Rebecca Stead’s adventure about a boy who embarks on a journey of self-discovery when he tries to escape his problems at home, Liar & Spy, is the sixth book in the Guardian children’s fiction prize book club – what do you think?Every week we are featuring one of the brilliant books in the running for the 2013 Guardian children’s fiction prize. This week it’s Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead.What’s the book about?Life gets steadily worse for Georges (the s is silent) after he moves into a new apartment block. Dad has taken a pay cut in a new job, and Mom has to work longer shifts to make up. Luckily distraction is at hand, as Georges gets caught up in a game with another boy living in the block. Home-schooled Safer’s spying game is scary but fun, while his home provides an interesting and supportive alternative refuge for Georges from his family problems. But gradually Georges begins to doubt everything he once took at face value, and glimpse truths that he can no longer avoid. His journey of self-discovery is tenderly and sensitivily told within an exciting adventure.Find out more about the bookNow’s your chance to read the book, …read more

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