Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Review of Liar & Spy

Title: Liar & Spy
Author: Rebecca Stead


When seventh grader Georges (the S is silent) moves into a Brooklyn apartment building, he meets Safer, a twelve-year-old coffee-drinking loner and self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer's first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer becomes more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend?

(Blurb Taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

Another of the Carnegie books here. I'd say this book was average. I enjoyed it but it was nothing special, nothing to write home about. 

The story follows Georges (silent s) who has recently moved into a new apartment in Brooklyn. Whilst there he meets Safer, a 12 year old, slightly eccentric, self appointed spy. Georges becomes his newest spy recruit, and their mission? To track the mysterious Mr X.

However, Safer becomes more and more demanding and Georges starts to doubt how real this is.

I didn't really understand the ending all that much or the notorious taste test, I was enjoying the book through the middle but the ending was just a bit of a let down. It took me a while to get into the book and ending I didn't understand that much.

I'd say try it, a lot of people love it and say it's a brilliant book, but to me, it was okay. I wouldn't go out of my way to read it - it was just average.

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  1. This book sounded like it could be fun. Too bad it wasn't all that great for you. Good review, though!


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