Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy

Rebecca Stead

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 0375850872

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Liar & Spy

Rebecca Stead

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 0375850872

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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 List

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that a hello? This is Safer’s friend, Georges.” “He lives on three,” Candy adds. Pigeon’s eyebrows shoot up. “Cool,” he says. “Nice to meet you, Georges.” He sticks out his hand, and we shake. “Hmph.” Safer slams into his chair. “Don’t mind Safer,” Pigeon tells me. “He’s still mad at me.” He turns to Safer and puts him in a headlock. “Can’t stay mad forever, buddy. I’m still the only brother you’ve got.” Safer squirms and turns his face away. Pigeon lets him go. The food is chicken stir-fry

murmuring-into-the-phone ritual with the door to his room closed, I slip upstairs to Mr. X’s apartment and wedge Safer’s balled-up gum wrapper between the door and the frame. My heart is going a mile a minute, but nothing bad happens. It’s completely quiet up there. Before bed, I spell Mom a note with the Scrabble tiles: THE METS WON LOVE ME The Soft G Mom’s morning message says: BULLPEN NEEDS WORK LOVE YOU Dad is gone already, and he’s left a note and bagel money on the

have an orthodontist’s appointment.” “Really? Is your orthodontist in the city?” “Yeah.” “Will you be taking the D train, by any chance?” “Candy, no,” Safer says, hauling himself out of his beanbag. “I’m just asking.” “I’m not sure,” I tell her. “Why?” “There’s a newsstand on the uptown D platform at Fifty-Ninth Street that sells giant SweeTarts. They’re really hard to find around here.” Her eyes look all lit up. It’s like she’s glowing. “If you happen to be there,” she says, glancing at

stomps down the hall and into her room, slamming the door so hard the windows shake. Safer looks at me. “Um,” I say, “maybe another time?” He smiles. “She has a temper.” He walks me to the door, and I tell him I officially forgive him for what he pulled last night. Safer says, “Yeah, I forgive you too,” and he puts a fresh gum wrapper into my hand. He knows I lied, but I have no idea how he knows. A Message from the Chef We can’t see the parrots from our apartment, but when I’m

was packing our cookbooks for the move. Her head made a horrible sound when it hit the floor. Dad ran over and yelled, “She’s burning up, she’s burning up!” like he was shouting it to the whole house. Mom woke up and told Dad to stay calm. No ambulance, she told him. We were going to drive to the hospital. She’d need some things. And she wanted a pillow, her own pillow. She was saying all the things Mom would say, in a shaky voice that sounded like anything but Mom. At the hospital, they took

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