Horn Book’s Best of 2012 List
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2012 Blue Ribbons List
 Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012 for Kids List  
    NPR Outstanding “Backseat” Reads for Ages 9-14, NPR’s Backseat Book Club
    Amazon’s Top 5 “Best of the Year” (Middle Grade Books)
    The Wall Street Journal’s Best Children’s Books of 2012
 The Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012
   * A Junior Library Guild Selection