Parents' Guide to

Liar & Spy

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

My Students Really Enjoyed This Book!

Although some of my 6th and 7th grade students say they called the surprise ending early on, they still really enjoyed this book and gave it, an average of 4 stars. I look forward to sharing this book with future classes.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (7):

Liar & Spy is a clever and inspiring book full of original yet realistic characters. The plot twists are smart and surprising, as is Georges' way of pushing back against the bullies who tease him. Georges' relationship with his parents is lovely -- very close and supportive -- and provides a firm foundation, so that the reader is never too worried about his character.

Georges faces some pretty serious challenges for a seventh-grader, but there's enough relief in his life -- and humor in Stead's writing -- that the novel never gets too heavy. This is a warm, engaging book about characters and situations that will resonate for young readers.

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