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Liar & Spy

by Rebecca Stead

Liar & Spy
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2012, 192 pages
    Paperback:
    Aug 2013, 192 pages

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A quirky mystery full of tween angst set in a New York City apartment building

Life is good when you're twelve years old, unless of course you're Georges. Between middle school vultures like Dallas Llewellyn, his dad's lost job, his overworked mother, and his awful name (Georges without the S would be so much easier), life is a touch grim at the moment.

Georges is doing his best to adjust to the many changes in his life, but the necessary move from house to apartment isn't helping. Cognizant of that fact is Georges's father, who promptly hangs their Seurat poster (as in Georges Seurat) in the same place above the couch as their old home, making Georges feel just a little bit better.

The "Sir Ott" as Georges calls it, not only brings comfort to him, but also pulses at the heart of Liar & Spy. "What you can't tell from our poster is that the picture is painted entirely with dots. Tiny little dots. Close up, they just look like blobs of paint. But if you stand ...

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