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Liar and Spy

by Rebecca Stead

Liar and Spy Synopsis

This title is the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Georges (the s is silent) has a lot going on. He's having trouble with some boys at school, his dad lost his job and so his mum has started working all the time - and they have to sell their house and move into an apartment. But moving into the apartment block does bring one good thing - Safer, an unusual boy who lives on the top floor. He runs a spy club, and is determined to teach Georges everything he knows. Their current case is to spy on the mysterious Mr X in the apartment above Georges. But as Georges and Safer go deeper into their Mr X plan, the line between games, lies, and reality begin to blur.

Liar and Spy Press Reviews

It shows just how thoughtful, how discreet, yet how powerful a story can be Julia Eccleshare, Guardian Children's Book Prize judge A joy to read. -- Nicholas Tucker Independent, Best Books of the Year 2012 Exactly what I would have wanted to read in my early teens. It feels sophisticated and clever and knowing without being too grown-up and dark. -- Viv Groskop Observer Rebecca Stead makes writing this well look easy. -- Philip Ardagh Guardian The boys learn from their friendship with each other, and Stead's readers will grow from knowing them, too. -- Daniel Hahn Independent on Sunday, Best Books of the Year

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849395076
Publication date: 4th October 2012
Author: Rebecca Stead
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Rebecca Stead

Rebecca Stead grew up in New York City. Rebecca was a lawyer and wrote books for adults. Her previous book for children When You Reach Me won the Newbery Award, and Liar & Spy won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

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