Monday, October 8, 2012

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead *****

Georges has a lot to deal with: His father has lost his job; his family has moved into an apartment; his mother is working extra shifts as a nurse at the hospital; he is hounded by several of the kids at school; and his new neighbor "Safer" wants him to join in his activities as a spy.  Part mystery but so much more, this is a winner and one of my top picks for the Newbery this year.