October 20, 2012

Review: Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
This is a Cybils review.
I enjoyed reading Rebecca Stead's first novel, First Light, but thought the boy character in that story was not very well written. When I read the synopsis of this, which featured another boy main character, I was very worried it would be similar. However, the character in this book is very real and very believable. Liar & Spy is the story of Georges, whose parents named him after Georges Seurat. When his family moves into an apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, he finds a sign advertising a spy club and meets the aptly Safer. As the two boys track a mysterious neighbor, the boys learn a lot about each other, and themselves.

Pros: Realistic characters in very real situations dealing with family and friendship.

Cons: Much of this story happens in very subtle, subdued situations. As result, it's not the fasted paced read.

This review is based on a publisher supplied electronic copy.

Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!

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