Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy

Book - 2012 | 1st ed.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385737432
0385737432
9780385906654
038590665X
9780375899539
0375899537
Characteristics: 180 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Liar and spy
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.8 5.0 152752.
Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.2 11 Quiz: 58364.

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louisebrehm
Sep 02, 2020

This book is a great read for any fourth graders but especially, reluctant readers! The chapters are short, the plot keeps moving, and the fascinating characters get readers hooked from the first chapter. It's mystery and intrigue take the reader on an unpredictable journey. The author also leads you into the emotions of Georges, a typical seventh grader who struggles with trust when he meets the other kids that live in his apartment building. The surprising ending will ensure that this book will become one of your favorites!

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Shomama
Jul 27, 2019

This book was sooooooooooooooo good!

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Charlotte_Holmes
Jun 11, 2019

realy liked the name idea. amazing book

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RescueDog
Nov 29, 2017

Very creative. I loved the names. I really enjoyed the first half & not so much the second half. I wanted more of the intrigue.

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heidielise
Jun 28, 2016

Such a good book. Could not put it down. I really liked how Safer had such a complicated but cool family, like how their parents did not name them at birth.

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pink_panther_225
Nov 30, 2015

This book had interesting twist and turns. The characters have interesting personalities. The characters have fun actions and ideas. Recommended for grades 5-6.

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parnoosh
Jul 11, 2015

I liked Rebecca Stead's other book "When You Reach Me" but this book was a great book

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alexandercai
Jul 06, 2015

I think that somebody faking making you assist him in entering a house isn't really a game... But it was a really good book.

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bhallrun
Jun 12, 2015

Great Book!!!

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rosegold11
Oct 26, 2013

it sounds ok but wat is he trying to do

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yellow_ant_147 Aug 12, 2014

yellow_ant_147 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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safi12
Jul 14, 2014

safi12 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 15

indigo_panda_135 Aug 01, 2013

indigo_panda_135 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Aug 29, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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alexandercai
Jul 06, 2015

Liar and Spy is about a 7-th grader named Georges who is chosen by Safer, the leader of the Spy Club, to spy on the mysterious Mr. X in the apartment above Georges's right after he moves in, as well as emotional struggles after Georges' mother catches a dangerous virus.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Aug 29, 2012

Don't call him Gorgeous. Georges has had to live with his uniquely spelled name all his life (gee THANKS, namesake Georges Seurat) and it's never been anything but a pain. You know what else is a pain? Moving from your awesome home where you had a loft made out of a real fire escape to an apartment with an unemployed dad and an absentee albeit loving mom. When Georges meets the similarly oddly named kid Safer in the new apartment building he becomes enmeshed in the boy's spy club. Is there someone up to no good in the complex? How far will the boys go to learn the truth? As things escalate and George finds himself facing fears he didn't even know he could have, he discovers that everything in his life boils down to this question: when it comes to his relationship with Safer, who really is the liar and who really is the spy?

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Aug 29, 2012

First Sentence: "There’s this totally false map of the human tongue.”

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