MMGM: Liar and Spy

No spy can beat a cat in Stealth Mode—especially if that cat is me. But Safer and Georges came close in this week’s Operation Story Share, Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead.

Liar and Spy

Here’s what the inside cover says:

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 is happy to hang out with Safer’s warm, eccentric family, because lately things haven’t been so easy at home: his dad lost his job, and his mom has started working extra shifts at the hospital. Life is no better at school, where Georges is the new target of Dallas, who is always on the lookout for other kids’ weak spots (so he knows exactly where to hit them).

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?

I loved the characters in this book almost as much as I loved their spy games. And don’t tell anyone, but there’s a pretty cool twist at the end. Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead—if you haven’t read it yet, I highly suggest you get your paws on a copy today!

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I am the Professional Mews for Cindy Strandvold, as well as a huge fan of middle-grade books. Which, coincidentally, is the age Cindy writes for.
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6 Responses to MMGM: Liar and Spy

  1. Deb Marshall says:

    agreed on the advice to everyone to get their paws on a copy! another one of my favorites from last year. and yep yep on those characters…purrfection I tell you.

  2. Akoss says:

    Yay! Finally you’re featuring a book that I’d picked up from the library. I can’t wait to find out what the twist at the end is. 🙂

  3. Joanne Fritz says:

    Loved this book! It kept me guessing the entire time.

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