Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Monday! What are You Reading? Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

A couple weeks ago, I read about NetGalley on Twitter and was excited to try it out because I love to read new and upcoming titles to share with students and pre-order for my classroom! NetGalley is an online service where readers can request to read online galleys of titles, that have not yet been released, via an eReader such as iPad or Kindle. 

Through NetGalley, I read Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead on my iPad this weekend.  I loved When You Reach Me by this author so I was eager to read her new book that will be released August 7th.  This book is a perfect read for students in fourth grade and up who enjoy mysteries, suspense, and surprises. 

The story takes place in New York City in a special apartment building in Brooklyn.  The narrator is a seventh grade boy named Georges (pronounced George).  Georges' family has to sell their house and move into an apartment where he meets Safer, Candy, and Pigeon who are all siblings.  Safer creates a spy club that his sister Candy and Georges join.  Through this spy club, Georges learns new information about Safer's family, Mr. X, and friendship.

I could not put my iPad down while reading this book and read it in one sitting.  I can not wait to purchase Liar & Spy for my classroom when it is released in August - I know my  students are going to love it! 

Happy Reading! :)


  1. Oh this looks good! What ages is this one for? Grades 4/5 or older?

  2. Yes, it is perfect for kids in 4th grade and up. Enjoy!

  3. Isn't Netgalley wonderful? I read Liar & Spy this past week too and absolutely loved it as well. Not quite as much as When You Reach Me, but I still think L&S is a stellar book that I will be recommending often.

  4. Fun! I got an ARC at IRA but Liar and Spy is in line after I finish Fig Pudding and Capture the Flag. Can't wait to read it! I think I want to reread When You Reach Me this summer, too!