LIAR & SPY brings readers back to New York City to meet Georges (the "s" is silent) and his family. His parents are suffering in much the same way as the rest of the country at the moment - his father lost his job and they are struggling financially. They had to move out of their house to an apartment building full of interesting characters.
Through an odd misunderstanding George becomes friends with Safer, a boy in his new apartment building, and Safer's sister, Candy. Their parents are a bit eccentric, and the children are a product of their nontraditional upbringing.
Safer is the spy of the building, Candy is his sidekick and Georges is his new recruit. They have special ways on monitoring the comings and goings of the other tenants, but Safer is most especially interested in the mysterious Mr. X who lives in the apartment upstairs.
The spying and risky behavior asked of Georges begins to make him feel uneasy, and just when he decides to confront Safer, he learns that things are not always what they seem, and Rebecca Stead gives readers her signature twist like no one else can.
An amazing book by one of the most talented Middle Grade authors of our time, Liar & Spy will appeal to readers across many ages, boys and girls alike.
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*New Yorkers: Rebecca Stead will be at the following venues with her fellow Rockstar Authors:
September 15th4:00-5:00 pm
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About the Book
About the Author:
REBECCA STEAD is the author of First Light and the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.