Annotations for Liar & Spy


Baker & Taylor
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.

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Findaway World Llc
When seventh grader Georges (the S is silent) moves into a Brooklyn apartment building, he meets Safer, a twelve-year-old coffee-drinking loner and 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?Liar & Spy is an inspired, often-funny story about destiny, goofy brilliance, and courage. Like Stead's Newbery Medal-winning When You Reach Me, it will keep readers guessing until the end.From the Hardcover edition.

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Random House Digital
The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, 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: what is a lie, and what is a game? How far is too far to go for your only friend? Like the dazzling When You Reach Me, Liar & Spy will keep readers guessing until the end.Praise for Liar & Spy   • Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction (UK)  • Texas' 2014-2015 Bluebonnet Master List  • A Junior Library Guild Selection    • A New York Times Bestseller    • An Indie Bestseller    • Kirkus Reviews starred review    • Publishers Weekly starred review    • The Horn Book starred review    • School Library Journal starred review    • The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred review    • Autumn 2012 Kids' Indie Next List    • Nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013    • 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    • Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012 for Kids List    • Amazon's Best of the Year, Middle Grade (#3)    • A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2012    • Holiday gift guides: Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times    • NPR Outstanding "Backseat" Reads for Ages 9-14, NPR's Backseat Book Club    • One of The Atlantic Wire's 25 favorite middle grade and young adult book covers of 2012    • The Wall Street Journal's Best Children's Books of 2012    • The Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012    • The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 2012 Blue Ribbons ListFrom the Hardcover edition.

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Random House, Inc.
At the moment, Georges has a lot going on. Dad was laid off so Mom has started working extra shifts at the hospital, and they had to sell their house in Brooklyn and move into an apartment. One good thing about the new building is Safer, an unusual boy who lives on the top floor. He's determined to teach Georges how to be a spy. Their main case: spy on the mysterious Mr. X in the apartment above Georges. As Georges and Safer go deeper into their Mr. X plan, the line between games, lies, and reality begin to blur.

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