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Liar & Spy by [Stead, Rebecca]
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Length: 196 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 8 - 12 Grade Level: 3 - 7

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Gr 5-8-Georges's life is turned upside down when his father loses his job, forcing his mother to take on extra nursing shifts and prompting the family to move from their house into an unfamiliar Brooklyn apartment. At school, Georges is a bit of an outcast, having been abandoned by his one and only friend and often the subject of bullies' taunts. Then he sees a sign advertising a Spy Club and meets Safer, a homeschooled loner who lives in his building, and Safer's warm, welcoming, and quirky family offers him respite from the stress at home. Together the boys track a mysterious building resident who Safer is sure is hiding a sinister secret. As the investigation progresses, Georges grows increasingly uncomfortable with Safer's actions. Stead has written a lovely, quiet, and layered novel that explores friendship in all its facets. She particularly examines truths, secrets, deceptions, and imagination and whether these can destroy or ultimately strengthen a friendship. The ending twists readers' entire perception of the events and creates a brilliant conclusion to an insightful novel.-Naphtali L. Faris, Missouri State Library, Jefferson Cityα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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A Finalist for the Carnegie Medal
A New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Children’s Book
A Junior Library Guild Selection 
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book Magazine, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Chicago Public Library
Named to 21 State Award Lists 


“Readers will sympathize with Georges and Safer as they negotiate various familiar obstacles, but it’s the celebration that will leave them exultant.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred review

“The ending twists readers’ entire perception of the events and creates a brilliant conclusion to an insightful novel.” —School Library Journal, Starred review

“Stead’s spare and elegant prose, compassionate insight into the lives of young people, wry sense of humor, deft plotting, and ability to present complex ideas in an accessible and intriguing way make this much more than a mystery with a twist.” —The Horn Book, Starred review

“Chock-full of fascinating characters and intelligent questions, this is as close to perfect as middle-grade novels come.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred review

“[A] big-hearted, delightfully quirky tale…. Georges resolves his various issues in a way that’s both ingenious and organic to the story….Original and winning” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred review

Product details

  • File Size: 3836 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1849395071
  • Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books; 1 edition (August 7, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 7, 2012
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XCPOQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,508 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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