Published in 2012 by Wendy Lamb Books. 192 pages.
I absolutely loved this children's novel by the 2010 Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me!
It's about bullying and about being afraid. It's about family and about friendship.
With a feel similar to Ellen Potter's Slob (which was one of my favorite reads of 2010), Liar & Spy is part coming-of-age story and part mystery, and it reminded me a bit of Harriet the Spy, a favorite from my childhood. I highly recommend Liar & Spy both for middle grade readers and for grown-ups who care about middle graders.
Lucinda Rosenfeld reviewed Liar & Spy for The New York Times here. Rebecca Stead's website has additional information about the book here. Other book bloggers who have reviewed Liar & Spy include the following:
- Confessions of a Book Habitué (August 9, 2012)
- Beth Fish Reads (October 2, 2012)
- Becky's Book Reviews (October 8, 2012)