Liar & Spy: Book Review

February 13th, 2013 by

liar-and-spyIf you read my round-up of the hottest books of 2012 (which you should have because, hello, I wrote it and I’m awesome), then you’ll recall that one of the top books was Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead.

The book is about Georges (pronounced George), who’s having a tough time: As if the bullies at school weren’t enough, now he’s moving from his house to an apartment. But one plus about the new place is hanging out with Safer, another kid in the building.

Safer recruits Georges for his Spy Club, and soon they’re investigating the mysterious Mr. X, who lives directly above Georges. And by the end of the book, Georges discovers that not everything is as it seems…

Well, I must admit that even though I’m super awesome (as we’ve already established), I was a little behind the times on this one — didn’t get around to reading Liar & Spy until now. And I’m asking myself: Why did I wait?!

This book is like a ninja sneak attack — in a good way! It’s mostly quiet and unassuming and then… BAM! A punch to the gut. And then guess what — another punch. But in a good way.

If you’re a fan of Rebecca Stead’s Newbery-winning When You Reach Me, I think you’ll like this one too. Or have you already read Liar & Spy? (In which case, okay, you’re awesomer than I am.) Leave a comment with your thoughts on the book or send in a full review! (It’s what all the awesome people do.)

— Karen

Karen has appeared as a spy agent twice on film and once in a photograph. You know, all in good fun for the Interwebs! (You can see one of those videos here on Kidsmomo!)

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