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 Safers 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 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 Childrens Books starred review Autumn 2012 Kids Indie Next List Nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013 Kirkus Reviews Best of Childrens Books 2012 List Publishers Weekly Best of Childrens Fiction 2012 School Library Journal Best of Childrens Fiction 2012 List The Horn Books Best of 2012 List Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012 for Kids List Amazons Best of the Year, Middle Grade (3) A New York Times Book Review Notable Childrens Book of 2012 Holiday gift guides Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times NPR Outstanding "Backseat" Reads for Ages 9-14, NPRs Backseat Book Club One of The Atlantic Wires 25 favorite middle grade and young adult book covers of 2012 The Wall Street Journals Best Childrens Books of 2012 The Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012 The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books 2012 Blue Ribbons List Winner of the 2013 Guardian Childrens Fiction Prize