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"Liar & Spy" by Rebecca Stead

'Liar & Spy' by Rebecca Stead

★★★★ Rebecca Stead, author of the 2010 Newbery Medal winner, When You Reach Me, brings us another great middle-grade novel. Liar & Spy tells the story of seventh grader Georges, his mysterious new friend and the "Science Unit of Destiny." Touching on themes of change, bullies, friends and family, the book plays at perceptions on all levels - are things always what they seem?

Reviewed by Katie Z.

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