Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

In YA Book Reviews on July 2, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

Genre: Modern Realistic Fiction

Length: 180 pages

Published: 2012

Summary: 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.

This story is told from Georges’s point of view and chronicles his middle-school experiences with making friends and dealing with school bullies. As to be expected in a book titled Liar & Spy, nothing is as it seems. There are some amazing plot twists that you won’t see coming. A must-read for sure!

Favorite part: Bittersweet chapter where Mr. Landau, who has been teaching about the science of taste buds, asks the students to ponder what is the taste of human experience. He then gives them the assignment to write about a memory that can be described using the metaphor of taste.This nudges Georges to remember a bittersweet memory.

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

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