Liar and spy book review
Liar & Spy Book ReviewBy Martin Chilton , Culture Editor online. The s is silent, we are told. School is difficult for the only child of an out-of-work architect and nurse who have been forced to downsize and leave their much-loved home. When Georges moves to a new apartment building, he meets a cast of eccentric neighbours who set in motion a mystery that is the backdrop to sharp observational comedy from Rebecca Stead. Georges has been cast aside by his best friend and is putting up with some dismal intimidation at school "classic bully crap," he realises. Kids call him Gorgeous, prompting the aside: "there are worst things to be called, even for a boy". The school scenes are adroitly done.
Liar and Spy review
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead - review
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There are the messages Georges leaves his mother in Scrabble tiles last thing at night, and the messages she leaves him to find in the morning. She works night shifts at the hospital.
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Georges the "s" is silent is a seventh-grader, named after his parents' favorite painter, French post-impressionist Georges Seurat. When Dad loses his job as an architect and tries to start his own business, Mom pulls double shifts as a nurse at the hospital. The family is forced to downsize, moving from a house to an apartment building in their same Brooklyn neighborhood. Mom tells Georges that life is like a Seurat painting: You can see it best when you stand back and look at the big picture. Heeding her advice, Georges tries not to worry but to embrace the changes in his life.