Title Profile & Character Information

Liar and Spy

Annotation

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me a story about spies, games, and friendship.

The first day Georges (the S is silent) moves into a new Brooklyn apartment, he sees a sign taped to a door in the basement: SPY CLUB MEETING--TODAY

That's how he meets his twelve-year-old neigh-bor Safer. He and Georges quickly become allies--and fellow spies. Their assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer's requests become more and more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend?

"Will touch the hearts of kids and adults alike." --NPR

Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more



Awards
2012  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2013  American Library Association Notable Books for Children
2012  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2013  Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Characters
NameGeorges
GenderBoy
OccupationStudent

NameSafer
GenderBoy
OccupationStudent

GenreFiction
Mystery
Juvenile
TopicsSpies
Friendship
Games
Mysteries
School
Family
SettingBrooklyn, New York
New York