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Liar & Spy

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Publisher Comments:

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Review:

"When seventh-grader Georges and his family move into a new apartment building in Brooklyn, N.Y., he meets 12-year-old Safer, who recruits him to join her spy squad in an attempt to gather intelligence about Mr. X, a man who resides in an upstairs suite. As Georges, narrator Jesse Bernstein is youthful yet wise: a child who's suffered more than his fair share of life. As Safer, Bernstein is darker, sounding like a troubled youth who is ready to control any situation. Of course, there's more than meets the eye in Stead's novel, and Bernstein's understated performance leaves room for interpretation. Listeners will be charmed by this memorable listen and Bernstein's rendition of two unusual and endlessly interesting characters. Ages 8 — up. A Wendy Lamb hardcover. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Synopsis:

At the moment, Georges has a lot going on. Dad was laid off so Mom has started working extra shifts at the hospital, and they had to sell their house in Brooklyn and move into an apartment. One good thing about the new building is Safer, an unusual boy who lives on the top floor. He's determined to teach Georges how to be a spy. Their main case: spy on the mysterious Mr. X in the apartment above Georges. As Georges and Safer go deeper into their Mr. X plan, the line between games, lies, and reality begin to blur.

About the Author

REBECCA STEAD is the author of First Light and the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449014080
Author:
Stead, Rebecca
Publisher:
Listening Library
Author:
Bernstein, Jesse
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
friendship;bullying;realistic fiction;fiction;mystery;family;new york;moving;espionage;new york city;ya;middle school;adventure;spy;young adult;contemporary;illness;phobias;realistic;bullies;fear;boys;friends;brooklyn;children s;children;apartments;juveni
Subject:
friendship;bullying;realistic fiction;fiction;mystery;family;new york;moving;espionage;new york city;ya;middle school;adventure;spy;young adult;contemporary;illness;phobias;realistic;bullies;fear;boys;friends;brooklyn;children s;children;apartments;juveni
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Four CD
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.93 x 5.13 x 1.15 in 0.325 lb
Age Level:
from 8

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Product details pages Listening Library - English 9780449014080 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When seventh-grader Georges and his family move into a new apartment building in Brooklyn, N.Y., he meets 12-year-old Safer, who recruits him to join her spy squad in an attempt to gather intelligence about Mr. X, a man who resides in an upstairs suite. As Georges, narrator Jesse Bernstein is youthful yet wise: a child who's suffered more than his fair share of life. As Safer, Bernstein is darker, sounding like a troubled youth who is ready to control any situation. Of course, there's more than meets the eye in Stead's novel, and Bernstein's understated performance leaves room for interpretation. Listeners will be charmed by this memorable listen and Bernstein's rendition of two unusual and endlessly interesting characters. Ages 8 — up. A Wendy Lamb hardcover. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , At the moment, Georges has a lot going on. Dad was laid off so Mom has started working extra shifts at the hospital, and they had to sell their house in Brooklyn and move into an apartment. One good thing about the new building is Safer, an unusual boy who lives on the top floor. He's determined to teach Georges how to be a spy. Their main case: spy on the mysterious Mr. X in the apartment above Georges. As Georges and Safer go deeper into their Mr. X plan, the line between games, lies, and reality begin to blur.
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