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Liar & spy

by Stead, Rebecca.

Format: Kindle Book 2012 2012
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Stead follows her Newbery Medal winner, When You Reach Me (2009), with another story that deals with reality and perception. Seventh-grader Georges (like Seurat) is living in a new apartment in Brooklyn since the loss of his father's job necessitated selling their house. His mother still has her job as a nurse, but now she must work double shifts. He goes to the same school, though, which is not necessarily a good thing, because he is relegated to the outsiders' table. Having a neighbor his age, the loosely homeschooled Safer, offers some new possibilities for Georges, especially since Safer considers himself a spy and is happy to lure Georges into his games. There are two mysteries here: one concerns Georges' mother, and the other the truth about a shady building tenant, who Safer maintains could be a murderer. Many readers will guess at least part of the truth about the first, despite the sometimes-labored effort put into concealing it. The revelation about the second will be more of a surprise and offers insight into the nature of friendship. Fresh and funny, this will speak to many children trying to find their own way. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The buzz generated by Stead's multiaward winner, When You Reach Me, ensures that this will have a built-in audience, and large-scale promotional plans won't hurt either.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Spy stories
Apartment houses Juvenile fiction
Families New York (State) New York Juvenile fiction
Middle schools Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Apartment houses Fiction
Families New York (State) New York Fiction
Middle schools Fiction
Spies Fiction
Family life New York (State) New York Fiction
Schools Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Mystery
Juvenile Fiction
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Juvenile fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2012
2012
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Liar and spy
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780375899539
9780375899539
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