Monday, September 10, 2012

Bibliophile's Corner

Liar and Spy
by Rebecca Stead

Author's Description:
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?

My Thoughts:
Rebecca Stead's most recent middle grade novel, Liar and Spy, is a delightful and quirky tale. The author weaves little insights to life into her story that are both humorous and helpful - this book would be a great read for young boys who are trying to fit in and find their way. I would recommend Liar and Spy to readers from the ages of 8 - 12.

Rebecca Stead won the Newbery Medal Award for her novel,
When You Reach Me.
To learn more about the author, click here: http://www.rebeccasteadbooks.com/about.html

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review, Victoria. I enjoyed When You Reach Me, so I know I'll like this one too. :)

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Ms. Stead has her own distinct voice - it's real and raw, and really rings true. (Sorry for the overuse of alliteration!)

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    2. LOL. Didn't notice till you pointed it out. :)

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  2. This does sound like a book for younger boys. Sounds good. Thanks for the review.

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  3. Ah, I miss the days of reading these kind of stories to my children!

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  4. Oooo, I just saw this at the bookstore the other day and was soooo tempted. Now I'm thinking "Why didn't I buy that?"

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    1. I checked out a copy from the library. I'm trying to be good and only buy a book that I can't live without! ^_^ Thanks, Ruth!

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